Where to Start the SAFE Search


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:

  1. What do I own that cannot be replaced?
  2. What do I own that should not be available to all who enter my home?
  3. Do I own any firearms or weapons?
  4. Where do I currently keep my identity documents and any confidential documents?
  5. 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:

  • Jewelry
  • Specialty collections (stamps, coins, etc.)
  • Firearms
  • Ammo
  • Weapons
  • Photographs
  • USBs, External Storage Devices
  • Documents
  • Cash

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.

Happy shopping!


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.