Essential Tips for Selecting a Home Safe
April 10, 2014 | Written by: Armstrong Security
A home safe provides an excellent solution for storing valuables or keeping items such as firearms safely out of reach. When choosing the right safe for your home, there are a number of factors you should consider. Safes are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials to suit your unique security needs.
Home safes are manufactured in a variety of sizes, ranging from very small to very large. Although safes do increase in price as they increase in size, purchasing a safe that is too small for your needs is not a wise investment. Smaller safes are ideal for storing papers, photos, and small pieces of jewelry. A larger safe may be necessary if you want to store heirlooms, memorabilia, or firearms. Keep in mind that the size of your safe may also limit its placement options when finding the best location for it in your home.
It’s best to store safes well out of sight, such as beneath beds or at the back of closets. This will prevent your safe from being easily found in the event of a break-in. Some safes can be bolted into the floor of your home to prevent them from being picked up and carried away. If you want to purchase this type of safe, make sure you place it in an area of your home where you can drill into the floor without affecting its structure or aesthetics.
Safes are fabricated to protect the items within from a variety of dangers, such as fire, flood, and unwanted access. While some safes provide only one type of protection, many safes combine protection options to keep items safe from water, fire, and intrusion. It’s important to choose a safe that will provide adequate protection for your belongings based upon your needs.
If you’re considering a safe for your home or business, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181. We offer a variety of lock, safe, and security monitoring solutions for commercial and residential customers in Orlando. Visit our website for more security information and tips.