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Which High Security Lock is Right for Me?

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Mechanical / Electronic Keypad / Biometric When it comes to locks, we get this question all the time: Which lock is the best: the mechanical, electronic keypad, or biometric? The answer is…Yes! While the electronic lock is our standard and by far our most popular, all of these locks are good choices. They are all rated as high security locks by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), and the most reliable of their types on the market. There are a few key differences, which may help you decide, which lock is right for you. Electronic This lock is right for you if you want a time tested and easy to use lock without extra expense. The electronic locks we use have been around…

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How Does a Biometric Lock Work?

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We see these fascinating locks in movies and TV shows all the time, security at the touch of a finger, intriguing right? Biometric locks get a lot of attention in the safe world, as you might guess. So, how do these locks work and why might you choose a biometric lock over another type of lock for your safe? For starters, it helps to know how a biometric lock works. In essence, these locks use scanning technology to copy and store fingerprints as computer algorithms in the lock’s database. Safe access is granted to stored fingerprints and denied to any other unrecognizable prints. Continue reading to discover the three main reasons why biometric locks are a popular lock choice, on…

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Tips for Mechanical or Digital Locks

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A lock that relies on a code or combination is only as good as the person in charge of setting and remembering it. You don’t want to make the maintenance of your combination a hassle, but you also don’t want to defeat the purpose of using one. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing and using these types of locks: Digital vs. Mechanical There are several similarities between these two types of locks. First, both should be rated “high security” by Underwriter’s Laboratory. If the lock you are considering isn’t, it’s time to look elsewhere. Both rely on a set of numbers for the combination (more on this ahead) and they’re equally effective at providing protection…

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Jewelry Storage 101: Keeping Your Valuables Safe

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Storing your jewelry in a jewelry safe  is a great way to protect it from loss or theft. There are plenty of ways to make sure that your precious items stay looking their best when tucked away for protection and storage – follow these steps to ensure that your valuables keep their sparkle for years to come. Deciding on a Location Scout different locations in your home before installing the safe; check for extremes of temperature and humidity. When selecting a location for your safe, make sure the spot won’t subject your valuables to potentially harmful changes in environmental factors. For example, if you keep jewelry in a cellar or in-ground safe in the winter and then take it into…

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Jewelry Safes Protect You from the #1 Homeowners Insurance Claim

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Did you know that jewelry loss was the highest category of all homeowners insurance claims? Dollar value lost in jewelry was higher than that lost in electronics, furniture or any other category.* And that doesn’t even touch the sentimental value lost. Jewelry was also at the top of the list for number of claims filed. Clearly securing your jewelry in a good quality jewelry safe or general purpose home safe is very important! Losses are 10 times more likely due to fire and related causes than due to theft.* That gold pendant passed down from your grandmother won’t be so special melted down. So, while you want your security safe to protect your jewelry and other valuables from burglary, fire…

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