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How to choose a safe? Types, dimensions and security closure

Protect your valuables or those of your guests with the most suitable safe

How to choose a safe? Types, dimensions and security closure

There are certain valuable objects that, no matter how small, are part of our lives and have enormous meaning for us, both sentimental and personal. Fortunately, locks and safes were invented to secure our belongings; to protect them and keep them safe, giving us peace of mind.

However, there are different types of safes on the market. With so many alternatives, you may feel a bit lost when making your choice. How can you choose a safe that best suits your needs and guarantee the security of your home or business?

Worry no more; in this post we are going to give you the guidance you need to choose a more than adequate safe.

Types of safes

To start with, there are many different types, models and sizes of safes. A hotel, for example, needs a different kind of safe to a home or a restaurant.

So the first thing you should consider in your choice is the use you are going to give to your safe, as well as the place and location where you are going to install it.

What to take into account when choosing a safe

The different types of safes can be classified in various ways, according to their features: such as their size, the opening system, the lock and their degree of security and quality.

These are all the factors you should look at if you want to make the best choice:

1. Size

Select the measurements of your safe based on what you plan to keep inside it. There are many different dimensions, although, for the home, the most common one is the standard model, 20 x 36 x 22 cm.

If you are looking for variety, at Omnitec we have safes of up to 7 different sizes, adaptable to all kinds of areas.

2. Opening

The opening system is also a decisive factor when choosing your safe. There are 3 options:

  • Front: This is the most common. In this safe model, the door opens between 90 and 110 degrees upon its side hinge.
  • Sliding: In this case, the door and drawer can move horizontally on their sliding guides.
  • Top: You can also choose a safe whose door is located at the top, rotating on rear hinges. This way, it can overlap and sit on the top of any location.

The locking system usually works with a digital code, although our models can also have a master code and a physical key for emergencies.

3. Security level

Do you need a safe to protect the valuables in your home? Then you will be looking for one that guarantees high security. Of course, choosing a safe with the highest possible security can be very expensive.

You should choose one with a sufficient degree of security to give you the peace of mind that whatever you are going to store inside, whether jewellery or any small valuable object, will be safe.

4. Additional features

The security of a safe can also be increased if you choose one with any of these additional features:

  • Fireproof safes: Almost as important as thefts are fires, which can endanger your belongings. Luckily there are fireproof boxes, made with materials resistant to high temperatures that offer you great protection.
  • Built-in safes: The option of embedding your safe can be a good point in its favour. This type of safe requires some work at home to create a gap in a wall to install it. Its strength and safety are two of its greatest advantages.
  • Hidden safes: Some models can fit into a desk or even be camouflaged in drawers; an ideal option if you are looking for discretion.

Where to buy a safe

If you've made it this far, we hope you found our tips for choosing a suitable safe useful. We have explained everything you need to know to make that choice and safeguard your most precious items.

Now, where can you buy a good safe? The most important thing you need is a trusted manufacturer, and we think you need look no further than Omnitec Systems.

Our team has been working in a constantly changing field for more than 15 years, and has adapted comfortably to all kinds of technological advances. Our hotel safe is one of the highest-rated products in the industry.

Take a look at our Omnitec catalogue and get in touch with us if you have any questions. Don't wait any longer to protect your home or business!