Home safes – Lock Up your Money is a quick guide by LocksOnline about how you can keep your savings safe at home. All your questions answered with this easy ‘how to’ guide!
Whether you save your birthday money or hold irreplaceable valuables within your home, nothing can prepare you for losing your savings, should you have a burglary. Not only is locking your front door important when you leave the house, but locking away goods worth a lot of money or valuables that could never be replaced, is a must for all homes across the board. So what do I need to know before I buy a safe?
First you need to think about what you need to lock away. It’s pointless having valuable goods hidden in a small petty cash box where somebody could simply pick it up, and take it away. Instead you need to think about how much money or how much room you will need in your safe. For instance, most safes hold up to £1000 in cash. This also means that if you have £1000 in cash or £10,000 worth of jewellery in the safe overnight, the insurance company will back this providing the safe is fitted correctly. This is called ‘Cash Rated’. This is quite important when looking for a safe that is covered by an insurance company.
Next you need to figure out where you are going to put your new safe. Again, having it on top of the bedroom dresser won’t be much good if a burglar can pick it up and take it with them. Think about under floor safes or safes that can go under furniture and can be bolted down, either to the floor, or the wall. This is important!
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Do you live in an area where fires occur? Its important then to find a safe that has some sort of protection from small fires. This does not just apply to houses that may be prone to them, but houses in a high crime rated area or if your safe will be placed in an area in the house that may be more at risk from fires such as in the kitchen. Again, most safes tend to come with a small fire resistance anyway but you may need to get one that has a high fire resistance.
In all, it really depends on your application meaning where you will be putting the safe, and what will be going in it. I would always recommend getting a safe that you can either bolt down to the floor or onto the wall, purely as an extra form of security! If you would like to know more about safes and how to use them, contact our team on 01646 698218 or pop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help with any queries you have!
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