Purchasing a Home Safe
Keys tips when purchasing a Home Safe
Purchasing a safe for your home is a long term investment and you want to make sure you purchase the right safe that addresses all your needs. You may find yourself a bit confused by all the choices as you begin to research and shop around. Home safes come in many sizes, prices ranges and vary in the features and protection levels they provide.
The primary consideration is what type of items will be stored in your home safe? Valuable items such as jewellery, cash, ipods, laptops, cameras should be stored in a burglar resistant safe. While important paper documents, records, wills etc should be stored in a paper fire resistant safe. Or you may want a quality home safe that protects against both.
Another consideration when choosing your home safe is the level of protection you are looking for. The value of the property that you wish to secure in your home safe will determine the degree of protection you require. Good quality theft resistant safes are tested and rated by the amount of time an intruder takes to crack the safe open. These safes are given cash ratings.
The size of your home safe and the contents you are going to store in the safe is an important factor. It is recommended that you allow for extra capacity space for additional items and account for 50% more room to plan for future growth.
You must also consider the location of the safe. How much area size you have? Can the floor support the weight of the safe? Is the location discrete? If the safe needs to be moved up and down stairs ensure they are strong enough to support the weight.
Purchasing a home safe is a long term investment so ensure you choose the right safe that will meet your needs for many years to come. Be mindful of inferior quality safes that do not have fire protection ratings or cash ratings and therefore offer a lower level of protection for your valuables.
Aus Safes are professional safe technicians and accredited safe suppliers and can provide expert advice when purchasing your home safe. We offer a wide range of quality home safes that are both theft resistant offering cash ratings as well as fire resistant safes that come with fire ratings.