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The Main Types of Safes Every Home and Business Owner Should Know

If an emergency came to your home or business, would your valuables be safe? There's a tremendous peace of mind that comes from knowing your belongings are protected. 

However, if you are not sure of your security, potential emergencies can be much more frightening. If you find yourself in the latter position, though, there's no need to panic! We at Kildonan Lock Service have you covered. 

We provide the safes Winnipeg needs to protect its residents' valuables. To help you protect your possessions, we've compiled a guide to the safes that every home and business owner should know.

If you want to increase your security, take the first step! Learn about the safes that people trust to keep their things secure.

 

Fire Safes

Whether you're looking for a home safe or an office safe, your primary choice will be between a fire safe and a burglary safe.

In 2014, Winnipeg experienced 1,613 fires and an estimated value loss of over $58 million. Fires can happen, and when they do, they bring incredible loss of property.

A fire safe is an excellent choice for preventing property loss. Developers test fire safes by proving them against fire. They build their product out of lightweight steel that doesn't conduct heat well.

This allows the safe to withstand fires for varying time lengths. However, the general standard for a fire safe is that it should last for at least 1 hour against a fire. If it cannot last for an hour, it is unlikely to provide adequate protection. 

 

Burglary Safes

These days, it's increasingly popular to have security systems that protect your building. This is especially true of businesses, but even home security has seen growth through products like doorbell cameras.

While security systems are a powerful first line of defence against burglary, a safe is still an excellent precaution to take. Burglary safes, like fire safes, are tested against harmful conditions.

This means that developers test the safe by attempting to break into the safe with tools. Burglary safes are then rated by how long it takes to break into the safe. 

The lowest rating a burglary safe can have is B-rated, which means it is a residential burglar-resistant rating with a 1/2 inch steel door and a 1/4 inch steel body.

More standard ratings are the Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, and Class 5 ratings. Classes 2 and 3 are TL (tool resistant) for up to 15 minutes and 30 minutes. Classes 4 and 5 include torch resistance as well.

These classes will withstand an assault from tools and torches for up to 30 minutes and 1 hour, respectively. These are excellent additions to security systems Winnipeg already uses in commercial settings.

 

The Best Safes Winnipeg Offers

If you want to improve your security and get a safe, then look to Kildonan Lock. We provide a plethora of security add-ons, including safes in any classification

Whether you want a small safe for a dorm or a commercial-grade safe for your business, we've got the safes Winnipeg needs! Contact us today to get yours installed as soon as possible.

 

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