Let’s assume that a thief has made it past your white picket fence, and your recently trimmed edges, tries to pick your main door’s lock and on failing to do so, smashes your home’s window to get inside. But is all lost if the burglar manages to get in? Doesn’t have to be.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the median dollar value of items and cash stolen during household burglaries increased by 54% from 1994 to 2011. The figure for financial loss during such burglaries went from $389 in 1994 to $600 in 2009.Burglaries involving the theft of electronic devices and household appliances increased from 28% in 2001 to 34% in 2011.
These figures help put into perspective the need for security of valuable items. Safes are designed to provide you with the ideal solution for such burglaries. According to BJS, between 1994 and 2011, the largest chunk of burglaries involved personal items such as clothing, luggage, jewelry, briefcases, furs, watches, keys and electronic appliances. Safe boxes give you the possibility of guarding your most precious possessions, whether you are in the house, or away.
Safes are designed to provide maximum security and are usually made of solid steel or a combination of steel and composite fill materials such as concrete.
These are a combination of manufacturer standards and Underwriters Laboratory burglar ratings. These ratings are supposed to serve as general guidelines for consumers regarding the types of safes versus the value of the content they carry.
The California Department of Justice Construction Standard has laid down a set of principles, which are to be followed by safe making companies, especially those that are meant to hold firearms. These weapons could be valuable in the time of need, but they may be very dangerous if they end up in the wrong hands. These guidelines include:
The safe should be able to fully contain the said firearm
It should have a locking system consisting of at least a mechanical or electronic lock
Bolt work should contain at least three steel locking bolts of a minimum half inch thickness
Door hinges should be protected to prevent complete removal of the door
These guidelines deal purely with the construction element of the safe box itself. Another factor that might be of great relevance to you is an effective alarm system for the safe. The purpose of this alarm is to further add an element of security. And that’s not all. This alarm system usually comes equipped with devices that detect environmental changes. So if your dehumidifier has malfunctioned, sending moisture levels soaring, your safe alarm will pick these changes and notify you.
Components of a Safe Alarm:
Most safe alarms will come equipped with the following:
Safe Burglar Alarm – Any unauthorized opening or closing of the safe’s door would trigger this alarm.
Safe Movement Alarm – This is a motion sensor, which would be triggered if the safe is moved from its place or tampered with.
Shock Sensor – This is designed to alert the owner in case of any forceful impact or strong vibrations.
Safe Temperature Alarm – This alarm would go off when the temperature of the safe goes below or above the programmed levels.
Safe Moisture Alarm – This is a humidity sensor that would alert you if the safe’s contents are at the risk of being damaged by mould, rust or mildew.
Low Battery Warning – The alarm would notify you well in time if the batteries are about to run out.
Loss of internet connection – Some safe alarms have a built in option of connecting to the internet to give you notifications of any intrusion via email or text. This alarm will notify you in case your internet connection has disconnected.
In a matter of a few minutes, a burglar could enter you home and deprive you of your prized possessions. That’s plenty of time, especially if your valuables are easily accessible and not fully protected. Beat the burglars at their game by installing safe alarms.
Q:Where can I find fail-safe alarms that notify the police as soon as possible?
A:A number of security companies offer good quality alarm systems and security services. However, you would need to consider your own requirements while selecting a security company and an alarm system. Some important factors to consider include reliability, cost, installation process, after sales service, and durability of the security system. You may search online to read user reviews or ask your family and friends for advice before selecting a security alarm system.
Q:Can you give me tips to avoid a safe alarm failure?
A:If you want to avoid a safe alarm failure, you would need to keep certain things in mind. First, look for a good quality alarm system from a reliable company. The company may charge a bit more but the system is likely to be reliable. Second, make sure that the alarm system is properly installed. In some cases, you may need professional help to install the system to avoid faulty installation. To get the best deal, search online for user reviews and also read product comparisons on reputed websites.
Q:What are the most interesting facts about safe alarms?
A:Safe alarms have some interesting features that can help you keep your valuables safe. There are different alarms associated with safes. An alarm could trigger on unauthorized opening or closing of the safe's door. Alarm can also be triggered if somebody moves the safe or tampers it. Besides, there are humidity sensors, low battery warnings, and notifications in case of loss of internet connection.