If you rely on hiding places to secure your most valuable possessions, then you should consider a luxury safe for your home. These are not the ugly gray boxes with black plastic dials that often come to mind when picturing a safe. Luxury safes offer a variety of high gloss designer colors to match the decor of a room or closet. The plastic combination locks have been replaced with stylish high tech digital locks that will keep the world out but let you in with ease.
If you’re tired of sifting through boxes of knotted chains and missing earrings, a customized jewelry interior will organize and protect your jewels. Choose from a selection of exotic woods, and plush suede to create The Perfect Home For Your Valuables.
Location, location, location. If the safe is not convenient to access then you will be less likely to use it. The ability to offer custom sizes makes it possible to install the safe anywhere in your home. If space is limited, safes can be built to fit into closets or cabinetry. Since no two people have the same jewelry collection, drawers are specially configured to meet the storage needs of each client. For watch collectors, automatic watch winders can be installed into the drawers.
Beyond the aesthetic appeal and convenience of luxury safes, burglary and fire protection are the reasons for purchasing a safe in the first place. Therefore, it is very important to understand the differences between safes in order to choose the one that provides the level of protection you are seeking.
Safes fall into three categories: Fire protection, burglary protection, and a combination of fire and burglary protection. Within these categories are various levels of quality.
The higher quality safes are tested and rated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Fire protection safes are the least expensive. They are constructed of fire resistant materials only, and do not provide burglary protection. They are intended to keep the temperature inside the safe below 350 degrees to prevent paper from burning.
Burglary protection safes are constructed of steel and do not provide fire protection. They range from minimal quality hotel style safes to high security UL rated safes.
Burglary/Fire protection safes are the highest quality and provide both burglary and fire protection. This is the most popular type of safe, and this too is available in many quality levels. When investing in a safe of this type it is wise to purchase one that has a UL rating. Many manufacturers do their own in house test, but you can never be sure of its quality unless it is tested by an independent facility like Underwriters Laboratories. UL subjects the safes to a variety of forced entry tests and rates the safes according to how long it takes to break in. This is the same procedure used for testing high security safes in the jewelry and banking industries. A luxury safe should have a UL rating to assure you that you are getting the protection you are paying for.