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Safes

Installing a safe at your home or office will secure your valuables and documents. We specialize in installing and unlocking safes, vaults and strong rooms. If you want to have a safe installed or if you forget the safe code our reliable locksmiths are experts at safe cracking and will come to your assistance 24 hours a day.

Where do you keep your valuables when you leave your home or business? Do you have documents, cash or jewelry that should be secured? A safe provides an extra layer of protection between you and someone breaking into your property.

What is a safe?

A safe, also called a strongbox is a secure lockable metal box for securing valuables against theft or fire. Usually a safe is a square shaped box with one side that can be removed or hinged to form a door. The body of the safe may be cast from metal. Bank teller safes have slit for dropping valuables inside and a time delay combination for opening it.

It is often possible to open a safe without access to the key or knowledge of the combination. This activity is known as safe-cracking.

Our safe and vault services include:

  • Safe installation
  • Safecracking and unlocking
  • Mechanical combination locks
  • Opening electronic locks
  • Safe drilling
  • Changing safe combinations
  • Electronic lock changes
  • Key cutting for safes and vaults
  • Safe lock installations

We specialize in installing and unlocking safes, vaults, and strong rooms. If you would like to have a safe installed or unlocked, please call our safe experts.

Types of Safes we install

Our clients are mostly interested in fireproof safes or burglar proof safes.

Fireproof safes are engineered and designed to protect paper and the safe’s internal temperature below 350 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the critical temperature where the paper will start to char and burn. Their method of protection is to create steam (moisture) inside the safe.

Burglar proof safes are protected both against fire and protect your valuables against burglary and unauthorized access.

Some safe parameters in include:

  • Burglar-resistance
  • Fire-resistance
  • Type of lock (e.g., combination, key, time lock, electronic locking)
  • Location (e.g., wall safe, floor safe)
  • Smart safes as part of an automated cash handling system

Diversion safes are safes hidden in an inconspicuous place like behind a book in the book case.

Securing your safe

In order to secure your safe from unauthorized access there is a code that consists of numbers previously chosen by yourself. The more complicated the numbers are, the less probable it is for thieves to open the safe. If you don’t want to use you can choose to have a key. Installing a safe is a complex operation and we recommend that you call on a professional locksmith for your home or commercial property.

Choosing a Secure Safe

Choosing a safe depends on the level of security, the size you need and your price point. If you are installing a wall safe you may want to consider how long you intend to remain at that location.

Where should the safe be located?

If you are installing a fire proof safe, it should be at the corner where two outside walls meet. This provides the most protection and support for a heavy safe. In a house that has multiple levels, it’s best to keep the safe on the ground floor.

Home Safes

Most home owners install a jewelry safe in the master bedroom in the walk-in closet. Closets are among the first places thieves visit when they’re looking for a home safe. Similarly, locating a safe behind framed art isn’t the best idea. Most of us have seen at least a couple of movies where a business owner or homeowner has swung aside a painting and revealed the safe behind it. When choosing a spot for your safe, ideally, you want to avoid these common spots when determining the most secure placement.

If you choose a dark spot, it may be hard to see the hash marks on the dial to open the safe.

If you install the safe in a place that is difficult to access will you be committed to using it?

Business Safes

Because many areas of a business are inaccessible to the public, most business owners have a wider range of placement options.

In general, the spot where the safe is located should not be visible to the general public. Whether or not the area is visible by security cameras is up to the owner: Some prefer total privacy, locating the safe outside of the view of cameras, while others may prefer to have the safe located in an area that is on camera to add an extra layer of security in the event of a We often recommend that businesses locate their safes in a room where there is limited access, where a door can be locked during the times the safe needs to be accessed, and depending on the level of traffic, sometimes we recommend a peep hole be installed in the door.

No matter where you decide to locate your safe, consider having a contractor secure the safe to the floor or another surrounding structural element with bolts or other hardware to make it extremely difficult to remove – one of our main safe services is securing/bolting them in place.

Finally, when selecting a safe, while smaller size may be more economical and easier to place or hide, remember that smaller safes can also be more easily removed; pay special attention during installation to ensure smaller safes are securely bolted or attached to structural elements to prevent them from being carried off.

Tamir opening a safe by drilling.

EXPERT SAFE CRACKING SERVICES

We are expert locksmiths and will gladly assist you in installing a safe in your house or business. Installing a safe requires expertise in order to ensure that it functions as it should. Caliber Locksmith employees know how to do that. Also, if you forget your code which opens your safe or you lose your key, we can solve that problem as well. We can change the code for you and set the new one or we can make you a new key. Our mobile unit always carries the required tools and equipment so it will take only a few minutes and you will be able to use your safe again.