Digital Safes Are Harder To Penetrate And Easier To Use
Digital safes are the latest development in an industry with a proven record of helping people to keep their valuables safe and protected from harm. The safe has been the stalwart item in the quest for security for centuries now, and it is impossible to measure just how many burglaries and theft have been prevented either by the safe itself, or by the knowledge within the potential thief that they would not be able to penetrate it. Technology is continuing to improve, and the combination of harder modern materials and digital entry technology promises to make the next generation of safes even more effective.
The digital safe has a vitally important role to play in both domestic and commercial security. In commercial buildings there is often a need for a safe to be constantly accessed, and this is made more difficult by the need to constantly operate a traditional locking mechanism with a circular dial. The dial needs to be turned to register each number of the combination, which inevitably takes time and adds to frustration when the business is busy and staff are hurried. A digital keypad can operate the same type of numeric combination technology, but it will be far easier and quicker for the business employees to operate.
In a home situation there is less need for regular access in most cases, but small safes are often used for jewelry which needs to be easy to get at. These safes have traditionally been operated by a simple key lock, making them relatively easy for intruders to enter, or they have used the same combination technology as larger safes. This is much safer and harder to penetrate, but it does take longer to open. There is more risk that the jewelry owner will decide not to put the jewelry in the safe when it will be needed again the next day, and this can have tragic consequences.
Even digital safes do not represent the ultimate that technology can offer in making sure that entry systems are difficult to breach. The latest development in entry technology is biometric fingerprint recognition, and this has the potential to be virtually impossible to fake and overcome. Fingerprints are unique to the individual, and to force open a safe protected with fingerprint recognition technology would require the potential intruder to create an artificial copy of the owner's fingerprint on a kind of mini finger glove. Even then, the fingerprint technology is often combined with a digital PIN which only the owner would know.
It is also possible to use digital PIN technology to make your home more secure, and to ensure that you have a back up entry system should your keys be lost or stolen. As lock technology progresses we will see more house entry systems which will rely on the use of a numeric keypad and remembered PIN. Fingerprint technology will be applied here as well. Already we are seeing electronic key safes which store a duplicate of the house entry keys so that entry can be gained following the theft or loss of the original.
Even digital safes still need to be installed correctly, otherwise their advanced technology becomes futile. If a thief can physically remove the entire safe so that it can be worked upon at their own leisure in their own surroundings, it will not matter what type of entry system it has. It will always be possible to bore through metal with the right equipment no matter how strong and advanced it becomes, so the need will always be there for a safe to be embedded within concrete or plaster. This applies equally to biometric and digital safes.Safe Security Expert
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