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Safe removal and installation

We have just made available a new online form for commercial and domestic safe removals, installations and relocations, that is very easy to fill out to get an accurate quote from. A to Z Safes is a traditional safe company ! Unlike most internet based safe suppliers that just work from an office (merchandizing product). These […]

Read more Posted: 06 June 2013

Vault Removal

Her are some Pictures of us removing a vault in Scotland The vault panels are dismantled one by one like big Lego blocks, Here we have removed the front,  half the roof and part of the side of the vault Just the floor and some of the roof left which we lower using our Hi-lift pump truck […]

Read more Posted: 06 June 2013

$1M jewellery stolen from Cannes

Click on this link to read the article       $1M jewellery stolen from Cannes After years of bleating on about the danger of storing high grade valuables in in low grade lightweight safes, The message has finally got across , but unfortunately to the criminals and not the victims who need to take Note […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2013

GET YOUR SAFES SERVICE

How often is the average safe serviced?  Once a year;   every 5 years;   maybe every 50 years?   My guess is that unless it is attacked or malfunctions in some way, it is never serviced in its entire lifetime yet we can see from the illustrations in the main feature on this page that safes can […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2013

INFO ON SAFE BREAKING

FORCE: The vast majority of ancient safes, that is to say safes around 100 years old, can be quickly and easily forced open using crude hand held tools such as cold chisels, hammers and crow bars. Many of them are of rivetted construction so a hammer and chisel is all that is required to open […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2013

DEMOUNTABLE SAFES

DEMOUNTABLE SAFES – THE HIGH NET WORTH SOLUTION   One of the perennial problems when insurers require high grade safes to be installed in domestic premises, is where to install it.  Ideally it should be in the most convenient location – if it isn’t convenient it simply won’t be used.  However, many high net worth […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2013

Dudley Safes

Dudley Safes history Dudley Safes Limited was founded in 1982 by brothers Mike and Jeff Macefield and continues to the present day as a family run business. Dudley Safes has emerged as one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of free standing cash safes underfloor safes, wall safes and security cabinets. The company now occupies nearly […]

Read more Posted: 03 March 2013

Chubb Safes History

The History of Chubb Safes At Chubbsafes, we have been in the business of supplying safes and other secure storage products for almost 200 years. There has always been a strong family feeling within Chubbsafes. Not only has the management remained within the same family since the foundation, but there are also a number of […]

Read more Posted: 03 March 2013

Chubbsafes Trident

The Chubb Trident evolution Chubb Trident was released in roughly in the early 70’s. The first model used modern techniques to tackle modern criminals. The then criminal is practised in up-to-the-minute metal cutting techniques. Skilled in the use of explosives and an experienced operator with an armoury more extensive, lethal and scientific than ever before. They then […]

Read more Posted: 03 March 2013

Deposit Safes

In this Blog we are going to look at the drifenat types of deposit safes Posting Slot:Like the sigma deposit this is the most basic of deposit facilities. A slot is cast into the top, side or front to allow deposits to be posted directly into the safe. The size of the slot can be custom […]

Read more Posted: 03 March 2013

5 min safe attack at AtoZ Safes Laboratory.

At www.atozsafes.com we actually test many safes so we can tell what we would keep our valuables in ,therefore what we would advise you to buy and what “so called “safes we wouldn’t even store our lunch in! Please contact us to talk to one of our experienced Advisors watch?v=6c3vZisgAQE

Read more Posted: 03 March 2013

Dudley Safes Harlech Lite Level 1

New at Atozsafes Dudley Safes Harlech Lite Level 1 Up to £2,000 Cash and up to £20,000 Jewellery cover. Up to 25 minutes fire protection. LPCB Certified. A range of lightweight safes available in 8 sizes, suitable for domestic and small commercial risks. The range is well designed and complies with the requirements of EN14450 […]

Read more Posted: 02 February 2013

Chubbsafes AlphaPlus

At AtoZ Safes we are happy to supply the new Chubbsafes AlphaPlus Size 2 K comes in two lock options a Double bitted 8 lever key lock and Chubbsafes own programmable electronic lock. Chubbsafes AlphaPlus Size 2 K Double walled construction consisting of 3mm outer steel, a 2mm steel inner body with an overall wall […]

Read more Posted: 02 February 2013

Buying Eurograde Safes

Buying Eurograde Safes At AtoZ Safes Eurograde Safes have been designed and manufactured to meet a relevant grade, they are tested by test laboratories to the Eurograde standard EN1143-1. Eurograde ratings range have 7 levels with the lowest being Grade 0 and highest being Grade VI or Grade 6. You may ask is there a […]

Read more Posted: 02 February 2013

SAFE ATTACK REGISTER – YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED In our August newsletter we announced the launch of Eurosafe UK’s national database of safe attacks. In the past few weeks we have talked to our colleagues in the insurance industry to enlist their help in providing information on attacks. The general response seemed to be that […]

Read more Posted: 01 January 2013

OPENING A SAFE WITH A POTATO!

