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13 Mar 2015

Choosing your Safe – Key or Electronic Locking?

by Richard Westell

When deciding upon a safe for your home or business, you may find the wide selection on our website a little daunting. The size, shape and use need to be determined first but when you have reached that point do you choose key or electronic locking mechanisms?

High Security Key

Most key locking safes are supplied with 2 keys as standard, so should one get lost a spare is available and with many of our brands, replacement keys are obtainable. It is recommended that you keep each key in a separate place but obviously never keep the spare inside the safe. A standard key lock safe is suitable for most security situations within a home or business however many of our customers prefer to invest in an electronic lock purely to eliminate the need to keep a key handy to gain access.

Our electronic safe range is extensive. Some are supplied with an emergency override key in case of battery failure or forgetting the code or combination, others have an external battery pack which can be connected to the safe to allow codes to be entered in the event of battery failure.

Battery failure is the most common reason for customers to get in touch advising of an inability to access their safe. Batteries will drain out regardless of how much use the lock is getting and we recommend that the batteries are replaced yearly as standard.



Burton Eurovault Aver S2 safe

Another common question is where do I keep my override key? Well, its common sense I know, but you’d be surprised how many of our customers have locked their override key inside the safe for ‘safekeeping’.

Whatever way you decide to go, Simply Safes are here to guide you through your purchase and find the best safe for your situation.