Friday, March 28, 2008
Effective January 1st American Security has stopped producing some safes, even some that has been ranked as top sellers too.
In the UL listed fire safes the following models are discontinued:
In the wall department, Amsec has stopped producing the following wall safes:
In the small burgalry safes, ES9137,ES913 and ES1114 has been discontinued.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Strong Box – Cash Kept Safe
The most common means of storing money is in a box. There are boxes that have been specially manufactured for this very purpose. These metal boxes have a special tray and containers for money. They are very useful for keeping money as well as transporting money from one location to another. These cash boxes are especially useful at any event where money changes hands.
Security Box – Cash in Container
A good example of an event that would benefit from the use of this box is a fund raising event. Usually at this kind of benefit there is no cash till and a box of this kind is very useful. It keeps the money safe and retains it in one location. Any small business or self-employed person would benefit from a box. Cash that is taken during the course of the day is stored and kept secure in this lockable container.
Monday, March 24, 2008
These hotel safes are connected to a printer unit, in order to find the last logins or previous users.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Most hotel safes have an elegant appearance, with a digital keypad, that provides a user's friendly environment. Some of the hotel safes have the option to set a different code every time you open the safe. Hotel safe usually has an emergency key and a master code for the management team. In case that the safe is locked and nobody remembers the code, the emergency key and the master code should do the work.
Some examples for hotel safes are the Elite BE-1216 safe, Amsec HRC916.
Friday, March 14, 2008
If you want to buy a new safe for your home needs, you might consider fire rated safes, which were rated by Underwriter Labratories (UL). Those safes were tested for holding content in a fire for the duration of up to two or three hours. Most brands, like Sentry, Gardall, Fire Fyter, Honeywell have their products rated by UL.
But, there is nothing proof in the security business, so you might consider call these safes as fire resistant safes. The safes can hold the content inside the safe for a certain amount of time before the content is damaged.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Over a 100 lbs, if it is a business you can ship the safes as "dock to dock", which does not involve a liftgate to take the safe out of the track.
If it is a residence you might use a liftgate service as well, to get the safe to ground level.
If you want an inside delivery , you get a full placement service, that includes stairs and placing the safe in the right place.
Usually, the common carrier will call you ahead of time, to let you know they are coming to deliver the safe.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Some of the people don't realize that before buying a wall safe, they have to measure their wall and to try to fit the wall safe to their needs. For example if you have the standard wall of 6" depth, you have to watch from the safes with 15" depth that exist in the market, like the Amsec WFS149 or the Fire Fyter DIY-E.
Moreover, people need to "feel" the combination lock once, before buying a safe with a manual dail, becuase some people will find it hard to use at first. The new generation likes the digital lock rather than the manual dial.
The purchase of a hand gun safe or a pistol safe is the right thing to do. It is a legal requirement to keep guns in a special safe. However, even if no requirement existed it would make a lot of sense to have a safe especially for this purpose. This category of firearms will not take up a great deal of space, but still when firearms are outside, they are risky for their users. It is important to make certain of the size of safe needed. The number of guns to be kept must also be taken into account.
Home or Business Hand Gun Safe
A safe that is used to store any kind of guns must be secured. This is so that the safe cannot be carried off. It is also a good idea to have the safe installed in a room or area that is not too accessible to other people. The safe may be kept in a home or a business premises. The same level of security is need for the storage of firearms. When it comes to guns there is no such thing as too much security.
Examples for pistol safes you can find in the Gardall GS-2522.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Most people feel, wehn they get to a new house in a new neighborhood, that they don't know much on that neighborhood, hence they feel insecure. It is a fcat that no house is burglary proof, but you can make the life of the burglars a lot hrader, once you switch your locks to high security locks.
High security locks come with an ID card, which tells the local locksmith how to cut the keys.
That means, nobody else, but that local locksmith, will be able to know how to cut, eliminating the option that one can just duplicate the key and break-in into your house.
Some examples to high security keys: Medeco, Mul-t-lock, LazerTech, Primus.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Different consumers would need a different safe for different reasons. Nonetheless, whatever your reason may be for wanting extra safety in your home or business you would want to make use of a trusted name such as Honeywell. Safe owners have made this a top selling product and this is why Get Safes have chosen this brand name to be on their stock list.
Some of the products include wall safe 2070A, digital burlgary safe 2054D, safe box 2050 and more.
Specialized Features from a Honeywell Safe
This particular safe comes in a variety of models that have been made to have specific features. For those consumers who would want a feature such as fire proofing then this is the brand name that has a number of fire proof models to choose from. Under this label there is also a waterproof model that would protect its contents from water damage. What could interest a number of consumers would be a special model that has been designed for protecting media products against damage that may occur.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Biometric safes and locks have become more popular nowadays for people who use advanced technology. Bio = life and metron = measure in the ancient Greek language.Among the physical characteristics of the biometric field, we can find iris recognition, face recognition and fingerprint recognition. The best value of the biometric safes and locks is that we don’t need a key anymore.
