One of the first things to consider is the SIZE of the safe you will need. We tend to think that we would use a safe to store the obvious items such as cash, jewellery, passports and other important documents but I often remind customers about the valuable electronic items they have in their home and the even more valuable personal information that these items may store. It is worth making a list of all the items you would like to store in the safe and their measurements. This list can also help you to decide on the cash, valuable and fire rating of the safe you require. Our Milton Keynes locksmiths can talk you through the various sizes, ratings and prices of the safes available so that you can make an informed choice.
The next thing to consider is how you would like to OPERATE the safe. Here you should consider what works best for you and any other users. Safes can be operated in a number of ways:
Key Operated Safes: These safes are opened with a key and can be particularly good for users who are likely to forget a code! In my experience as a Milton Keynes locksmith, this can happen a lot. The obvious drawback with these safes is that keys can be lost! Again, in my experience working as a locksmith in Milton Keynes, this can also happen a lot!
So you have decided on the size of your safe and how you want it to operate, the next consideration should be where to INSTALL the safe.
The safe should be installed in the most secure part of the property. Safes can be hidden in floors or walls but the most important consideration should be how securely the safe is fitted. Ideally the safe should be bolted to a concrete floor and/or an external wall. A site survey by one of our qualified and experienced Milton Keynes locksmiths can help to determine the best place for your safe to be installed.
In my opinion a safe that has been professionally specified and installed is a valuable addition to your home security. If you would like to book a FREE site survey to discuss the available options, please contact one of our friendly, experienced and competitively priced locksmiths in MK. Our MK locksmiths are approved by Which, Age UK and Milton Keynes Trading Standards.