There is a multitude of ways where a safe in a home can be of benefit. There is a number of people who do not have one, and don’t feel they really need to invest in a safe.

The Lock Doc would like to touch on just a few reasons why you should own a safe, the best place to install, and which types of safes are best for you:

Protection from Burglary – Burglary protection is the first reason to own a safe that most people conclude. Keeping an emergency stack of cash in the home is best protected in a safe. For gun owners; keeping your firearms in a safe will not only protect little fingers from finding the weapons, but also ensures that intruders can’t use your own gun against you. Valuables such as jewelry and family heirlooms or family photos should be stored in a fire proof safe. Then there are irreplaceable valuables such signed baseball cards or an autographed poster from Marilyn Monroe. We may like to showcase these items but understand that they are easily snatched should your home be victimized by intruders. Valuables such as these things are better kept in a safe. A safety deposit box in a bank will offer the best protection, but lacks the inconvenience of a home safe.

Fire protection – This usually comes to mind as an afterthought. Once someone has actually experienced losing important documents or the emergency cash kept in the sock drawer or under the mattress to fire, they begin to understand. After a fire, it most likely dawns on us to acquire a safe that offers protection not only from burglaries but also fires. Documents such as passports, birth certificates, social security cards, deeds and titles, tax records and Wills should be encased in a fire proof safe along with our treasures.

Gun and Other Safe Sizes

Considering the above reasons to own a safe, it is quite a daunting task to ensure you pick the right safe for you. Size is also a major consideration. The easiest way to pick the size of your safe is to collect all the things you want protected in it. Once you have gathered your items, you can then find the right fit for your needs.

Types of Home Safes & Locks

What kind of safe is right for you? Obviously picking the safe best for burglary protection that is fire and water proof are the right choice, but what else is there? There are floor safes, wall safes, gun safes and hidden safes. Then there are the types of lock to be considered. Dial lock or electronic? Then if you go that route, as with all things electric – what maintenance is involved?

Best Safe Location

Placing your safe in the optimal location is essential. Generally, robbers tend to go to the master bedroom. Basements are great for floor safes. But choosing a place where you are able to retrieve your precious things should be in the room you occupy most often.

Safe Installation, Combination Change & Unlocking Service in South Miami, Coral Gables, Hialeah & Miami FL

There is much to weigh in when choosing a safe for your home, and installation can be daunting. Hire a professional from The Lock Doc to help you with all your safe need. Among our many services, we can answer any questions you have pertaining to your safe and make sure your safe is properly installed in the most ideal place.