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5 Advantages of Installing a Home Safe

5 Advantages of Installing a Home Safe

Security innovations in commercial establishments are now made available for residential use. Backing up your home security system with a home safe lowers the risk of losing your valuables either from thieves, fire, or even floods.

Choosing the right home safe depends on local potential perils. Choices of safes range from wall safes, floor safes, fire safes, gun safes, and electronic digital safes. All offer their own advantages. 


Thieves are not the only potential factors that can cause loss of property. Natural and man-made disasters can cause havoc as well. Should fire raze your home, your valuables are preserved.

Accessibility & Convenience

Nothing is as easy as having a single source repository for all of your records and valuables. Why pay more for a safe deposit box at the bank when you can have the same security in your own home within your reach anytime you need it.

Reduces the odds

Danger is minimized since amateur burglars generally are prevented from opening safes. Thieves prefer to get in and out quickly, so bolt or secure your safe somewhere less noticeable, such as a lowly lit area.


Everyone can agree that it is a great value to have a safe place for guns, bonds, cash, and other valuables, especially if it can withstand extreme heat, water, and burglary. Additionally, safes that pass testing from independent organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Intertek, which uses the ETL mark, is always a plus.


Depending on use, safes come in various sizes, designs, and functionalities. Consumer Director at UL in Northbrook, John Drengenberg, suggests that if you’re planning to store paper documents in your safe, the temperature shouldn’t get hotter than 350 degrees on the inside during a fire. For most home safes, 30 minutes of fire protection is sufficient as fires tend to move through a home at an average of about 20 minutes per room or area.

Secure your valuables while it’s not too late! Consult our experts at A-1 Locksmith of the Palm Beaches. Visit or call (561) 964-6114.

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