If you think you don’t need a safe, keep reading.
If you know you need one, you’re in the right place!
I’ve come up with a short list of guiding questions to help you determine your need. These are great to answer by yourself, with your spouse, or with other adults who share your home:
- What do I own that cannot be replaced?
- What do I own that should not be available to all who enter my home?
- Do I own any firearms or weapons?
- Where do I currently keep my identity documents and any confidential documents?
- What are my top concerns when it comes to the well being of these items?
At the end of this exercise, your answers might include any combination of the following:
- Specialty collections (stamps, coins, etc.)
- USBs, External Storage Devices
Not all safes are created equal- it’s important to carefully consider the items you are storing and why you are seeking to store these items in a safe. Safes can be rated for burglary, fire, both or neither! It’s important to shop selectively to avoid a false sense of security and to avoid the risk of learning a really tough lesson.
PRO-TIP: For ultimate protection, bolt that safe down to the ground and buy the next size up. The most common “buyer’s remorse” I hear all the time, is that customers wish they sized up, because within a few years there safe is simply too small.
Feel free to share this blog with anyone you know who is in the market for a new safe, someone experiencing considerable life changes (divorce, growing family, aging parents or spouse, etc.), or someone you know who recently purchased a new/used safe. It’s important to shop smart and spending a little extra time during the research phase of shopping for a safe can set your family up for great success.
Published on: Aug 31st, 2016
© Katelyn Radtke, Give-A-Hoot
**Give-A-Hoot Content is for information-purposes only and is not a substitute for specific security consultations. It is always best to consult with a professional specifically for your unique situation.