After our company headquarters was robbed for the fifth time, I decided we needed to do a little better at bolstering security. Instead of relying on a few measly cameras and a security guard that was distracted most of the time, we installed a state-of-the-art security system and focused on eliminating inherent security threats. It took a lot of work, but after a few weeks we could tell that our efforts were really helping. We were able to thwart a potential robbery, which made me feel better about the investment. Check out this blog for more ideas on improving your business security.
If you are installing a security vault in your home, where you can keep your belongings safe and where you can also go to be safe, you are going to want to make sure that the door that you choose can protect you. Here are three tips to keep in mind as you go through the purchasing process for a security room vault door.
#1 Fire Safety
If you want your vault room to also act as a safe room, you are going to want to make sure that your vault door provides you with a high degree of fire safety. There are various ranges of fire protection that your vault door can offer you. A basic security door can offer you a couple of inches of fire insulation, much like a regular interior door in your home could offer you. On the other end of things, a high-tech and sturdy security door made out of thick steel can offer you multiple inches of protection. A thick steel door can also withstand significantly higher temperatures as well.
#2 Number Of Locking Bolts
Second, you need to take into consideration the number of locking bolts that the security door has. You ideally want a security door that has multiple locking bolts across the side of the security door, as well as across the top and bottom of the door as well. This will help ensure that an intruder on the outside will not be able to easily cut or break through the locks that are securing your door and keeping you and your belongings safe. Generally, the more locks the better.
Additionally, you want to make sure that the locks that are used on your security door are strong. To ensure that the locks are strong, look for the U.L. approved signed; all U.L. approved locks have gone through an extensive process to ensure that the lock as strong as advertised. Many non-approved U.L. locks are just cheap knock-offs that will not off you the level of protection that you are looking for or fail, resulting in the need for a locksmith to break through your vault door.
Finally, make sure that you pay attention to the weight of your security door. You do not want a light-weight security door; you want one that is pretty heavy. Light weight security doors often just use a thin layer of sheet metal and fill the rest of the door up with fire lining. Heavy-duty security doors use thick sheets of solid steel metal in addition to fire protection lining. Compare the weights of the doors that you are interested in purchasing as well as the thickness of the steel to ensure that you are getting a strong door that will keep people out of your vault.
For more information, contact companies like Utah Safe.Share
23 February 2017