There is a simple reason why people want a First Alert safe, to protect documents and items of value or emotional significance.
A question that gets asked quite a lot about First Alert safes is: Will a First Alert safe bolt down to the floor?
Why Bolting Down Is Bad
One of the major benefits of having a First Alert safe is the fact that they are both fireproof and waterproof. Now some people may think because something is bolted down it is more secure, and in one respect, this is true. It is harder to steal something that is bolted down and a thief is more likely to be deterred by something that is physically attached to the ground.
However, the problem with this is that the process of bolting down interferes with the integrity of the fireproofing and waterproofing of the safes. Therefore you make your safe less secure by bolting them down as you increase the risk of precious items getting destroyed in floods and fires.
Why Use A First Alert Safe?
First Alert safes are developed by Honeywell, a company that also produces bulletproof vests and storm curtains.
So you can be sure that these will also be suitably solid when you need them to be.
- Upright Fire Safes – These feature digital locks and are capable of protecting items for up to one hour in temperatures in excess of 900 degrees. An additional bonus is that they can also be waterproof for up to eight hours and even the heaviest models can float (ideal in the event of flooding).
- Waterproof Fire Chest for Digital Media – With this type of safe the contents need to be kept cool (under 51.5 degrees) and they can also keep out water. These are ideal if you have a large amount of digital media to store (for example you record a lot on digital cameras). There are also models with wheels, ideal if you have to transport large amounts of digital media and need it kept secure.
- Digital Security Laptop Box – If you travel a lot then you are likely to use your laptop a lot. But how can you be sure it’s safe? This double steel walled box can also be looped to an anchor in a car boot, allowing you to keep it secured even if you have to leave the car.