Buying a Home Safe

Buying a Home Safe

Having a safe in your home has several benefits that protect you and your family. Safes come in many types and sizes to give any homeowner or renter the right product for his needs. Consider some of the major advantages when deciding whether to purchase a safe.

Protect Valuables

Probably the largest advantage of having a fire drawer safe in your home is that you can put your most valuable possessions in it and know that they are locked away and nobody can get to them. If you host parties in your home, have house guests or end up having your home broken into, these people will not be able to take your most valuable items. You might want to put jewelry, antiques, cash and items with sentimental value in your safe.

Guard Documents

Your most important documents are difficult to replace if they are misplaced, stolen or destroyed in a fire. Having a fireproof safe in your home allows you to store the documents in there so you know you will always have them when you need them. Some examples of documents to put in your safe include your Passport, birth certificate, Social Security card, copies of your driver’s license and other identification, your will, past year’s tax forms and documentation, and insurance information.

Computer Backup

The files on your computer can be destroyed in a hard drive malfunction, fire or mistake when deleting files or other event that makes it impossible for you to access them. Use your safe to help back up these files by burning them onto CDs to store in the safe or putting them on an external hard drive that you keep in the safe.

Prevent Need for Safety Deposit Box

You could rent a safety deposit box at a bank to provide many of the same results as a home safe. However, a home safe has several advantages over a safety deposit box. First, it is a one-time investment rather than having to pay a monthly fee. Over time, the home safe will be less expensive. Second, having a safe in your home keeps you from having to travel to get the items you store in the safe or put additional items in the safe. Lastly, having the safe in your home gives you around-the-clock access rather than being limited to accessing the safe only during the bank’s working hours. This can keep you from making serious mistakes, such as forgetting to get your passport from your safety deposit box during the last business hours before an international trip.

Store Dangerous Items

When you have children in your home, there are some things you do not want them to get their hands on. You might have guns, knives, axes, explosives and other dangerous items that you don’t feel comfortable giving your children access to. This is important not only for young kids who don’t know better, but also for older kids who may be tempted to experiment with these items. Protect your kids by keeping these dangerous items locked away in a safe to which only you and your spouse know the combination.

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