When choosing a safe the main consideration is contents.
- Mixed Content
The insurance value reflects how much an insurance company would insure the contents of the safe for. If more cash is stored in the safe than the insurance value then the extra amount of cash won't be insured therefore a higher grade of safe may be required.
Notes or Coins?
Coins have a much higher space requirement than notes so you may need to consider a larger safe than the cash rating would suggest. We are also able to supply additional shelves if you would like to organise the storage of coins better.
Again how much you will be able to store in the safe is governed by the insurance rating. Storing more in a safe than the insurance rating will mean the extra value will not be insured. Normally the jewellery rating is 10x the cash rating of a safe.
Computer Data Safes
What type of media?
Generally modern computer media has quite a small space requirement but it is still very important to consider how much space will be needed if regular backups are taken.
Fire protection is one of the most important considerations when considering a fire safe. Most fire safes have either a 1 or 2 hour rating which means it will be able to protect the contents involved in 1200 Deg C fire for that period.
If the safe will be used to hold a variety of contents, then please call us and we will advise you as to the best safe to meet your exact requirements.