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Put safe-ty first - How to protect your valuables

Published 16.4.2018 in the Blog.

For many of us, the thought of being burgled is far from our minds. But it’s vital that your home security is up to scratch to defend against common burglary attacks. Making the smallest of changes can impact hugely on you overall security.

Aside from equipping your home with secure door hardware and window security solutions, it's a good idea to make sure that your valuable assets are safely secured away. This way you can minimise the risk of opportunist burglars seeing your valuables and your home becoming an ideal target. 

Should I install a home safe? 

Installing a safe is a simple way of making sure your valuables are protected. Often people are required to have a home safe by their insurance company to store valuable items. 

Regardless of whether or not it is an insurance requirement, safes are ideal for securing your important and confidential documentation, jewellery and various other valuables - improving your overall home and business security. 

The rating or classification of a safe indicates different levels of protection; whether it is in an attempted burglary or a fire. And there are different locking options to choose from - available with a digital combination lock or a key locking solution.

Key Locking

The key locking safe has been around for many years and provides a reliable and low cost solution to secure valuables. These safes often require little maintenance, securing personal belongings for a long time.

On the downside, safe keys can be misplaced or end up in the wrong hands, compromising the security of the contents inside.


Electronic safes on the other hand do not require you to store separate keys. Operated digitally by a combination entry code, electronic safes are simple to use and have various advantages over key locking safes.

Electronic safes generally cost more than key locking safes and require maintenance such as annual battery change.

At Quality locks we offer a range of safes to meet various security needs and ensure the safety of your personal belongings. Here you'll find a range of certified fire and burglary resistant safes. There are various qualities, sizes and cash ratings available – View the range here.