Looking for the right custom safe is always a difficult job. If you take a good look in the market, you will find safes which are nothing more than thin metal box. However, if you do a little research, you will realize that there is more to a safe than you actually thought. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind before you buy a safe.
Size of the Safe
The first things that you need to consider are the size of the safe. Make sure that you buy a safe which is bigger than what you need. Most of the customers complain that they did not buy a safe big enough. Moreover, you also have to consider the value of the contents that you might be putting in the safe in the future years. Bigger is always better when it comes to buying a safe.
Not All Gun Safes are Created Equally
One of the most popular kinds of custom safe in the market is present day gun safes. These are available in different sizes and styles. Some of them are thin metal cabinets that doesn’t have burglary or fire protection. The first thing that you need to do is consider while choosing gun safes in the construction and thickness of the metal. You should not rely on cheap and thin metal cabinets.
Door construction is also pretty important. Look for a gun sage that has at least ¼ of solid plate steel. Better quality gun safes tend to have higher B rated U.L. The high quality gun safes found in the market do not have official UL rating above an RSC.
Best Security Rating for Protecting Valuables
There are some customers who want to protect a wide range of items. These customers should buy well-built composite custom safe. There is rating regarding this. Make sure that you check the rating before buying one. Keep in mind that the ratings are subjective.
Hidden Safe or Wall Safe
Wall safes or hidden custom safe is a good place for storing your high value items. The best protection provided by the wall safe is concealment. It is attached to the studs in the wall and be easily cut out of the wall. As for concealing or hiding safe, most burg lasts are going to look for a hidden safe and if they find it, they will not take much time to penetrate it. If you want to protect the items for a limited period of time then put it in a good quality safe.
The Fire Rating
Fire rating of the custom safe is usually overlooked but it has to be the top considerations. You should go for safes that has more than one hour of fire rating. You should not invest on custom safes that are not going to protect your valuable items. If you do not have budget limitation then you should opt for a safe that has longest fire protection.
Type of Lock
Customers are confused as to what kind of locks should be used on the safe. There are variety of locks and you need to choose the one that is best for protecting your valuables.