Buying a Safe is a Wise Idea.
Buying the Right Safe is Even Wiser.
Our main objective is to help prevent your valuables from being stolen.
By taking into account the value of your assets along with the risk of loss pertaining
to the site conditions, you will then be more prepared to select a product
offering the appropriate security and weight characteristics.
Prior to purchasing a safe we recommend that you consider not only the replacement value of the items being protected but also their sentimental value. Selecting “the right safe” is the only way to have total peace of mind when it comes to protecting what you cherish.
Protect what you’ve got… at all times
Our security consultants can assist you in the process of your selection and purchase.
In order to qualify as “The Right Safe” for residential applications,
a safe must be both Strong AND Heavy.
The safes you will find here were designed to “take the competitive edge away from the burglar”. That is, we’ve created a complete selection of burglary protection safes with varying levels of security, one or more which should apply to your particular situation. Actually, we took 3 levels of commercial burglary protection safes we designed for the jewelry industry, and created scaled-down versions of them for residential use. These safes were maufactured incorporating barrier materials that offer resistance to a burglar’s set of tools. From protecting against attacks waged with common handtools, such as sledge hammers, crowbars, wedges, etc., to electro-mechanical tools and even torches. Whether you have $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, $1,000,000 or more in value, we have “the right safe” for you.
The weight of your safe plays an important role when protecting valuables in the home. In addition to the security features offered by our safes, the heavier a safe is, the less likely it will be able to be removed (by burglars) from the premises. As a rule, a safe weighing less than 750 lbs. should be securely anchored to the floor, especially if it’s located on a ground level. (The safes we recommend for private home use weigh at least 500 lbs.) Please note that anchoring your safe, especially one weighing less than 750 lbs., is always recommended, wherever it’s located.
Our Updated Collection of Residential Models………………
Diamond TDR Series
For those desiring security features found in safes supplied to the diamond trade for the protection of exremely high value. Incorporated within this safe is the torch and drill resistant barrier material required by Lloyds and other insurance agencies to protect their clients’ valuable collections.
Gotham Six Series
This is our most popular apartment and private home line of safes. A step up from the Avenue Series, this product is a streamline version of safes we designed for the jewelry industry. Both heavy and strong, this series provides the additional security (and fire protection) required for placement in the private home environment. We recently upgraded our Professional Series to this security level so the Gotham Six is available in 14 standard sizes.
Key high security features of this series, such as 6-sided armor plating and a tempered glass plate activated relocking system provide similar protection that is found in the mid-range safes we supply to the jewelry industry. In addition to this, all models can be supplied with a high gloss paint finish along with other luxury features, to make this line of safes a beautiful addition to complement the decor found in many homes today.
Professional Series (discontinued / now upgraded and combined with Gotham Six Series)
Please note that since we upgraded the standard Professional Series design years ago to the “PRO6 armor plated” version, we found that upgrading it to the Gotham Six security level made even more sense, where we could offer 14 standard sizes. In this way, customers can purchase the Gotham Six Series with a selection of finishes, from our basic “ivory” color to a custom color with optional luxury features.
We created this line of safes to answer the burglary protection needs of those residing in high-rise apartment buildings. Constructed of thick solid steel plates with a heavily reinforced frame (along with additional commercial quality security features), makes it an exceptionally formidable safe. Compact and stremline in design, models fit conveniently into closets, alcoves and other locations where space is limited. Available in 12 standard sizes. Custom sizes available.
We designed all of our residential safes to fit conveniently into the home environment.
Where Should My Safe Be Placed?
When determining the appropriate location for your safe, you must first analyze how often you need to access the safe. If the safe has to be accessed on a regular (or daily) basis, consider the locations in your home that you will go to at a moment’s notice. If it’s “out of the way”, you’ll never use the safe as intended, and then items you would like to access will either remain inside the safe, or worse yet, left out, unprotected. Unfortunately, many of us know what can happen to valuables left unattended.
When it comes to jewelry and watches, many people want them to be immediately accessible, so the safe should be easy to get to.
Therefore, the safe should be located in a convenient room or closet…yet not buried behind a lot of clothing or doors, which can make accessing the safe an uncomfortable task. Keep in mind that what you want to do is condition yourself to use the safe as your jewelry box, where everything that’s valuable or important is to be organized and protected…at all times.
Safes containing items that don’t have to be accessed on a regular basis are usually located away from the living area of the home, in a place that’s still relatively easy to get to.
Oftentimes, clients will buy a large and heavy burglary protection safe that’s placed in the basement (below ground level, requiring that we transport the safe down stairs to locate it). Then, they’ll put a modest sized safe for their jewelry and/or watches, upstairs, near the dressing area. In this way, they address and satisfy both needs.
Places Not to Put Your Safe.
We recommend that the following locations NOT be used for the location of your safe: a child’s closet, guest coat closet, garage, as well as any closet or room where there are utilities that may need to be accessed by outside contractors, etc.
Will the Safe Fall Through the Floor?
Even though many are quite heavy, we usually place safes (weighing from 500-1,500 lbs.) on upper floors of homes. FYI, the majority of well built homes have floors that can easily and safely support heavy safes. We are prepared to review this, if necessary, with your architect, builder or contractor.
Complete Coordination with Architects, Designers and Contractors.
When dealing with new homes or renovations, we often interface with these groups in order to help identify the best location and setup for the safe, taking into account which way the door swings as well as making sure the door of the safe can open wide enough to allow the drawers to be pulled open completely.
We often interface with millwork designers (and review drawings) to coordinate the design of the cabinetry with the placement and operation of the safe, helping make sure the door of the safe can open without damaging the wood finishes.
In addition, safes are often placed off the ground, on top of a steel base (something we can supply) or wood platform (usually prepared by others). The reason for this is because many clients do not want to have to bend down to access their safe on a regular basis, so we take into account the height of our clients to assure the safe will be at the appropriate height. We also review the location of the top drawer inside the safe to help make sure it will be easy to see into.