Home Safes

The possibility of someone breaking into your home is a clear and present possibility. Protect against loss of your cherished property with a suitable home safe. The most common reasons for buying a home safe are protection from a fire, protection from burglary, and securing important items such as guns or jewelry.

What size home safe should you buy?

The size should be large enough to fit your intended items, and it should also fit extra items you may store in the future. Obtain a rough estimate of the size you will need by gathering your valuables together and measuring the height, depth, and width. This is your minimum interior size. The exterior measurement needs to be smaller than the door frames and stairwells in your home or office.

What type of home safe will protect your documents?

A fire-resistant safe protects your important paperwork from fire, smoke, and heat. The interior will stay below 350 degrees, which is the temperature that ignites paper. It should have a UL Residential Security Container rating. Look for UL Listed Fire Rated Burglary rating for protection from both.

Floor models are suitable for jewelry, hard drives, guns, photographs, cash, and paperwork. A wall model is a reliable option for cash and other items that are light in weight.

What features should a gun safe have?

If you own weapons, a gun safe has pry-proof materials and locking bolts. Some gun safes have outlets to plug in dehumidifers in order to reduce the moisture that may cause rust. Buying one with USB ports allows you to store and charge your electronic items. Tactical wall mirror gun safes make for effective camouflage.

What is a portable security safe?

A portable security safe is small and easy to move. It is suited for the home and office. You should look for features such as fireproof, waterproof, and fingerprint recognition. It should be hidden well, because if it is easy for you to move, it can also be easy for a burglar to steal.

What is the difference between a digital and mechanical lock?

A mechanical lock does not use power or batteries, and has a long lifespan. The code is factory set and requires the services of a locksmith to change. A digital model allows easy and fast access. You can pick and change the code. After a series of wrong codes, the lock will block unauthorized users. The batteries must be changed once or twice a year.