01 Apr Safes and Locked Cabinets: An Overview
People have been looking for places to safeguard valuables for pretty much as long as they’ve been around. Even birds and mammals do it. And in the process, they’ve all come up with some pretty ingenious ideas. Magpies and squirrels use height to their advantage. Nests high up in trees offer protection and are easy to defend. Packrats keep their stash in crevices, caves and other inaccessible places, covering it with a substance called amberat, a foul secretion that keeps interlopers away.
Humans have evolved ways to store valuables that are safer and more convenient than those favored by our furry and feathered friends. True, we do use caves occasionally, but those are usually reserved for archives of films and documents (and the occasional command post or missile). More commonly, we keep our treasures in safes and strongboxes protected by keys or combination locks. These include:
- Floor safes
- Built-in safes
- Fireproof safes and boxes
- Hidden wall safes
- Keyed or combination lock safe boxes
- Safe-deposit boxes
- Key and gun cabinets
Sooner or later, though, even the most diligent safe-keeper can lose a key or forget a combination. Relationships and employees can come and go. Maybe your safe has been damaged in a fire, theft or even a disaster like a flood or earthquake.
That’s when it’s time to call a professional locksmith. Lockouts, lost keys and other access problems can be annoying and even have serious consequences. When you need fast, affordable locksmith services, call Alexius Security Lock & Key, Denver’s Hometown Locksmiths at 303.974.0215. Our mobile locksmith service answers every call 24/7 and responds promptly, arriving with the parts, tools and know-how to get you going.