Whether you live in a gated community in the suburbs or in the middle of a bustling city, everyone should have a safe installed in their home. Burglars have become more sophisticated in how they break into homes, gates often do not act as deterrents, and having a safe at home can go a long way to protecting your belongings.
We talked to Canadian home security experts from Affordable Lock Services Inc. about home security and they shared some really useful information. One of the biggest things they stressed was safes for home owners. Here’s why:
Protection from Thieves
A large amount of homeowners do not have a safe. Their jewelry is lying around on desks, shelves, dressers and whatever flat surface is available. A big risk is being taken when these items are left out in the open.
A safe is the best way to keep valuables safe from prying eyes and sticky fingers. While robbers may not visit your home, you’ll likely have friends and family over for drinks or a dinner. When it comes to expensive items, never trust anyone. Keep them locked up.
House fires are more common than you think and could occur at any time.
Many safes are made with fireproof material, giving you maximum protection 24 hours a day. This is especially important if you want to keep money and any important family documents in good condition. Because safety deposit boxes come with administrative fees, using a safe to store these types of items is more cost-effective as well.
Home Insurance Rates
Home insurance is expensive, and the average owner is always looking for ways to reduce their premiums.
Like all types of insurance, homeowner’s insurance is calculated using risk factors, and part of this is the valuables you keep in your home. If you install a safe, it lowers the risk factor significantly because your valuables are protected from theft.
A safe is also a great place to store dangerous items, such as knives and guns.
Children and other individuals often get curious of what is kept around a house. If you leave weapons out in the open, it could lead to a potentially dangerous and lethal situation.
A safe is the best solution to this problem. Make sure to keep your weapons locked up at all times.
Some documents, such as bank statements, trust documents and court papers may have too much sensitive information written on them.
Storing these in a safe will ensure that no one but yourself will be able to get access to them. Not only will your privacy be intact, but you won’t have to worry about thieves stealing your information and ruining your credit history.
Increase in Home Value
Depending on the quality and size of the safe, it may be a great selling point when you try to sell your home in the future.
If you live in an area that is popular with hunting enthusiasts, install a safe that can accommodate both valuable items and hunting rifles as well.
Peace of Mind
Life is stressful, and with enough on your mind, you shouldn’t have to worry about your valuables and dangerous weapons, and whether their protected.
Keeping them in a safe means that you’ll never have to worry about someone stealing your items, your identity or putting your family in danger.