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How to Choose Between Different Types of Safes November 25, 2019

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How to Choose Between Different Types of Safes, Manhattan, New York

Safes can help you protect valuable belongings, documents, and heirlooms from threats like theft and fire. Your locksmith likely has several different models available, so the type of safe you choose should be based on the specific items you’re interested in protecting and the threats you’re most concerned about. Below, learn about the various types available to find out which safe is right for your home or business. 

Fire Resistant Safes

These safes are lined with a fire retardant material, so the items should stay protected even if exposed to a house fire. These materials are quite thick, so they take up extra space inside the safe. If you have important documents that may be needed after a disaster, this type of safe is perfect for you. However, if you have large items to store and you’re mainly concerned about theft, a more traditional safe may be the better choice.

Wall Safes

locksmithWall safes are usually fairly small and hidden. They’re perfect for those who want to keep valuable items out of sight. They mount directly to the wall, often in a closet or corner, so they’re also best suited for those who plan on remaining in the same house for a long period of time.

File Safes

If you just want to protect documents from fire but don’t have a ton of other valuables to store, you might consider a file safe or fireproof document holder. This product isn’t necessarily considered a complete safe, as it’s smaller than most and able to be moved. However, it can protect your items from disaster.

Gun Safes

Gun safes are larger than many other products. Despite the name, they can house a variety of items and can be mounted to the floor for extra security. This option is best for anyone with firearms that they want to keep out of reach or those who have a significant amount of valuables that may require extra space. Ask your locksmith if your valuable items will fit into this model and whether upsizing is possible. 


If you’re looking for a new safe for your home, ADA NY Locksmith in New York City can help. The locksmith has more than 30 years of experience and employs a well-trained team that’s available 24-7 for emergency lockouts. In addition to safes and emergency services, the locksmith offers lock repair, key replacement, and access control systems. They also have a storefront on East 26th Street so you can visit them in person. Call (212) 689-1803 to speak to a representative and request service.

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