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Purchasing a home safe is a long term investment and you want to make sure you buy the right safe that addresses all your needs.

Once you start researching you will soon discover the wide scope of homes safes ranging from weight, features, price points, locking mechanisms and sizes. However, the most important factor to consider is the quality of the safe and the level of protection it will provide.

When you are looking to buy a home safe that will be suitable for your needs there are many things to consider.

Here are 5 key tips when buying a home safe
1. Purpose of the Safe

Is the main purpose of the safe to protect against fire or theft ?

  • Fire Resistant Safes are designed to protect papers from extreme heat or fire. Fire rating generally range from 30 mins to 2 hours.
  • Theft Resistant Safes are designed to protect against theft and burglary. Theft resistant safes are rated based on their level of security. 

Precision Safes 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.

2. Property to Protect

What items will be stored in your home safe? Valuable items such as jewellery, cash, ipods, laptops, watches, need to protected in a theft resistant safe. While important paper documents, records, wills etc. should be protected in a paper fire resistant safe.

3. Level of Protection

When selecting your home safe you need to consider the level of protection you require. The value of the items to secure in your home safe will determine the degree of protection you need. 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.

4. Size of the Safe

The size of the home safe and the contents you are going to store in the safe is a key factor as well. It is highly suggested that you allow for extra capacity space for additional items and account for 50% more space to plan for the future.

5. Location of the Safe

You need to think about the location of the safe. How much space do you have? Is the location discrete? Can the floor support the safes weight? If the safe needs to be moved up and down stairs, ensure they are strong enough to support the weight.  

A home safe is a long term investment so select the perfect safe that will meet your needs now and in the future.

For professional advice when buying a home safe call us on 0409 860 011.

Source: Platinum Safes