Are burglar & fire safes replacing the safe deposit box?

Many banks are discontinuing the long-standing service of renting safe deposit boxes to their customers. Bank of America has done away with boxes at a number of locations. The majority of large banks are opening new branches in which they don’t offer them at all. Banks are now focusing on other products and the safe deposit box is no longer considered to be a profit generator. In the UK, the two major High Street banks – HSBC and Barclays – have closed their vaults to deposit boxes, and it is expected that many other banks will follow suit.  

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Renting safe deposit boxes to your customers

It seems that the use of safe deposit boxes is becoming more rare. With more people owning safes that they keep in their home, the need to rent out a deposit box from a bank is not as common. A recent survey showed that only six percent of bank customers rent a deposit box. One-third of the customers are over 65. These customers have rented their safe deposit boxes for decades and still enjoy the comfort of visiting the bank several times a month to look in on their family property deeds, birth certificates, and jewelry. They like the feeling of (more…)

Our Favorite American-Made Safe Manufacturers

Safe and Vault Store stocks top-shelf American-Made gun safes, from gun safe manufacturers including American Security, Fort Knox, and Browning. All three of these exceptional brands made the Best Gun Safe Reviews listing on The Handgun Podcast. These brands are some of our most-requested holiday gifts; their durability makes them a long-lasting addition to any household. Buying a gun safe is an investment and not something we do every year, so the conceptual design and construction quality are of paramount importance to purchasers.

Let’s look individually at the three gun safe manufacturers we believe are our best picks for the 2016 holiday (more…)

The best gun safes for police and military

Securing equipment, such as guns and ammunition, is a must for law enforcement. Gun safes for police departments need to be sturdy as well as portable. Officers want to be able to transport their equipment, but in a secure manner. They need gun safes that can be stowed in their vehicles, but will be readily accessible when duty calls. The military need gun safes that are reliable and portable as well. It is top priority to keep firearms locked and secure, to make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

SecureIt Tactical FB-40-01Gun safes are made to fit a variety of purposes and (more…)

How Long Does it Take to get a Custom Safe Built?

The process of building and obtaining a custom safe provides a safe space for personal assets or belongings. While the exact time required to build and receive the safe may vary significantly, certain common factors contribute to the actual time required for the process. By understanding the factors involved in creating and obtaining a custom safe, you can have a rough estimate of the number of days required for your safe to arrive.

The Dimensions of the Safe

One of the most common reasons for purchasing a custom safe is due to needing custom dimensions to fit in a specific space. Before estimating (more…)

Protect and safeguard your assets by choosing the best gun safe

Keeping your guns safe and secure when not in use is an absolute must. This is especially true in these uncertain times for several reasons. It is obviously important to store guns in a secure place, so that they won’t end up in the wrong hands. This includes children and other people who are in your home.

In one study it was shown that 85% of parents who owned guns did not store them safely. Every year there are reports of tragic accidents due to children getting a hold of a gun in the home. Even in homes without children it (more…)

What to do when your safe is delivered to your home

Delivery of your new safe is one of the final steps in the process of making your home or business more secure. As you prepare for the arrival of your new safe, knowing what to expect will make the process go smoother for you, the delivery agency and the Safe & Vault Store, your online supplier of leading safe brands.

The process for having the safe delivered to your home may vary depending on the weight of the product and the arrangements you make with the carrier.

If the package weighs 150 pounds or less, Safe & Vault Store will ship it via (more…)

Safe Buying 101: Dial Lock or Digital Lock?

When securing valuables, it’s important to maximize your safe’s security with a lock accommodating for your lifestyle. While combination locks are included as base safe features, digital lock installments typically cost between $100 and $175. Price matters, but it’s normally reflective of equal qualities. For this reason, it’s best to select a lock based upon your lifestyle needs. Examine the guide below:

The Dial lock

Dial Combination Lock

Dial locks are incredibly classic, but they’re still widely used today. Carrying a very low failure rate, successful dial locks are indispensable security resources.

The Pros

Dial locks don’t require batteries to change. Due to their mechanical design, they’re also (more…)

What to look for in a biometric handgun safe

One of the biggest considerations gun owners face is where to safely store the weapon when it’s not in use. The majority of states and many municipalities have laws regulating how guns are stored. Failure to comply often exposes gun owners to legal penalties, especially if an accident happens.

Many handgun owners elect to store their weapons in a small handgun safe, as a way of keeping their pistol out of the wrong hands – whether a child or a thief.

Pistol safes have traditionally featured a combination or digital lock. But in a stressful situation, such as a home invasion, punching in (more…)

Installing a Wall Safe in Five Easy Steps

If you’re looking for a way to protect your valuables, you’re in luck. Installing a wall safe at your home or business is a task anyone can accomplish. Afterward, you can rest at ease knowing that your important items, like legal documents, passports, bank statements, jewelry and other valuables, will be secure and hidden from prowling hands.

Where to start

On This Old House blog, Joseph Truini estimates it takes less than an hour and $180 to $200 for the project. Required tools, he writes, include a tape measure, hammer, level, drywall saw and drill or driver.

The preparation process also involves selecting the correct (more…)