Tips when buying a safe

tips when buying a safe

When choosing the right safe for your home or business, you need to get the right advice so that you can make an informed decision and choose the best safe for you.

What are the different types of safes?

Many cheaper safes sold in hardware or office supply chain stores make claims that their safes are “bomb proof” or “fire proof”. We have been to many break-ins where families are devastated that their safe was broken into and all of their important possessions stolen.

We are also aware of many of these cheaper safes not withstanding fires, so again, people’s important possessions are lost. We are also called frequently to open relatively new safes, which are out of warranty and no longer open, caused by flat batteries, malfunctioning locks or broken or lost keys.

When a safe fails, it can be more costly to have a locksmith come to your property to open the safe than it cost originally to purchase a good safe in the first place. It really is true, “you get what you pay for”.

The different types of safes

  • Floor Safes
  • Wall Safes
  • Office safes
  • Filing cabinet safes
  • Record protection safes
  • Jewellers’ safes
Above: Floor Safes


Above: Wall Safes


Above: Integrated Floor Safe

Choosing the right safe

When buying a safe, save time and ensure you don’t make the wrong decision and contact our friendly locksmiths for advice. This will help you to make an informed decision and choose the most appropriate safe for your needs.

If you have security issues or are anxious about goods of high or personal value, a safe is a great way to add an extra level of security to your home and contents.

Depending on what you are storing you may want to consider a fire-proof safe. Additionally, if it’s jewellery or cash that you want to keep safe, the safe rating is very important to ensure you receive the relevant insurance cover. Britlock Locksmiths will be able to specify and install the appropriate safe and size of safe that will be fit for purpose.

Many of our safes include the latest in anti-theft and fire-resistant technology, making them ideal for any type of business.

Security safe supply installation service

We supply and install a wide range of commercial and domestic safes ideal for any situation (and budget).

All our locksmiths hold Master Security licences and are fully insured. Britlock Locksmiths undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with the latest security technologies. This means we provide our customers with the best security advice in the marketplace. Our expertise is your assurance that your home and business are safe and secure. We service all Sydney suburbs.

Need a Sydney safe-cracker or safe repairer?

Lost your safe code or forgotten the combination? Our mobile Sydney locksmiths can open locked safes? Emergency 24 hour service available.

One of our safe locksmiths can be dispatched to open all types of safes such as digital, combination and key lock safes. And it’s a lot less Italian Job than you would think!

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About Britlock mobile locksmiths

As your local security specialist, our mobile locksmiths deliver the best results to ensure your residential property, strata building or commercial premises are secure. The core of our business focuses on providing clients with efficient and reliable locksmith and security services.

Security is no laughing matter; we know it deserves serious attention. Our team of dedicated locksmiths will respond to any job immediately and with the best tools. We put all our efforts in providing clients with the security they need and can trust. Britlock Locksmiths provide a prompt and expert emergency service and our fully equipped mobile workshops will ensure that we secure your property quickly and efficiently. All Britlock Locksmiths are qualified and insured, and have undertaken extensive police checks and contain all the necessary security licences.

We service all Sydney suburbs. Our mobile locksmiths are based in Ryde, the Inner West, Drummoyne, North Shore, Chatswood, Gladesville, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Castle Hill.

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Our dedicated and highly trained emergency locksmiths appreciate every job we receive and respond to every one with one thing in mind – you, our customer.

It goes without saying that we think we’re the best locksmiths in Sydney but, don’t just take our word for it, read the 200+ 5 star Google reviews we’ve received from happy customers.

Complete locksmith and security services

24 Hour Lock-out Service: Lost keys or damaged locks? From deadlocks to bike locks and everything in between, we can open them all in no time.

Alarm Systems: Wired or wireless, motion detectors or cameras. We can come and inspect your property to help you decide what’s right for your needs and budget.

CCTV Systems: The right camera in the right location. Our technicians can come and help you design a CCTV system that’s perfect for your building or property.

Garage Locks and Accessories: We supply and install a range locks and accessories for garage and roller doors. Repairs, installations or turning your old manual garage door into a fully automatic one.

Key Cutting & Restricted Keys: Our mobile workshops are stocked with the widest range of keys and accessories. Doors, garages, letterboxes, padlocks and windows and our secure Restricted Key System.

Keyless Entry: From pin-code access, fob, key card or even your fingerprint, digital access solutions will make your security more convenient and put a stop to lost keys and lock outs.

Padlocks and Accessories: We supply and install a range padlocks and accessories such as bolts and hydraulic door closers. We can also open and rekey padlocks.

Safes: From floor and wall safes to filing cabinet or jewellers’ safes. We stock, install or even crack a wide variety of safes.

Security Doors & Entrances: We can supply and install a range of security doors, front doors and internal doors, 24/7. We also repair all kinds of doors and entrances.

Window Locks and Screens: A range of window hardware including handles, security locks, latches. Plus Amplimesh security window screens and accessories.