Want to know how to cut your burglary exposure in half? (Actually, by 50.9%) Buy a safe.
Roughly half of the most sought after items burglars look for can be securely locked away in a household safe.
Look at these statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Justice:
- Personal objects like jewelry, watches, keys and other things make up 31.1% of what’s taken. (This category also sometimes includes larger items like briefcases – we’re not including those.)
- Cash, coins, check, credit cards and other monetary instruments make up 16.9%
- Guns make up another 2.9%
The other 50% of the items stolen include bigger things like electronics, appliances, cars, tools, and the like.
But the point is you have the power and ability to protect roughly half of what the thieves are after simply by taking one small step:
Install and use a Gardall or Amsec safe from The Locksmith Express in your home or business.
Fire Resistant Safes
While this may not sound like a long time, research show that fire doesn’t sit in one area for a particularly long period of time, so these ratings are adequate for most applications.
The safes pictured here are by Gardall and feature a combination of fire resistance and burglary resistance.
If that’s the case, you’re looking for specially hardened safes like the TL-15 or TL-30 safes from Gardall.
Pictured here, these safes are designed to give the level of protection demanded in high security applications.
We’re proud to carry the Amsec gun safe that will not only protect but will showcase your hunting equipment and accessories.
Available in a variety of configurations, the Amsec line can accommodate the avid sportsman while providing the peace of mind that your equipment is both secured properly and safe from burglary.
- Wall safes
- Floor safes
- Depository safes
- Safes operated by conventional dial, by code, biometrically, or other means.
- Even vault doors
Stop into our showroom and ask for one of our safe experts for more information.
Why Our Safes
It can be awfully tempting to buy one of those $50 “fireproof” safes or security boxes from one of the big box stores or membership clubs.
Good thing they don’t charge extra for the false sense of security!
Look a little closer and you’ll start to see the issues:
- Thin sheet metal exterior instead of formed steel
- The locking mechanism metal (which you can’t see, but trust us) is often made of cheap, brittle pot metal instead of hardened steel
- Plastic liners instead of – you guessed it – steel
- Locking reset buttons placed along the edges where thieves can “reset” your password from the outside of the safe.
I tell you what – don’t take our word for it. Try this experiment:
- Go to YouTube
- Search for “gardall safe opening”
- Then search for “amsec safe opening”
- Look at the videos and watch how long it takes professionals in controlled conditions demonstrating professional techniques to break into these quality safes.
- Then search for “[brand from big box store] safe opening”
- Watch in disbelief how many ways there are to open these “safes” in record time.
If you’d like a well-founded sense of security, we’d be happy to help you out. All others, we’ll see you at the big box store!