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Barry Bros London: Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Using Safes
Ae you planning to purchase a home or office safe? People use home safes to store important items such as rare coins, jewelry, guns, and hard-to-replace items like birth certificates, tax records, passports, and family photos. People use home safes to provide protection to their valuable items against fire, water damage, and theft. When it comes to testing safes, Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek (using the ETL mark) are the independent organizations doing the quality testing.
When buying a home or office safe, one important factor that most buyers consider is fire resistance. The UL and Intertek rate fire resistance qualities of safes based on the material, and duration of protection the material can offer. For example, computer disks and DVDs should not get any hotter than 120 degrees, or paper documents not get any hotter than 350 degrees on the inside during the fire. A standard home safe offers thirty minutes fire protection, and those with longer hours of fire protection may carry higher price tags, so just ensure that all of this information is indicated on the packaging.
The burglary resistance independent ratings for home safes are less common as compared to commercial safes. When rating burglary protection, independent testers use torches, tools, and explosives. For instance, a TL-15 rated safe means that it can withstand a burglary attack using common tools for 15 minutes. Find a home safe with bolt-down kits to deter thieves in a hurry, concealed safes on wall or concrete floor, and those that are 100 lbs heavy for a less attractive target. Many water-resistant home safes are also considered as fire-resistant and theft-resistant. In order to simulate the effects of a broken water line or flood, independent testers submerge safes in water.
The main target of burglars is the master bedroom, so planning where to place the safe is crucial consdiering your house design and safe areas. It is a good idea to keep your safe on the basement as it also offers better fire protection, but not a good idea if your home is flood-prone. A home safe offers utmost protection for your birth certificates, estate-planning documents, life-insurance policies, savings bonds, stock certificates, and tax returns. Do you want to be knowledgeable and skilled when buying safes? Come and visit Barry Bros Safes in London today, find out more by checking their homepage or website now. A professional can help you get the best advice on safekeeping and maintenance of safes.