Although there is no evidence that fingerprints were used to identify persons in the pre-modern era, it is believed that governmental papers were stamped with finger print impressions in Persia as early as the 14th century.
In 1892 Sir Francis Galton offered a detailed analysis of identifying persons by their finger prints in his book “Finger Prints”. He estimated the probability of two persons to have the fingerprint to be extremely low to impossible.
The world’s first bureau was opened in India in 1897, trying to help identifying and classifying criminals, and in 1901 a bureau was founded in the Scotland Yard, the United Kingdom’s Police service.
Anatomy and Patterns:
People have ridge skin on their fingers. Like everything in the human body, the ridges form through a combination of a genetic code (DNA) results in random events, influenced by both, the environment and the genetics of the fetus. These random events make the fingerprints a unique marker, to be used as an identification tool, either in security products (locks and safes, for example) or in identifying people.
There are two basic scanners for fingerprints, optical and capacitance. Optical scanner is a charge coupled device (CCD), an array of light-sensitive diodes, which generate an electrical signal in response to light photons. Each diode records a tiny dot representing the light that hit that spot. The light and dark spots recorded form an image of the scanned palm. Then, a processor checks whether the image is clear and adequate for comparison purposes.
The comparison process is performed in three stages: checking the darkness level and then checking the horizontal and vertical lines of the image. Then it proceeds to comparing the captured image with the fingerprint on file.
The capacitance scanner generates an image of the finger using its capacity characteristics. The sensor contains an array of cells, each composed of two conductor plates, covered with an insulator, forming a basic capacitor (an electronic component which can either store up or charge electrical current). Finger ridge will have a different output than a finger “valley” when they are scanned by the capacitance sensor. The sensor array forms the image of the finger that is scanned.
Most biometric fingerprint safes and locks use the optical sensor rather than the capacitance sensor.
Usage in Security products:
Lately, there is an extensive use of fingerprint scanners for security purposes, as in fingerprint locks, fingerprint safes, iris recognition locks and more. There are a few cons for using fingerprint locks and safes: (a) People can guess your password or combination, but they cannot guess your fingerprint pattern. (b) You cannot forget your fingerprint like you can forget or loose your PIN, password or card. (c) Fingerprints are harder to fake than identification cards and tags for a card reader.
Most of the biometric fingerprint safes have the scanning time (time to capture the image) of less than one second, like the ADEL LA9-3, Bioaxxis BDS1, Shepherd DL-210 and DL-240. Whilst the scanning time is pretty standard, the capacity of the locks and the safes varies from 10 users on Honeywell’s 2054SB, 2084SB safes through 30 users on the Elite FP-1216 and Bioaxxis BDS1 to 120 users on the Adel LA9-3.
The false accept rate (FAR), that is the probability to get a match for a non-matching pattern, is less than 0.0001% for the BDS1 lock and the Adel locks, and less than 0.0004% for the DL-210 lock.
Fingerprint recognition time varies from 0.2 seconds per user for the shepherd DL-210 to less than a second for the Sequiam Biovault 2.0 safe.
The differences between the fingerprint locks and safes are usually the scanning time, the false accept rate, the image recognition times and the capacity of users. Still, there are other parameters to consider when deciding on our biometric safe or lock, like false reject rate (FRR), position tolerance and rotation tolerance (will be explained in the next paper).
www.biometrics.cse.msu.edu - By Salil Prabhakar, Anil Jain.
When you think of safes, you might immediately think of protection against theft. However, safes can protect against much more than an intrusion; they can also protect important items from damage due to fire. Built to withstand the heat and smoke that often occurs during a fire, these safes can protect documents, media, valuables and other important items from severe damage at your home, or at the office.
Keep Important Documents in a Fire Safe
We all have important documents; birth and marriage certificates, identity documents and passports, stock certificates, cash and checks, and many others. These are often difficult or even impossible to replace, and the process can be expensive. If a fire occurs, it’s good to know that these items, which stand little chance of withstanding a fire if left unprotected, can be safely retrieved. After all, if a fire does occur, trying to track down something like your insurance documents can be a nightmare if they are lost in the process. Other delicate items, such as fine jewelry or family heirlooms can also be stored safely in a fire safe.
Fire safes are usually rated by Underwriter Laboratory (UL), an independent organiztion. The rating goes by hours of withstanding a fire. Some Brands that are well known for safes with fire rating are Sentry gun safes, Honeywell burglary and fire safe, Gardall and Amsec safes.