Locally owned and operated SafeWorld® was established in 1993 as a division of Dial Locksmith Ltd., which has been the only locksmith in downtown Edmonton since 1966. Just like its parent company, SafeWorld® takes on the challenge of protecting your treasures and valuables every day. Since 99 percent of all homes don’t have a safe, guarding your property against theft and fire is a gratifying occupation for the security professionals at SafeWorld®. Visit SafeWorld® Monday – Saturday to choose the right safe and delivery or installation services for your needs.
Most Commonly Asked Questions
1: Why do I need a safe?
A: A safe is the toughest line of defence for your valuables against burglary and fire. For most home and businesses, burglars will be able to gain entry, regardless of other security equipment. Even with an alarm, there will always be a delay between the time of attack and when help arrives. A safe provides you with the protection during this time and will often deter a burglar entirely. During an attack, even the most experienced burglars may take well over an hour to open a safe, using very sophisticated and powerful tools. In the case of a fire, your number-one priority is to get yourself away from danger, thus you don't have time to worry about saving your valuables. With a fire-resistant safe the contents can remain unharmed for up to 4 hours and bear the impact of a 30-foot fall. Remember a burglar picks and chooses... Fire takes all.
2: Are all safes the same?
A: No, safes are not created equal! Safes come in many different shapes, sizes, colours and most importantly, security configurations. Safes can be rated for fire or burglary protection, use electronic key or combination locks, have different bolt sizes, wall thicknesses, and much more. To learn more about the different types of safes, check out our safe buying guide.
3: Which safe is the best?
A: Typically the top safes available are UL-rated safes with the highest rated being the TRTL 30x6. However the safe that is best for you will be the one that best fits your needs. For example, if you don't run the risk of burglary and just want something to protect your valuables in the event of a fire, a fire safe may offer you the same fire protection as that provided by the TRTL 30x6 for a fraction of the cost.
4: Where can my safe be installed?
A: Safes can be installed virtually anywhere. General safes should be installed somewhere that is out of plain sight and has a strong surface to fasten the safe to. Because some safes are light enough that a crafty burglar can move them with a bit of effort, it is imperative that they be bolted down. Some safes can be installed inside walls, under floors and counters, or even inside other safes.
5: What happens if I forget my combination?
A: If you forget your combination, do not panic, and contact us immediately. If your safe has just been installed, and the combination is the factory default, we may be able to open it normally, otherwise one of our technicians or a trusted locksmith can open the safe using more invasive techniques. Any damage caused through the opening process can then be fully repaired.
After Trying Most of the Other Locksmiths in Town You Just Got All of My Business
Contrary to what others have said, for the price of an actual locksmith to cut a key, Dial Locksmith/SafeWorld® is one of the cheaper in Edmonton: not compared to Home Depot or Lowes of course. However, their expertise and proper equipment has always made sure I got the exact lock, exact key or the exact product I needed. When I needed to replace a cheap dollar store lock with a better tubular lock, Dial had the right product for less money than the competition. When I needed a part of a cabinet door lock, Leslie at Dial had the experience to know exactly what I was looking for. You don't get that kind of journeyman locksmith experience and knowledge from a clerk at the home store no matter how much the home store employee wants to help you. Thank you Leslie; after trying most of the other locksmiths in town, you just got all of my business.
- Brendan F.