Posted On March 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm by / No Comments

Timelock can be added to your safe to provide added security.
At the moment you simply open and close your safe with a key or a digital lock. But what if there are periods when you want to secure the safe so that nobody can enter the safe such as overnight or over a weekend. These are particularly vulnerable times for thieves to attack the safe or put the key holder under duress to open the safe. With good signage, once a potential thief realises that the safe is timelocked he knows that nobody can gain access to the safe after hours including the key holder.
Timelock is particularly helpful in preventing key holders being put under duress in their home to return to a business premises to open a safe. Timelock is also very helpful in preventing so called “Tiger kidnapping”.

So how do you secure the safe during normal working hours?
This is where time delay lock comes in.
Time delay lock can be added as a feature to your safe and is “always on”. You decide the length of time for time delay. So for instance, if you set the time delay lock for ten minutes, this means that when you open your safe it cannot be opened immediately. You trigger a countdown of ten minutes before your safe can be opened. Again with good signage, a potential thief knows that if he asks you to open the safe during the day that there will be a delay before the safe can be opened and of course this is something that a potential thief cannot afford. So this should deter any potential attack during normal working hours.

It is important to remember that opening a safe and handing cash or valuables to a thief does not keep you safe. This simply proves to all potential thieves that you are an easy target and you can therefor be targeted multiple times.

Don’t react to an attack, Deter an attack.
So to keep yourself, your staff and your premises safe, ensure you install a Timelock and Time delay lock.
It is possible to have both Timelock and Time delay lock fitted to most new and existing safes.

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