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Your Guide to Buying a Safe

Jun 27, 2008
We all have important information that we want to keep from theft or accident. We have valuable possessions that we want to keep out of the wrong hands.

For many people, having a safe in the home or business is the best way to accomplish that. Here is a guide to aid you in understanding the variety of safes available to you so you can choose the right one for your needs.

Fingerprint Safes

Fingerprint safes refer to the type of safe that is accessed only by registered fingerprint identification. The fingerprint identification system eliminates any worry that a child might find a key as the gun owner or other registered person are the only person(s) that can have access

This technology is very appealing to some people over key-lock or combination safes. Fingerprint ID safes are an excellent choice for storing guns in a home with children.

Drop Safes

Drop safes, also known as depository safes, are an ideal choice for any business. With drop safes, you can put cash into the safe throughout the day until its ready for deposit. This is great if you need to keep cash overnight, but don't want to leave it in the cash register, where it can be vulnerable to theft.

This is also a great solution for businesses that deal with high volume cash flow, so that cash can be deposited throughout the day. This can help minimize the risk of employee theft or mismanagement of excess cash.

Media Safes

Media safes are especially designed to protect your vital computer media. Often, these safes are specifically made to secure CD's, DVD's, memory sticks and USB drives.

This is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to back up important information that could be destroyed in a fire, stolen or lost if your hard drive crashes.
Media safes are often available as fire-proof and/or with options that maintain certain temperature and humidity to further protect your valuable information.

Gun Safes

One of the most popular reasons that people make the investment in a safe is to keep their guns secured. Gun safes serve a very important purpose: keeping your guns out of the wrong hands. This can mean keeping guns away from children or theft.

Gun safes come in a staggering variety of sizes and options. Handgun safes, rifle safes, or large gun safes that can accommodate several guns as well as ammunition are available.

Fireproof safes

Although many different types of safes are available in heat resistant options. Fireproof safes are ideal if your main goal is to keep important items safe from fire.

Fireproof safes are typically used to store important items. These include financial documents, personal information and other vital information that would be very difficult to replace in the event of a fire.

Another great way to use fireproof safes is for storing information that you would need access to in case of a fire. This includes insurance information, prescription information, and other information that could help you recover more quickly from a fire.
About the Author
Wendy Moyer writes about safes and related home security products for Authority Safes. Authority Safes provides varied home security products, including everything from Media Safes to Fire Proof Safes, Biometric Technology Safes and more.
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