When we warn against buying cheap imported safes from corner shops or from Amazon or elsewhere on line, cynics shrug their shoulders and comment, “They would say that, wouldn’t they?” It is possible to purchase a ‘safes’ online for as little as £25 including VAT and carriage. It must be obvious that you can’t expect […]

Read more Posted: 11 November 2012

REFURBISHING USED SAFES IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

In these stringent times, a quality reconditioned safe provides the policyholder with an opportunity to comply with their insurer’s requirements whilst saving substantially on the cost of a new safe. However, it is vitally important that the safe has been carefully refurbished in strict compliance with the procedures set out in BS 7582:1992 Code of […]

Read more Posted: 10 October 2012

Euro Safe

Over 22 years ago, an organisation called Eurosafe was launched in Paris. Its aim was to represent the interests of a number of European safe makers who wanted to see standards for testing and rating safes introduced. The members could see considerable benefits in having pan European standards as it would undoubtably assist them in […]

Read more Posted: 10 October 2012

THE LAST LINE OF DEFENCE

THE LAST LINE OF DEFENCE On the evening of Saturday 10th May 1940 the Luftwaffe rained incendiary bombs on London’s West End. Amongst many of the premises totally destroyed in the ensuing blaze was 128 Queen Victoria Street, the headquarters of Chubb & Sons, the country’s best known lock and safe company. The fire continued […]

Read more Posted: 09 September 2012

Safes Jargon – industry terms explained

Jargon Buster In order to help our customers with some of the technical jargon used when in the safe industry we have devised the ‘Jargon Buster.’ If you have come across an unfamilar word or phrase then browse or search this extensive list of key phrases used in the industry. 95 ROCKWELL ‘A’ This is […]

Read more Posted: 07 July 2012

COMPUTER DATA SAFES

COMPUTER DATA SAFES When we think of safes, if we think of them at all, we see them simply as somewhere to keep cash or valuables away from the clutches of thieves and burglars. You may be surprised to learn that the first safes were actually invented to combat an entirely different risk. When the […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2012

THE DECLINE OF BRITISH SAFE MAKING

THE DECLINE OF BRITISH SAFE MAKIMG March this year saw the sad demise of the world’s oldest and most famous safe maker, John Tann. The House of Tann were makers of iron-clad chests way back during the reign of King George II (1727 – 1760). In 1795, the far sighted Mr Edward Tann and his […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2012

THIEF AND FIRE PROOF SAFES?

THIEF AND FIRE PROOF SAFES? There are no official figures, but I will make an intelligent guess that there are tens of thousands of safes in daily use, up and down the country, in both domestic and commercial premises, that are well over 100 years old. They contain cash, jewellery, valuables, deeds, wills, share certificates, […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2012

BELLS AND SWITCHES…

NO BELLS AND SWITCHES… It is show time once more ands thousands of security professionals will flock to IFSEC (International Fire & Security Exhibition) But if a little green man emerged from a spacecraft in the foyer of the NEC he could be forgiven for thinking that security was entirely dependent upon electronics. Surrounded by […]

Read more Posted: 05 May 2012

BUYING A SAFE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A SAFE BASIC QUESTIONS What is it you want to secure and what are you protecting against? Do you wish to protect – cash and valuables against theft cash, valuables and important paper documents against theft and loss by fire protect cash and staff against theft and armed […]

Read more Posted: 04 April 2012

Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery – the risk Armed robbery in the UK is now so commonplace that unless it is spectacular or brutal, it seldom reaches the national press and only warrants a few centimetres in local papers. Well planned robberies by teams of professional criminals are mostly concentrated on targets where the risk is high and […]

Read more Posted: 04 April 2012

DIGITAL SAFE LOCKS

DIGITAL SAFE LOCKS BECOME SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Armed robbery in the UK is so commonplace that unless it is particularly brutal, it seldom reaches the national press, warranting no more than a few centimetres in the local papers. Well planned robberies by professional criminals are mostly concentrated on targets where the risk is high and […]

Read more Posted: 04 April 2012

END OF AN ERA

March this year saw the sad demise of the world’s oldest and most famous safe maker, John Tann. The House of Tann were makers of iron-clad chests way back during the reign of King George II (1727 – 1760). In 1795, the far sighted Mr Edward Tann and his son Edward junior, having experimented successfully […]

Read more Posted: 04 April 2012

Asbestos in safes

Investigation into the use of asbestos in safes

Read more Posted: 03 March 2012