Home safes are an investment in the security of your residence. There are at least five major reasons to take this step, and one of them probably applies to you.
The obvious reason is to prevent the theft of valuables. Whether these consist of jewelry, antique silver, or collectible comic books, your treasured belongings are important to you. Home safes designed for jewelry can slow down or deter a thief. Such perpetrators do not usually come equipped with serious explosives or an industrial forklift or crane, which, admittedly, might be effective. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that your grandmother’s earrings or your mint-in-box Hot Wheels collection will be untouched is priceless. There are wall and in-floor models for discretion.
Another reason to use home safes is to prevent identity theft or misappropriation of business data stored at your residence. Your identity has value in two ways. Firstly, criminals can misuse your data to accomplish everything from spam to virus propagation, all the way to outright espionage or terrorism. Secondly, replacement of your key documents (birth certificates, passports, mortgage notes, deeds and auto titles) could cost hundreds of dollars and consume weeks of you time. Media safes can prevent all this inconvenience and risk.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a fire, home safes can save your crucial or valued items. Check the fire rating to determine how many minutes the unit can withstand residential conflagration temperatures. Such models may be rated for 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes, indicating their resistance. This can offer great peace of mind for homeowners. There are even fire-resistant filing cabinets available, which offer practical protection, without drawing undue attention, for documents in your home office.
For those who live in hurricane-prone regions, safes are a great solution to the potential destruction of one’s entire house. Structures may be reduced to a mass of sticks and rubbish, but well-constructed vaults will retain their integrity and continue to protect your valuable items.
If you have in your home anything that could potentially be misused, these safes can keep you and others secure. Guns, other weapons, or fireworks, are prime examples of property that needs to be stored properly in units constructed specifically for that purpose. The alternative is unthinkable.
Additionally, many families may have controlled medications around the home, and may not realize it. The drugs used to treat individuals with ADHD, autism, depression, and many other common neuro-chemical conditions, are quite capable of abuse. Possessing substantial “street value”, they are eminently fence-able for money to buy other, less legal substances. Fortunately, there are burglary-rated home safes that are compact enough to fit almost anywhere, which would be perfect for this purpose.