A Safe Alternative to Theft and Fire
People steal. Therefore, safes exist. There has always been a need for a place to
hide, store, and lock away valuables in order to protect them from thieves.
Hundreds or even thousands of years ago, safes were constructed from materials such
as wood, granite, cement, brick, and even clay. Today, safes are made with some
type of metal, combined with other materials. Safes have basically always incorporated
a lock of some kind, and, to make things more difficult for criminals, have often
been built to be either intentionally heavy or permanently installed.
Throughout the 19th century, as cities were developed and more and more houses were
built, fires became an issue in overcrowded areas. Fire codes as we know them today
didn’t exist. This created a need to protect valuables from more than thieves. New
technologies were added to protect safes from fire damage. It wasn’t unusual for
a safe to be lined with brick, asbestos, or plaster to slow down a fire.
Once high-quality, fire-resistant metal safes were introduced, banks and wealthy
people snapped them up. But it wasn’t until the early 1930’s that SentrySafe introduced
and perfected the fire-resistant safe as an affordable alternative for average people’s
home security needs. Today, millions of SentrySafes like the Big Bolt Fire Safe
are being deployed in homes and small businesses worldwide. Having a safe is just
smart. Go to SentrySafe to learn more.
Robert Siciliano is a Personal and Home Security Expert for SentrySafe. See him
Discussing burglar proofing your
home on Fox Boston.