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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by MTR, 16th Aug, 2015.

  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    DH just installed safe in house $99 Bunnings, why did we not do this years ago, so cheap. The safe is bolted to the wall, and chemical anchor bolts.

    I have worried about my recent jewellery purchase, even though insured...would break my heart if someone stole my diamond rings. Also, my documents locked away nice and safe.

    MTR:)
     
  2. ellejay

    ellejay Well-Known Member

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    Problem for us would be finding something to put in it. :)
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Don't you have a bedroom wardrobe? Would that do it.?
     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    I have a safe word, it's "more" lol
     
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  5. Westminster

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    Is it fire rated? Probably a silly question for a $99 safe.
    I'm considering getting one for storing back ups of our computers that could survive a fire. My most valuable asset is probably my paperwork.
    My most sentimental asset would probably be photos.
     
  6. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on announcing to the world that you have a cheap, crappy Bunnings safe in your house full of expensive jewellery!
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    So why presume it's crappy, do you know anything about safes?
    and why presume anything, we also have monitored security system, dogs. So what ..
     
  8. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    one of my staffers had a pretty big safe, all bolted in etc , crim safe arund the house

    they walked with the safe

    reality is that with anythng under 150 to200 kg they arent that hard to separate from their mounting

    ta
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  9. S.T

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    Useless if it not fire rated. Can handle X temperature for x minutes etc.
     
  10. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    But that would be business premises right, not resi?

    If you have an alarm going, do you think they will be sitting with angle grinder, these guys are in and out. Most resi break ins will be druggies and those looking for cash.
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Because of the price.

    Can either burn it (those ones aren't fireproof), grind it with powertools or as Rolf said - simply walk away with it.
     
  12. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Fortunately we take security seriously, alarm and monitored, locks, security screens etc.

    Safe is another precaution but I would recommend what I mentioned, sorry my dogs are not on loan ,get your own:p
     
  13. mrdobalina

    mrdobalina Well-Known Member

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    The trick with getting a safe - is you have to get 2 safes. If you get burgled or are in a home invasion, they expect you to have a safe. You take them to your 'secondary' safe, not your 'primary' safe holding the real valuable stuff.
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Smart
     
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    For any domestic safe to be worth it's cost it needs to be 12" into the slab, flush with the floor. Not one of those wall jobbies.

    Even the ones that I could rely on (about 1.25t) aren't bolted to the floor but would take a fair while to get somewhere near being opened. Once you're in, the compartments are all time delay locked or additional keyed/combo'ed. None too easy.
     
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    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    I'm more of a lateral thinker like @mrdobalina. I kept my wifes engagement ring in my car door pocket thingo for a couple of months before parting with it. But i made sure i had an ash tray full of coins (not on display of course) and put a map and other useless paper work over the ring box, and i locked the doors! My partner never found it!
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Its probably the map that did it ;)
     
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    Have you considered of site backups? Something like crashplan. Unlimited online backups, easily restored in the event of disaster. Very cheap. And best of all, automatic and removes the human component of backing up.
     
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    LOL! beat me to it.

    Yeah, nah; outside of I.D docs such as passport, birth certs etc; noting to hide.

    Jewelry is useless; noone sells it sec hand unless it is in cash converters, so spending loads of those items is a waste....decent and cheaper costume jewellery is good enough for most occasions.

    Sounds like a Get Smart episode! :D

    Clever idea though.
     
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    Cordless angle grinder is under 99 from bunnings.

    Don't believe they provide any real security unless you spend some dollars.