home and office

Code lock on the safe door 20/12/2018
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Should I Buy a Used Safe? Why Second-Hand Isn’t Second Best

Considering making that all important security investment and buying a safe for your home or business? Discover why used safes are worth thinking about. When it comes to safes for sale, you might think that going for a second-hand option is a bit like opting for a used mattress — old, worn and really not up to the job. But this misconception could have you missing out on some incredible products. Let’s be fair. A used safe in a bad condition is not going to do anyone any favours. But... Read More

Front view of light silver bank vault door, closed 14/12/2018
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Where to Buy a Safe? Where to Look and What to Buy

Thinking about buying a safe but aren’t sure where to make your purchase or what safe you should buy? Our expert engineers offer their advice. Have you been thinking about buying a safe? You aren’t alone! Crime and burglary rates are on the rise. The public doesn’t believe police are capable of reclaiming stolen property, and even MPs are worried law enforcement is at risk of becoming irrelevant. As personal property case solve rates hit lows of just 5%, the responsibility of keeping valuables secure now falls firmly on your... Read More

fingerprint 22/11/2018
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How Do Biometric Fingerprint Safes Work? Benefits and Important Information

Looking for the most advanced type of security for your safe that money can buy? All About Safes explain why biometric finger safes are exactly what you are searching for. Security at home and work has become incredibly important in recent years. Crime rates are rising, especially amongst burglaries and thefts. All the while, resolution rates are falling. Over a one year period, it was recorded that only 5% of burglaries and robberies were solved. By the end of 2018, this figure fell to just 1%. That means for every... Read More

Wall Safe 22/11/2018
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The Complete Wall Safe Installation Guide: Where, How and Why

Looking to buy a wall safe and need some advice on where to put it, what exactly to buy and how to get your safe installed? All About Safes offer their expert opinions and insight into the world of wall safe installation. Here are some statistics that might keep you up at night: Hundreds of thousands of homes are broken into annually. This figure is rising. The occurrence of burglaries is up over 30%. 8 in 10 people don’t trust the police to recover anything stolen from their home. That... Read More

man opens safe 14/11/2018
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What Is the Best Small Safe I Can Buy?

It’s not always possible to dedicate a large amount of space to storing valuables, particularly in your home. However, there are a number of small safes on the market that help you to protect your items without occupying large areas of your home. Whether you have a large number of valuables to store or a very small collection, having a small safe is a great way to protect your belongings from danger and theft, and is a vital step towards burglar-proofing your home. Safes vary in material, size and security,... Read More

What Is a Concealed Safe and Why Do You Need One? 31/10/2018
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What Is a Concealed Safe and Why Do You Need One?

Want to know more about concealed safes, such as what they are and how they could be of benefit to you? Our security experts take a detailed look at the concealed safe. In a survey run by All About Safes, we discovered that public confidence in the police’s ability to recover stolen property is very low. In fact, 78% of people stated that they didn’t believe law enforcement would be able to get back their possessions if stolen from a home or business. Surprisingly, this figure is actually an overestimation... Read More

3 safes with 1 selected 24/10/2018
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How to Buy the Right Safe Quick Guide: 5 Steps

A safe is a secure cabinet with a simple or complex lock used for storing valuables. Items ranging from essential documents and cash to jewellery and even guns should be kept securely in a safe to protect them from burglars. The need for a safe is clear. In addition to protecting valuables, safes are also a legal requirement for the storage of some items, such as firearms. As there are so many uses for safes, there are a wide variety available on the market. In this guide, we show you how to buy the... Read More

Eurograde safe with important home documents 27/09/2018
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Insurance and Safes: A Buyer’s Guide to AIS and Eurograde Safes

Discover all you need to know about insurance protection and cash rated safes with our guide to AiS approved units and Eurograde safes. It can be hugely frustrating when you are unable to trigger the insurance payout you are looking for. Even if you have not been in this situation before, it can cause significant worry for those that may run into insurance-related problems in the future. The influence of the media and their dramatic stories doesn’t help either but rather inflates the concerns of individuals and businesses alike, with... Read More

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Police Unlikely to Solve Break-Ins: How to Keep Property Safe from Burglars

Concerned about your possessions in the event of a break in? You aren’t alone. All About Safes recently ran a survey to discover what the British public really think about how the police would handle their case. Read the results here. Many of us are concerned about our personal or business property, and there is good reason for it. Around 500,000 homes are burgled each year in the UK, while half of all business premises will be the victim of a similar crime at some point during their time of... Read More

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Do I need to install / bolt down my safe?

Hello and welcome to our last post in January where we’ve focussed on Eurograded Safes available from some of the leading manufacturers Chubb Safes, Burton Safes and Phoenix Safes. In this post we focus on the importance of fixing your safe to the floor, regardless of size or weight. Throughout January we’ve read about some pretty terrible stories from around the UK, of safes being stolen from their properties and we thought it’d be useful to stipulate how important it is to bolt down your safe – even if it... Read More