MOST COMMON SAFE TYPES
- Burglar-resistant safes
- Fire-resistant safges
- Burglary/Fire resistant safes
- Hotel safe or personal safe
- Cash Depository safe
- Timed Anti-Hold-up Safe
Fire resistant record protection equipment consists of self-contained devices that incorporate insulated bodies, doors, drawers or lids, or non-rated multi-drawer devices housing individually rated containers that contain one or more inner compartments for storage of records. These devices are intended to provide protection to one or more types of records as evidenced by the assigned class rating. The class rating determines for how long the contents can be protected from incineration. Different class ratings will protect for periods of ½-, 1-, 2- and 4-hour duration. In addition, fire safes may be rated for their impact resistance, should the safe fall a number of feet to a lower level or have debris fall upon it during a fire.
Burglary resistant safes are rated as to their resistance to attack and also the duration of the attack needed to compromise the safe. Ratings range for attack periods of 15 minutes, 30 minutes and 60 minutes or more. As criminals are always in a rush, it will take them longer to open the safe than the police response time after a business or home alarm system is tripped. Please note, some burglary resistant safes are not fire resistant.
Wall safes are designed to provide hidden protection for documents and miscellaneous valuables. Adjustable depth allows the maximization of usable space when installed in different wall thicknesses. Some wall safes feature pry-resistant recessed doors with concealed hinges for anti-theft protection. Typically, a painting can be hung over a wall safe to obscure it from public view.
Most safes can be equipped with either a dial combination(standard) or electronic keypad(optional)