Buy a Safe For Home Security on the Inside
Home security is generally thought of with the exterior in mind. Fortified, locked doors. Security-latched windows. Well-lit entrance ways. Home alarm systems with outdoor sensors. These are all great steps towards creating a complete home security system, but we should also consider the possibility that our outer-layers of defense will fail to deter thieves and intruders, and that we will need an additional, internal layer of defense. While home security systems are never perfect, you can ensure that certain valuable items remain almost impossible to steal by installing a home safe.
The purpose of the home safe is to protect your most valuable valuables, whether they be jewelry, important documents, or even sentimental photos that could never be replaced. A good home safe will not only protect against robbery, but against fire and flood as well.
The safe should be placed in an inconspicuous location so that, more than just being hard to open, it is hard to find as well. While you should be confident in the durability and protective value of the safe, take measures to hide and disguise the safe that make it unlikely you will ever get to find out. It may not be necessary to put it in a wall behind a large painting (although that is not a bad idea), but neither should you put it in an obvious location. Do not, for example, put it in the walk-in closet of your master bedroom. Consider putting the safe in a (fake) child’s toybox, in an attic space, a closet of the laundry room, or under a tool-bench in the garage.
In terms of concealment, floor safes and wall safes are easiest to conceal. True to their names, floor safes go in the floor and wall safes are embedded in the wall. These types of safes will require professional fitting and installation, but will provide maximum insurance in terms of hiding the things you hold dear. If you do not want to go to the trouble of installation, look for a heavy-duty, fire-resistant safe that will fit snugly in your special, secret location.
A safe is only valuable if you use it, right? Make sure that all family members know how to open and close it properly, and that everyone uses it from time to time to make the safe part of the family’s home security “routine.”
Safes come with many different types of locks, and you will want to review the options before deciding what works best for you. Key locks can be easy to use, but the keys are easy to lose. Key locks are generally found on smaller safes or “lock-boxes,” which, while they may be a good idea for smaller items in family members’ individual rooms, are probably not a good idea for the “family safe.” For more info on used safes for sale look into our site.
Combination locks are also easy to use and eliminate the lost key worry. Some locks will combine the key and combination options. Combination locks are an easy, effective, appropriate choice for home security. Many combination locks are electronic as well, but make sure to ask the manufacturer or vendor about the possibility for failure in the electronic component parts-manual locks are generally more reliable, although they may not have the features of an electronic system, such as optional timed opening and the ability to program several different combinations into the safe.