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A Safe Place: Where to Store Your Safe

Sometimes homeowners get so wrapped up in the make, model and specifications of a potential safe, they don’t even consider where to place it inside the house. Knowing the perks and risks of potential safe locations is very important. Here are some tips to help you know where to store your safe.

Consider What You Will Be Storing.

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Know Where to Store Your Particular Type of Safe to Protect Against Fire or Theft.

Will you be storing important documents, valuables, or firearms? For documents, we recommend a location that provides protection from fires. The basement is often a safer place to store documents, as there are usually fewer items to catch fire in the room. If your home has a higher risk of flood or is used to store flammable chemicals, then a hidden closet spot might work better. No matter where you store your documents, you will want to ensure that your documents safe has a high UL rating against fires.

Firearms should be stored in places that children cannot easily access. If the dimensions of the safe allow it, we recommend an upper shelf that is out of reach from children, but accessible in the event of a home emergency.

For home valuables, storing your them away from the master bedroom is often a prudent choice. In the event of a burglary, your master bedroom is often the first place to search. Again, consider the basement as an alternative place to store your safe.

For more information on safes in Dallas, TX, talk to us at 214-446-1950

Can A Locksmith Open My Locked Safe?

While we all tend to feel safe in our homes, the term better safe than sorry still applies to certain items we own. For example, expensive jewelry, or family heirlooms, or even personal information may need to be kept in a locked safe within the home. However, because of the valuable nature of these items, it is likely that you don’t need to open that safe frequently, and over the years, you may have forgotten the pass-code to get in. If this happens to you, don’t panic! Locksmiths can actually help you unlock your safe, though it might not be easy.

Experience Matters

Locked safe

Do You Need Help Gaining Access To Your Locked Safe?

Safes are expensive, so chances are that you would prefer to have it unlocked without having it destroyed. In this case, you need an extremely experienced locksmith. While any inexperienced locksmith can open your safe with specialized blowtorches, that method can’t guarantee the safety of the items inside. An experienced locksmith, however, can operate by  drilling a small hole into the safe. Then, through this hole. your locksmith can attempt to manipulate the lock from within. This method isn’t fast, though, and can take a long time while the locksmith works through each area of the lock.

However, the actual method used will vary depending on the type of safe, and the security measures it has in place. If you’d like to learn more, call our locksmiths today at 214-446-1950! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment with you, and learn more about how we can serve your needs today!

Lose The Keys, Go Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Choose the convenience and security of keyless entry.

Losing your keys can be terrible. It may cause you to be unable to get back into your home or office. If you own a business, you might have a daily hassle of lending out keys and trying to track them down. Maybe, it’s time to lose the keys for good, and go keyless.

There’s never been so many options for keyless entry. Some of them include methods like keypad, biometric, and smart locks. These keyless locks offer a better way to protect your property. Here’s a couple reasons to choose keyless entry:

Theft Protection

Every keyless entry option is different in their security features against theft. However, most don’t require a physical key. This protects them from lockpicking and basic tampering. While keys can be duplicated or stolen, most keyless methods ensure that you are the only one permitting people access. Keypads, for instance, allow you to quickly restrict access by changing the code.

Convenience

Key locks require you to always have the key out and ready when coming to the door. If you’re in a hurry, you don’t necessarily want to dig through your pocket or purse to find your keys. Keyless entry options eliminate the keys which allows easy access. This could be important in an emergency or if you lose your keys. You don’t have to keep track of your keys in order to get inside your home or office. It’s much easier to offer a temporary code or let someone inside remotely than to let them borrow a key and then track it down.

Want to learn more about keyless options? Aarons Locksmith and Security carries an assortment of keyless entry options. Find out how our locksmiths can help you with your home or business in Dallas, TX. Call us today at 214-446-1950.