Owning your own business comes with a number of responsibilities and keeping your valuable items, sensitive documents and other important items safe and out of harms ways should be a top priority for any business owner. Even if you have an insurance policy to take care of the cost of replacement, many of your original documents and valuable items cannot be replaced in the case of theft or fire. There are a number of commercial safes on the market that can provide you with the protection you need and the knowledgeable experts at First Lock & Security Technologies have provided the following considerations to help you make an informed decision.
Things You Want to Keep in Your Commercial Safe; Cash, Important Documents & More
One of the first things that you will need to consider when shopping for a commercial safe is what type of items you want to keep protected? Calculate the value of the items and list them in order of importance. Safes are available in a number of different sizes so you will need to make sure that you select a size that will be large enough for your present and future needs.
UL Safe Ratings; Burglary Rated Safes
Understanding burglary ratings will also help you decide on the right safe for your individual requirements. For example, safes with a superior rating are designed to protect millions of dollars’ worth of items. Think about the value of the items you want to protect and how hard it will be to replace them if that would even be possible. Be sure to match the security rating of the safe to the value of what you need to protect. Don’t make the mistake of buying cheap safe and risk losing the things you value most.
Fire Rated Safe
When shopping for a safe, many potential buyers make the mistake of confusing fire and burglary ratings and it is important to understand that these rating protect against two very different things. Safes go through rigorous testing including impact, endurance, and even explosion or a combination of all three. Safe fire ratings include the amount of time and the degree of heat that the safe can withstand before it fails. You can add an additional level of security against the threat of fire by purchasing a separate fire safe lockbox to keep inside your safe to store important papers.
Lock Safety of Commercial Safe
When it comes to selecting a lock for your safe, there are many options available to you including mechanical and digital locking mechanisms. Both locking systems have a number of advantages and disadvantages, and the professionals at First Lock & Security Technologies will help you select the right option for your commercial safe. The most popular locking mechanisms include electronic locks, mechanical dial locks and redundant locks. Redundant locks combine electronic and mechanical locking mechanisms which can be easily accessed even in the event of a power outage.
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Other considerations include a regular service and maintenance plan to keep your safe working at optimal performance levels for years to come. To learn more about commercial safe installation, repairs, and maintenance for your Greater Silicon Valley business, contact the knowledgeable experts at First Lock & Security Technologies today!