Benefits of a Home Safe
You have probably heard about home safes before. However, you may not have realized their importance. People who are not rich rarely think about home safes, and this is a fact. But you still own some valuables. You have some jewelry around the house. You probably have some important documents, certificates, and other paper things of value. Of course, your TV and other electronic devices will not fit into the safe in most cases. However, other things may be just as valuable. This is why you need a security safe installed in your home: to protect all your valuable items that are small enough to fit into the safe. And remember, the safe will not be protecting your valuables just from thieves and burglars. They will be protecting them from accidental destruction and even from fire. Read on to learn more about why home safes are a great idea and why you need to install one.
Dangers of Not Owning a Home Safe
People who have not experienced a burglary or a theft do not realize the benefits of a security safe. They rarely think about their valuable items because nobody has stolen them before. People who have had the bad luck to be victims of theft usually install the safe soon after. Why would you risk losing items worth thousands when you can install a safe for a couple hundred bucks? A safe, however, protects your belongings from more than just thieves.
Many safes are fireproof and waterproof. In case there is a fire, the safe will keep your valuables protected for some time. In most cases, this is enough time for firefighters to put out the fire or to at least get the safe out of the house. Waterproof safes are very useful in case there is a natural disaster and rainfall or water gets into your house (a flood immediately comes to mind). Because the safe is waterproof and very heavy, it will not be carried away by the water and the items stored inside it will not be damaged by seeping water.
In addition to all of these things, keep in mind that you probably have a firearm around the house. Did you ever think how dangerous that weapon really is? Few people have a gun safe, so they keep the weapon in a drawer or in the closet. This means that your children can find it and start playing with it. Imagine what can happen when a child who does not know what a gun is and how it is used starts to play with one. An accidental discharge can be disastrous and have consequences that will haunt you your entire life.
Even if you don’t have a child, a gun lying around the house is still dangerous. What do you do if a burglar finds it and turns your own weapon against you? You or your loved ones can become a victim of your negligence. If you have a home safe, you can safely store the weapon in it. Because a safe is very easy to open if you know the code, you can retrieve the weapon very quickly in case you need to use it to defend yourself. Keep your weapons safe and away from children and criminals!
Are They Really Secure?
Many people are still wondering if a home safe is secure. After all, it is not as large as those big safes you see in banks or in the movies. It doesn’t have all those bells and whistles either. However, rest assured that a home safe is very secure. In fact, it would take hours for a person who does not have the necessary skills and tools to open a home safe. This is more than enough time for the police to arrive on the scene. Cutting through the thick steel is almost impossible and using heavy duty machinery would create too much noise to be a feasible option.
In case there is a fire, a sturdy home safe can protect the items inside it for hours. This means that firefighters have more than enough time to put out the flames before the contents of the safe become damaged. Bottom line, a security safe is secure and almost impossible to force open. And because it is made out of solid steel and is so heavy, it cannot be carried away. Not to mention the fact that safes can be hidden in walls and even in the floor of your home.
The Benefits of Having a Safe in Your Home
Not that you know why a home safe is important and that it is actually very secure, let’s talk about the direct benefits of owning one. In fact, there are many benefits to owning a safe. Here are just some examples:
- You can protect your valuable items from fire and water in case of an accident
- You can protect your valuables from theft
- You can keep your firearms away from children’s hands or from burglars and home invaders
- Your insurance rate will be lower if you have a safe
- You can store documents safely in the safe and lower the chance of becoming a victim of identity theft
- You save money by using your own safe instead of a deposit box at the bank
- A home safe prevents you from losing valuable items and papers
Who Can Install One Quickly and Affordably?
As you can imagine, installing a safe in your home is not something you can do by yourself – especially if the safe must be placed in a wall or in the floor. This is why you need an experienced locksmith.