Safes are a great way to keep your valuables secure. But with so many different kinds of safes out there, it can be difficult to know how the locking mechanisms actually work.
Key locks: This is the traditional locking mechanism, tried and tested over the centuries. It opens with a key, that
It’s a good option for those who can’t remember codes or number combinations like the security of a physical key. A downside to using a key lock is that the key can be copied, stolen, or lost.
Mechanical Combination locks: This kind of locking mechanism has been seen in countless Hollywood movies overs the years. Combination locks require the user to input the correct sequence of numbers to open the door. They have stood the test of time and are still a very popular feature of many safes.
Electronic locks: Electric locks require a digital number code or a magnetic card to open. Most have a digital number pad where the code can be punched in. For example this model made by SentrySafe. They are convenient for most users as the code can be quickly entered.
Biometric locks: These locks use biometric technology to keep the safe locked from all but the authorized users. The lock requires one or several physical characteristics such as a fingerprint or voice scan to open the lock. The lock is very secure as it is nearly impossible to replicate the biometric identity of an authorized user. They are faster than key or combinations locks and are a good option for those who want a single swipe of a fingerprint to open their safe.