The Three Types of Safes and Their Uses

If you’re thinking about investing in a safe to protect your valuables but don’t feel confident in your ability to discern what type is best for you and your belongings, worry not! Though it can often seem like there are dozens of different types of safes, each designed and used for something incredibly specific, every safe can actually be put into one of three simple categories.

A jewelry safe, as the name implies, is designed specifically for personal use when protecting your precious necklaces, bracelets, earrings, tie clips and cufflinks from fire or theft. Available in a variety of sizes and security features, these safes included integrated drawers designed for sorting and protecting your valuable jewelry.

A burglary safe is similar in that it is designed for private use and available in a range of sizes, except it does not include drawers and is more commonly used for storing money and other valuables. Some of these types of safes can be embedded or bolted into a wall, the floor or simply placed under a desk. They are most commonly secured by a combination dial or electronic lock, and resist fire and blunt force trauma.

On the other end of the spectrum are high security safes. Designed for commercial use in businesses with high security requirements such as a jewelry stores, pawn shops, banks or corporate retail chains, they tend to be larger, more heavily protected from drilling and have added locking mechanisms that activate when someone tries to break in.

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