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Customizing Your Safe To Your Specific Needs

Choosing the right size, level of protection, and type of safe is only the beginning. Now comes the really confusing part — deciding what options and configurations best suit your your particular needs.

Below we briefly describe a few of the options available to you. There are literally hundreds of others not covered here. Allied's professionals can help you sort through the maze of possibilities to help you arrive at just the right safe and options to suit your needs. Click here to request more information or call an Allied Safe professional today.

Combination Locks vs. Electronic Locks

Mechanical Combination locks offer one very simple advantage — price. These locks are less expensive and chances are, if you are buying this safe for your home, a mechanical combination lock will suit your needs just fine. However, if you are buying a safe for your business, consider the benefits of upgrading to an electronic or digital keypad lock. Either type will easily replace most mechanical combination locks. Electronic locks offer several advantages:

  • Easy combination changes
  • Preset number of incorrect tries triggers 15 minute penalty "lockout"
  • Different combinations available for different users
  • When you reclose the safe, you know its locked (no dial to spin)

Just as with mechanical combination locks, digital keypad and electronic safe locks are both U.L. listed. Additionally, digital combination locks can be coupled with internal modular alarm systems inside the safe to assure you of maximum protection.

Access Control Management Systems

Allied offers several high quality access control management systems. Access control systems make it easy to monitor users. You can precisely audit who and when accessed the safe at any time.

Access control management systems come in two basic varieties, although each variety offers its own lengthy list of options. Basic Access Control systems work in concert with your digital or electronic combination lock to limit and record access times and users. If access is attempted during a time of day that isn't preprogrammed, the safe cannot be opened. However, the attempted access is recorded to protect you from internal theft. Like digital combination locks, access control systems can also be set to trigger silent alarms when unauthorized users attempt to access your system. Access control systems provide outstanding deterrence against internal theft. Each access to the safe can be fully documented.

More sophisticated access control systems also act as locks. You can preset the time of day access is allowed, and program in as many as 60 different users enabling precise tracking of safe access attempts. Many of our systems feature "deposit control" — electronic auditing of who, when, amount of deposit, and even the ID of the deposit bag! These systems are simply the best protection money can buy and offer terrific value for clients who keep large of amounts of cash on-hand.

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Internal Configuration Options

Second only in importance to the type of locking system you use is how you are going to internally configure your safe? How many shelves or drawers do you need? What about deposit slots? What about an internal alarm? An Allied Safe professional can help you narrow down all the choices to precisely what will work best for you.

Our professionals will work closely with you and will ask you many questions. Our professionals will look at such variables as location, number of authorized users, types of documents, cash or valuables to be stored. They may ask questions about the daily routines of your business. For example, perhaps your store has several cashiers, each responsible for their own cash drawer. For these types of businesses, interior lockers, each with its own key are often an excellent choice.

Other concerns such as important documents you want kept in the safe, but away from the prying eyes of other authorized users, may point to configuring the safe with a separate locking drawer.

How often are deposits made, and how much cash is kept on hand? If deposit are small, but fairly frequent, then an external deposit slot may be adequate. However, since these external slots can also be more prone to attack, then perhaps an internal deposit slot is better suited to your needs, especially if you keep large amounts of cash on hand.

These are just a few examples of the kind of information an Allied Safe professional will use to help determine the kinds of options that are best for you. Over the past 50 years, Allied Safes has worked with thousands of businesses and homeowners to help each get the most protection for their security investment dollar. Contact an Allied Safe professional today and take the worry out of getting just the right safe.


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