Most people have a place or two in their homes that they keep valuable items in. Possessions such as jewelry, money, family heirlooms, photographs and legal documents are examples of items that people want to keep safe. A home safe in your home can be beneficial.
Action Locksmith Inc not only wants to make sure your doors and locks are secure but also your valuables. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
A safe is a fireproof receptacle made out of steel. It is used to hold important documents and valuables to keep them secure. Make sure to purchase a home safe that is certified as waterproof and fireproof or fire-resistant and made from heavy gauge steel. Most fireproof safes are manufactured and tested to protect documents up to a 1,700-degree limit for up to one hour. Most house fires burn for 20 to 30 minutes at 700 degrees. Choose a safe that has an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) rating.
Before purchasing a home safe, review the details about your chosen model to ensure it is the type of safe you need. Choose a safe that has redundant locks or two different locks on the safe. Your important papers and valuables should be kept in a home safe. Modern home safes are designed with high-tech options and they come with warranties. The warranties vary in length from one year to several years. High-tech options include biometric (fingerprint) technology.
Home safes can be purchased as a wall safe, as a floor safe, or as a stand-alone safe that can be bolted to the floor. There are media safes which have temperature control limits. Your time invested with thorough research will be rewarded when you have purchased a safe that adequately meets your needs and also meets insurance standards.
Items to keep in a home safe: Items requiring quick access that cannot be quickly retrieved from a bank deposit box should be kept in a home safe. This includes any type of legal document and related contact information or insurance policies. List of prescription medicines and pharmacy information and medical documents. Safety deposit box keys, investment and financial documents including debt information. Inventoried valuables and collectibles, deeds and titles, and small sums of cash for quick access. Also, original social security cards, power of attorney documents, all types of wills, trusts, and legal documents.
Photos, negatives, stamp and coin collections, and historical information, collectibles, precious memorabilia, or any expensive personal items can be stored in a home safe.
Tax documents, financial statements, personal and real estate property information can be stored in a fireproof safe. If it is deemed necessary to store media items at home, ensure that they are stored in a fireproof and waterproof media safe.
Knowing that you can have quick access to valuable possessions in your life starts with a secure home and a safe. Depending on the number and types of things you have may require more than one safe. Make sure to do your research as well as have a trusted locksmith service nearby.
Action Locksmith Inc can help. We can install, repair, and change the combination on many safes. We have experience in all facets of locksmithing and through hard work and dedication have grown into one of the best locksmith companies in Michigan. From simple re-key and lockout services to access control and camera systems, Action Locksmith meets all of you home, business and automotive needs.
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