What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet and How to Keep it Safe

A cryptocurrency wallet is a software program that stores private and public keys and interacts with a blockchain to enable users to send and receive digital currency and monitor their balance. If you want to use Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency, you will need to have a digital wallet.

My Bank Isn’t Supplying Safe Deposit Boxes Anymore, What Can I Do?

Almost all banks have stopped providing safe deposit boxes, so people are having to find different places to store their valuables; such as family heirlooms, expensive jewellery, or important documents like wills and insurance policies.

Save Money on Contents Insurance

Claiming on your insurance policy can raise your premiums in the future, so the best way to avoid increased premiums is to prevent the need to make a claim! So here are a few ways to make your home more suitable for less expensive insurance cover.

Insuring My Goods Whilst in a Safe Deposit Box

With insurance, you pay a tiny fee to cover your goods, so in the extremely unlikely event the worst happens, you’re covered for the value of your goods

Don’t Take Home Security for Granted

Whilst making your home ‘100% burglar proof’ is an unattainable goal, there are many ways in which you can discourage burglars and ways to keep your valuables safe in the worst-case scenario of a burglary taking place.

Rising Crime in the UK

The latest report from the Office of National Statistics shows that there has been an increase in recorded crime of 10%, which is the biggest annual rise for over a decade.

Should You Store Jewellery in a Safety-Deposit Box?

Whilst there are many adequate means of storing your jewellery, a safety-deposit box will provide the utmost security & safety, therefore categorising it as one of the most practical ways to store such valuables. 

What kind of things can I store in my safe-deposit box?

For a small fee, you can lease a safe deposit box for a specified period of time, typically a year, meaning that you can keep your valuables safe in a location away from your home that won’t pose a threat to you or your family.

A Short History on Bullion & Why You Should Invest in it

Gold & Silver should be an important part of a diversified investment portfolio because its price increases in response to events that cause the value of paper investments, such as stocks and bonds, to decline. Although the price of gold can be volatile in the short term, it has always maintained its value over the long term

How to become a gold & Silver bullion investor​​​​​​​

If you are considering purchasing physical gold as an investment, finding a reputable dealer is imperative to avoid the possibility of counterfeit gold. 

The Impacts of The 2013-2014 Winter Floods; And How to Keep Your Important Belongings Safe from Future Flood Damage...

If you live in an area that has or could suffer from flood damage it is always a good precaution to be prepared and keep your home safe. There are many methods of doing so...

10 Ways to Keep Your Home from Being Burgled

Some of the best methods of home protection simply involve smart thinking and good habits. Follow these fundamental security measures to help protect your home against opportunist burglaries.

Four steps to help protect your home from burglary

Putting high value items in a safe deposit box at a facility, such as SSD, will give you that peace of mind if your property is broken into. At a safe deposit facility like ours, we have different sizes of boxes, equipped with physical and digital security features such as being anti-ballistic, fire proof vault, surrounded by multiple security layers, CCTV monitored, protected by seismic sensors as well as by Grade 4 alarm systems. This ensures that our facility is essentially an impenetrable fortress. 

Is your home safe really that safe?

Worried about keeping your valuables safe at home? According to figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI), insurers paid out an average of £8.1m per day in domestic property claims in 2015, of which theft was the third most common type. Furthermore, the value of gold soared by 16% at the start of 2016, inflating the worth of certain items and making them even more desirable in the eyes of criminals

As more banks confirm removal of safekeeping services, where does this leave their current deposit box customers?

With more high street banks confirming the withdrawal of secure lock up facilities, many customers have been left in the dark about alternative options to store their valuables. While there has been an increasing number of independent safe deposit facilities opening up across the UK, it’s a worrying time for customers who have been left with limited time to find trusted independent and secure facilities within their local area.

Demand for Safe Deposit Facilities in Wales on the Rise as Fear of Burgulary Grows and More Banks Withdraw Safekeeping

Soon to open its second branch in Swansea, CSD has experienced an influx in enquiries since it opened a year ago from homeowners and local businesses who have been victims of their banks decision of withdrawing the Safe Deposit Service and need trusted safekeeping solutions amidst rising fears of burglary.

The world of safe deposit boxes… and the secrecy and intrigue that Hollywood would have you believe about them!

More frequently we are seeing people come to us wanting to protect important documents from being damaged by natural causes such as fire and flood. Another concern for many is increasing incidences of burglary and theft which can cause devastating effects when sentimental items such as family jewellery and other irreplaceable heirlooms are stolen.

What went wrong at Hatton Garden and 8 reasons why Swansea Safe Deposit will be different?​

At Swansea Safe Deposit a series of complex state of the art security measures would prevent entry in to the vault area using similar methods to those.  Our new facilities, opening the end of June, will have European certified free standing six-sided vailts.  Our faciity will be fireproof with seismic sensors and Grade 4 alarm systems.  In addition there will be 24 hour in house and remotely monitored CCTV and mulitiple layers of security that we can't discuss in this blog.