Choosing the right type of vault is important because it will determine your security. So what are you looking for when choosing a vault? You need to consider three things: cost, security level, and size. A higher price doesn’t always mean that you’re getting better quality; in most cases, the most expensive vaults are only more secure against fire or natural disasters, not necessarily burglars. The most common types of vaults are below:
Forced Entry Vault – This is the best option if you live in an area with high crime rates or natural disasters like hurricanes. It’s also good if there’s a lot of traffic on your street because it can withstand heavy blows from hammers or crowbars.
Escape Safe – This is the best choice for those who are looking to protect valuables from burglars. The average burglar will break in and take everything they can carry away quickly, so any safe that’s meant for this purpose should have a time delay lock.
Fire Safe – If you’re worried about your belongings being damaged by fire or smoke, then look into buying a fireproof safe with an air purifying system like the Liberty Franklin 25. It also has steel bars designed for the quick exit without worrying about getting trapped inside.
Portable Vault – As mentioned before, if there isn’t enough room to keep all of your items at home because of space constraints, fear not! There are smaller versions called portable vaults, which fit under beds or in closets.
Important factors to consider when purchasing a vault:
The size of the vault you’re looking to store; The budget for your vault; How much security do you need? Is it just against burglars or other criminals, or is it also fire and natural disaster-proof? Do you plan on taking the safe with you anywhere, or will it be stationary in one place all of the time? If so, what type of material does your floor at home consist of (concrete vs. wood)? What’s your lock preference: biometric fingerprint scanner, keypad numeric code entry system, push-button combination dial, or old-school manual spin dial? Fire Rating – how long can a standard house fire keep temperature inside under 1000 degrees Fahrenheit Time Delay Lock – this gives thieves less than 30 seconds before alarms are triggered Keyed Lock – the next option down from time delay lock for people who want to enter their safes easily, but don’t necessarily need a fireproof vault with an air purifying system Biometric Fingerprint Scanner – fastest safe entry after keypad or push button code systems.
Tips for choosing which type of vault you need:
First, decide if you need to store your valuables in the house or take them with you. Only go into buying a vault and vault door that’s small enough for where it’ll be stored. Don’t fall prey to marketing tricks by believing that bigger is always better! Remember the three things – cost, security level, and size? Well, now we can narrow it down based on what exactly you’re looking for. If budget isn’t an issue, then definitely look at getting something high quality like a Forced Entry Vault or Fire Safe. On the other hand, if money is tight but still wants good security, then get one of those smaller vaults (escape safely), which are great against burglars because they have time delay locks and can be hidden under beds or in closets.
If you want to protect your valuables from burglars, but don’t mind if it gets damaged by fire, then go for a Fire Safe. This is also great against natural disasters like hurricanes because of the steel bars that let you escape quickly after opening if neither option seems right to you, then look at getting a biometric fingerprint scanner vault which will give you quick entry time as well as protection against criminals and fires (not natural disasters).