One thing to keep in mind is whether a safe with fire protection is required. A fire safe is usually two thin sheet metal boxes, one smaller than the other, with some type of insulation between. Or it can be a metal safe with a Type X fire board mounted on the inside. A safe that has only fire protection usually does not make a good burglary unit. If burglary protection is the leading concern, a burglary safe is the best option. These safes usually have a thick steel body which becomes like an oven in a fire. It has sometimes has no fire protection. It usually will char or burn whatever is in the safe when a fire occurs. Consumers looking for both should look for safes that have burglary and fire protection. A safe that is both fire and burglary resistant have either the fire board installed or a modern day poured filling that protects the valuables inside from getting too hot.
Another thing to keep in mind when purchasing a safe is the insurance rating. When offering a policy, the insurance company may ask to purchase a safe that meets the insurance industry's qualifications. Because of the replacement value of your collection, jewelry, or other valuables, the insurance company may want you to purchase a TL-15, TL-30, or TL-30X6. These are ratings that are awarded to the safe manufacturer when they have their products tested against burglary. There are hundreds of testing facilities out there, but the most famous is Underwriters Laboratories (UL). When safes pass any type of test at the testing facilities, they are awarded a rating and the manufacturer will mount some type of label on the safe itself to indicate that it has passed the test. So look for labels for both fire and burglary when looking at safes.
To accommodate the varied needs of those shopping for a secure safe, Dean Safe offers one of the largest selections of products in the industry in stock. To ensure that their clients always find the right safe to meet their unique security needs, Dean Safe’s professional consultants assesses the given situation and make recommendations based on years of experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Without this proper education and expert advice shoppers cannot be sure that they are buying the best possible product for protecting their valuables.
To learn more about buying a safe and to shop a selection of the latest safe products, visit http://www.deansafe.com.
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About Dean Safe
Our current safe store was opened in the San Fernando Valley in early 1978, where three generations of the Dean family have served the public ever since. Over the years it has grown from a modest 700 square feet to two locations with over 15,000 square feet of store and warehouse, often having a safe inventory into the thousands.