Home Safes and Home Security

If you think having a safe in one’s home is only for those with lots of jewels and gold coins to stuff in it, then you’re thinking of home security from days gone by. If you think about it, in a modern world there aren’t many homes stuffed with such riches, and even if there are some, those are usually armed to the teeth with home alarm systems and security guards. The truth is that today, the average low to upper middle class family home contains just about the same items. Some might be more costly than others, but prime items like cash, prescription medications, guns, and small electronics can be found throughout. These are all things which can be sold quickly and easily for cash, and therefore are the modern day equivalent of a jewel heist. In fact, finding a secure buyer for expensive jewelry would probably be the hardest part of such a break in now! A great way to stay protected is to invest in a home safe.

More affordable than ever, and offering the added protection of flood and fire resistance, today home safes are a great investment that very few families can afford not to have. They are a place to keep loose cash, family jewelry and heirlooms, backup information from your computer such as photos and important documents, and of course anything else that you wish to keep private, secure and protected. As much as protecting them from burglars, today many families choose to protect their valuables with safes so their important documents and memories are not completely destroyed in the event something happens to their home, as well as all their financial documents. Additionally, a new kind of burglary is gaining in popularity, that of identity theft. Many people are increasingly wary about leaving financial and credit card information lying around even in their own home. With a quick snapshot of the average credit card statement on a digital camera, the average petty thief can now begin selling something far more valuable for cash- your identity. Protect your home security and avoid identity theft by keeping such items safe, in a safe!

If you invite people into your home on a regular basis and leave them unsupervised, a safe might be a good measure of protection. Should something go missing, it would be a shame to turn to the babysitter or handyman with accusations, just to find out later that they were uninvolved. Protect yourself and your household guests from heartache later by placing valuable items in a safe today! There are many varieties of safes out there, and as such it is recommended to choose a safe that comfortably fits your valuable belongings but leaves room to add. The more such a safe can be anchored down or built into a wall of the home, the better, since this mobility will keep it from being removed from the home. If a code is used to gain access to the safe, be sure to change it regularly. Finally, keep the safe protected by installing it in a surprising place. The master bedroom and closet are the first two places any thief would look, so increase your home security by choosing somewhere like a linen closet, an area in the kitchen, or a dummy door off the hallway. Use your safe on a regular basis to form good habits, and keep your belongings safe and secure!