What to consider when purchasing a safe?

There are many benefits to having a home safe, or at least a quality home safe. Safes are in fact an investment. The higher the quality the safe the more protected the contents of the safe are.

When you consider value of common items that may be found with in your property such as; wallet, mobile phone, passport, birth certificates, cash, tablets and laptops, the cost can add up very quickly. A quality safe can cost as little as $300.

It is also important to bolt down your safe to ensure a higher level of security. Once the safe is unlocked and the bolts removed, it can also able to be moved to a new premises.

Fire resistant safes also provide protection against important documents such as property deeds, banking information and other important paper documents.

A quality home safe is a great investment to provide that added security.

It is important to avoid cheap hardware store safes as protection they offer is completely inadequate. The majority of these smaller and cheaper safes can be unlocked within a minute due to the weak internal locking mechanisms and they offer no protection against fire or water.

WHY PURCHASE A SAFE?
Keeping your valuables safe
Keeping your important documents safe (protect yourself from identity theft and the cost of replacing your documents)
Disasters (a fire or water resistant safe keeps your valuables safe during a natural disaster)
Sentimental valuables
A safe is a one off security purchase that will last a life-time.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A SAFE
Dimensions…internal dimensions – do your belongs actually fit? External… will the safe fit in your preferred location?
Budget. You get what you pay for. Cheap safes from the hardware shop offer very little security
Locking type… key, combination, digital or even a combination of key and digital
Safe construction… the engineering of the safe is extremely important.
Cash rating… how much cash or valuables up to the sum of cash do you require? This helps with insurance premiums.
Fitting… how and where the safe will be fitted. We highly recommend safes to be anchored into concrete using high quality dyna-bolts.

Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers sales, installation and repairs of quality safes across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 23 Township Drive, Burleigh Heads.

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