How to evaluate the Safe you’re buying

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How to evaluate the Safe you’re buying?

Safes Locksmith service Miami FL

Most locksmiths will tell you that cheap safes that are purchased online or in department stores are not worth their salt and can be broken very easily. Therefore, if you’re evaluating the need for a safe in your home or commercial property, it’s definitely a good idea to take the advice of a certified locksmith. If you have items valuable enough to warrant levels of security like this, you want to ensure they’re kept as safe as possible!

We always recommend bespoke advice in these types of scenarios, but here are a general list of things to keep in mind when looking for a safe.

What are you securing?

A priceless diamond neckless and your family heirlooms or a few hundred dollars? Obviously, the former requires a more significant safe but the gist, as with all other forms of security, is to be reasonable with what you are protecting.

Is it visible?

Also worth considering is whether or not it will be visible. If it is, any potential visitors to your property will be aware of its presence, meaning its imperative to make sure its secure – after all, there’s got to be something valuable inside! In this case, choosing a reliable brand that is well made and well installed is a sensible first precaution.

Construction:

A strong safe is one that has minimal space between the door and its body as this is the first leverage point a burglar will notice. Another point to look out for are the welding points. Generally, cheaply manufactured safes that are easy to break open will have poor quality welding (overlaps, lines or visible dots of metal).

3 top tips

If more than one person will have access to the safe, keep the following in mind:

  1.   Ensure the safe is secured tightly to surrounding walls.
  2.   Ensure the lock features a reliable, strong digital lock with an automated locking mechanism.
  3.   Make sure the safe remains out of sight.

As mentioned, it’s important to consider what it is you’re putting away and, in most cases, when you’re purchasing a home safe, you probably just want a reasonable level of protection for items that are valuable to you – not the crown jewels. All the added expense of securing and monitoring larger installations would be an unnecessary cost that is impossible to justify. That’s why Quickly Locksmiths can offer reasonable and trustworthy advice on the best option for your circumstances!

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Locked Out of Your Steamer Trunk? How to Open Antique Trunks

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Locked Out of Your Steamer Trunk? How to Open Antique Trunks?

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Antique trunks require special upkeep, as you’re probably aware. When you’re locked out of your antique steamer trunk, you really should entrust just any old locksmith – make sure they’re skilled and up to the job! A certified locksmith such as those at Quickly Locksmith are knowledgeable enough to get you back inside without damaging your precious antique. However, if you’re brave and want to try yourself, here are some tips.

Know the lock:

The absolute first thing to consider is what kind of lock your steamer trunk uses. Pin tumbler locks which are usually fitted to more modern versions that try to embody the appearance of their genuine antique counterparts require real experience. They’re easy to spot as shining a spotlight inside the keyhole will make the pins clearly visible. If you don’t have any experience, it’s probably best to avoid potential damage and give an expert a call. However, if you have a little experience and want to give it a go, all that’s needed is a tension wrench.

Warded locks:

Old, ancient and strong, but luckily for you, easy to break into. They’re also easy to spot by shining a flashlight inside the keyhole as you will be able to see straight inside. When dealing with these kinds of locks, skeleton keys can be used. Make sure they’re almost entirely inserted with just a small portion hanging out – that way you can twist the lock along with the key. Skeleton keys are easily sourced by any local locksmith but if you’d rather leave the job to the professionals, Quickly Locksmith are always at hand to offer support.

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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