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Buying The Right Safe

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When you have decided to purchase a safe, please consider the following information.

All safes are cash rated. A ‘cash rating’ is a method of classifying a safe by its security level. Manufacturers design their safes to meet various levels of security and these are designated by a cash rating from £1,000 up to £150,000. All cash ratings can be multiplied by 10 if valuables such as jewellery are being stored instead of cash e.g. a security safe with a £4,000 cash rating will cover jewellery up to £40,000.

But please remember that these levels are a guide only and could vary depending on the sitting of the safe and relevant security levels of the building in which the safe is being stored. It is therefore advisable to seek advice from your Insurance Company if you intend to insure the contents of your safe and are not sure what level of security you require.

Grade Cash Rating Jewellery/Valuables
Euro grade 0 £6,000 £60,00
Euro grade 1 £10,000 £100,000
Euro grade 2 £17,500 £175,000
Euro grade 3 £35.000 £350,000
Euro Grade 4 £60,000 £600,000
Euro grade 5 £100.000 £1 Million
Euro grade 6 £150,000 £1.5 Million

Decide what type of safe you need

a. Free Standing
b. Floor safe
c. Wall safe
d. Deposit safe
e. Data safe
f. Fire resistant

If you are unsure we are happy to advise you.

Decide what size of safe you need.

Safes come in many sizes, remember the internal dimensions of a safe will always be less than the external. Decide on what you want to keep in the safe and then choose a suitable size, but remember when you have a safe you generally find other things to put in it, so consider a safe larger than for your immediate needs.
Decide how you want your safe to lock

Safes can be Key locked, electronic lock or combination lock. Some safes can have a mixture of locking devices on them.

If you are unsure we are happy to advise you.

Decide on a suitable location.

Whilst it is always best to keep a safe out of sight. You should put it in a position where you have easy access to it.

Again If you are unsure we are happy to advise you, our advisers have many years of experience.


It is essential that your safe is securely fixed in position.

Securahome offer a full installation service on all of the safes they provide.


If you are unsure about the security of your home, don’t leave it to chance. Pick up the phone and speak to one of our experienced advisers and book a FREE security health check today.

FREEPHONE: 0800 011 22 55

We don’t just care about your security …
We’re passionate about it..!!


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