Safe Sales and Service
Art and Ray’s Lock and Safe prides itself in its superior safe service; rapid, expert and high quality. Jim Watt is a Master Locksmith who has worked on all shapes and sizes of safes in his 30+ year career. From piggy banks to bank vaults, Art and Ray's has done it all.
Our safe services include but not limited to:
- Sales of new and used safes
- Long Gun
- Commercial burglary/fire
- Safe lock combination changed
- Mechanical and digital locks installed
- Safe and vault servicing and maintenance
- Safe and vault moving and installation
- Safe and vault opening
- Safe and vault repairing
- Safe deposit box opening and repair
The Different Types of Safes:
Safes have a variety of functions, and all of them include protection of any important documents or any other type of valuable item. Such things require protection from theft and floods, fires, or any other natural disaster. The two main types of safes are those which are designed for business or home use. Within each of these categories, there are many more differences between safes and the type of protection they provide.
There are a few different types of business safes to choose from. A major category consists of those which provide protection against theft. The locks on these safes are designed to be especially secure, even from professional burglars who are able to break more simple locks, freeing business owners from unnecessary worry.
Another type of business safes protect from fire. Almost always, these have the added protection of also having very secure locks. There are different stages of protection provided by fire resistant safes, just as there are different stages of protection with locks. An ordinary document becomes ruined at around 451°F, and most fires burn at around 1300°F.
Therefore, it is obvious that papers need extra protection in case there is a fire in the office. The safes are able to keep the temperature inside around 350°F for different amounts of time. The safes provide the fire protection for either: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 120 minutes or longer. Many businesses do not handle large amounts of cash on a regular basis. However, some companies, such as restaurants, do have a lot of money in their possession each day. For businesses which handle cash, deposit safes are a necessary security measure. Usually, these safes are fixed securely to the floor, as opposed to the more mobile home safes. Deposit safes generally do not offer fire protection.
The other main category of safes consists of home safes. There are only three main types of home safes; theft, fire, or theft and fire protection. Burglar/Fire safes are designed to provide the best of both worlds with a much heavier metal door and body than a fire resistant safe. They usually have a Group II combination lock which is designed to stop a knowledgeable thief. Check for both burglar and fire ratings when purchasing one of these hybrid-safes. Although fire resistant safes have secure locks on them, home safes designed for theft protection provide even greater security. There are different grades of locks. Some of the more basic lock designs found on fire resistant safes are easy for advanced burglars to pick. However, the more complicated locks provided on most theft resistant or Burglar/Fire safes are a challenge for even professional burglars.
Please call our knowledgeable staff with any question concerning the right safe for your application!