How do I choose the right safe?
There are three points to consider when choose your safe.
- Will the safe need to be Cash Rated/Fire Rated?
- What type of safe? Free standing, wall or floor safe
- Where are you going to place your safe? Ground floor or upper floor
What does 'Cash Rated' mean on a safe?
The cash rating tells you the amount of cash the safe is designed to protect. For example, if you need to store around £15,000 in cash then you should be looking at a safe with a cash rating of £17,500 (or Grade 2) at least. If you need a safe to satisfy insurance requirements always check with your provider what cash rating is required. Click here for Cash rated Safes.
What does 'Fire Rated' mean on a safe?
Fire safes and cabinets have a 'fire rating' which states what the unit is designed to protect and for how long. In some cases, the units have passed a specific fire test. When clicking on a product that has a fire rating it will give you information on what the fire rating is for i.e paper, data or digital media, some Fire Rated safe also come with a Cash Rating. Click here for Fire Rated safes.
How will I know what lock to have on my safe?
Most safes and cabinets are supplied with KEY locking as standard with the option to upgrade to a range of different lock types such as electronic key pad, push button digital lock and mechanical combination dial. Check with your insurance. Click here for locking options
What does 'AiS Approved Safe' mean?
The Association of Insurance Surveyors (AiS) is a well-known and respected body of individual risk control and reduction experts, working in the insurance market across the UK.
AiS approved safes are certified by BRE/LPCB, the ECB.S (European Certification Board Security) or a member of the EFSG (European Fire & Security Group) and the security certificates have been scrutinised by the Association.
What does 'Secured by Design' mean?
Secured by Design (SBD) is the title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.