To really understand how safes are broken into in the 21st century, and where in your home they have to withstand attack, we set up a few crime scenes of our own. Extensive and exhausting tests proved that we needed to incorporate several improved key features:
- extra thick body and door, reinforced with armour plated steel
- laser cut door, for minimal gap
- locks with heavy-duty solid steel bolts in the door
- reinforced door hinge
As a result the new Yale safes were awarded a Silver in the ‘Sold Secure accreditation’ (Sold Secure, UK, 2007)
Research (ASE, Consumer Research, July 2007, UK) shows that people want safes of a handy size and a blend-able colour scheme. This is especially important for the growing numbers of individuals living in smaller, even studio, homes, where space is at a premium. Research also shows that, where possible, most people prefer their safes to be bolted to the floor, or to the wardrobe wall. All our safes take these facts into account. All Certified Safes are fully-lined to futher
protect their contents.
Because safes are most often hidden in dark corners, we’ve also included a more intuitive LCD screen that lights up when you’re entering your PIN, and a bright interior light that comes on when you open the door.