Safes And Vaults Alarm Sensors

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Jul 07, 2017

Vaults and safes are designed to protect valuables by enclosing them in steel or concrete boxes with thick doors and strong locks. However, any such box can eventually be cut open, given enough time, patience, and tools. Connecting the vault or safe into an alarm system improves security.

In this guide, we examine:

  • Vaults and SCIFs
  • Safes
  • Common attacks
  • Seismic detectors
  • Magnetic contacts
  • Motion detectors
  • Adding safe and vault alarms
  • Redundancy

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