| Safe Secrets & why we don't sell Washing machines
Our apologies if you thought you would find secret safe-opening techniques on this page! Instead you have found a short rant about Online Internet Retailers.
Please take a moment to read this, we think it's worth it:
Before the invention of the internet, safes were sold by professional Locksmith shops such as our own. Every reasonably sized town had a well established reputable shop staffed by people who knew their trade and could offer expert advice.
The safe would be delivered, installed and looked after by this local company and the world turned happily on it's axis.
Now the situation is very different. Online shops are all the rage and everything seems to be about price. But are you really getting a bargain?
An online safe shop on the surface appears to be a specialist in their chosen field. Having done some research it becomes clear that many of the online safe shops have no real relevant industry experience. In fact, if you delve a bit deeper you discover that many of them have other online shops selling all sorts of other household goods.
Each shop appears to be industry specific, for example - washing machines or plasma televisions etc. The reality can be very different, you could even be dealing with a teenager working from their bedroom. They carry no stock, their product knowledge is based entirely on what they have read on the internet and they will never even see the safe that you order. In fact it's entirely possible that the person selling you your safe, has never even seen a safe in their life! They will simply take your order online and then order the safe from their supplier who will deliver it to you.
- It's so easy to click and buy a safe, but is it really suitable for your requirements?
- Is the safe's rating applicable to your circumstances?
- Does the online shop have any detailed knowledge of the reliability of the product?
- Do you really want to install it yourself?
- And even - was there a cheaper product that would have been more suitable?
We are not saying that there aren't other good companies on the internet selling safes. However, if you have read this far please read the last section about us...
HOMESAFES is a subsidiary of Totteridge & Whetstone Locksmiths, which was founded by David Harvey and Sandro Vacca in the early 1990's.
Jointly, David and Sandro have over 40 years experience in the lock and safe industry. The expertise and depth of knowledge that they bring to Homesafes helps to make Homesafes one of the foremost safe supply companies in the country.
Homesafes are the exclusive UK distributor of the Juwel Safes brand and are excusive 'Elite' dealers for the world famous Chubb Safes Brand. We are also dealers for almost every other domestically made security safe, Burton Safes, Securikey, Dudley, SMP, Churchill, Burg Wachter, Phoenix and Rosengrens to name but a few.
We believe that a strong business is built on excellent customer service. This can only be provided by experts in their chosen field. We are not simply just another internet retailer who choose to sell safes amongst other things. We are an established and respected safe seller and locksmith company who chose to promote ourselves on the internet.
Our telephone number is a free phone service or you can send us
an email and we will call you straight back. We have a London based showroom where many
of our safes are on permanent display. See Our Showroom on
the home page.
Unlike many of our competitors you can choose to use our fitting service and your safe will be installed by our own engineers - see Fitting Service for more details. We do not simply sell 'boxes', shipping them out on the cheapest carrier possible. We have an established after-sales service with specialist technicians. We can gain entry to locked safes and carry out repairs and maintenance on any safe, even safes that were not sold by us in the first instance.
In our premises safes are everywhere, the showroom , the stockroom, the workshop, literally everywhere, I am sitting in an office surrounded by safes while typing this message! Suffice it to say, we know safes.
Homesafes is a company you can trust, please enjoy our web site and remember our slogan "Homesafes for a Safer Home"
David & Sandro