Home Safes for Fireproof and Theft Protection
There is a lot of confusion out on the internet about what is a good safe for the home or office.Â So I wanted to take a moment and clarify some information on home safes.Â Â There really are no “bad safes” on the market today.Â But like a puzzle each safe has a particular use or place where it should go.Â You wouldn’t want to see all the gold in Fort Knox in a bunch of Sentry Safes.Â That is not the purpose in which a Sentry Safe model is built.
On the reverse, you wouldn’t purchase a TL 15 safe to put some family photos and other paperwork inside.Â Keeping this in mind.Â The “Home Safes” that you find on valuesafes have different intended purposes.Â Some are designed to be affordable protection from fire.Â Some home safes are designed to protect against “sticky fingers” or low theft protection.
When I say sticky fingers, I’m talking about the maid, pest control guy, or handyman that may come through your apartment or home.Â In these cases home safes offer affordable solutions for protection.Â Not that those people are thieves but lets not present them with temptation.Â In this case an inexpensive Honeywell Safe or any of the Cobalt 1 hour fireproof safes might do great!Â But there are many manufactures for good quality home safes on the market.Â Fire Fyter Safes is an excellant brand made right here in the USA.Â Sure they run a couple of bucks more but the quality is there to support the price.Â
There are also varying degrees of fireproof safes.Â Such 30 minute, 1 hour, and two hour fireproof safes.Â Which is best? Obviously the 2 hour fireproof home safe.Â However, the real question is “which is best for your purpose!”Â Ahhh grasshopper lets now consider how our homes are made.Â Lets say I was going to install my home safe in a high rise condo with concrete floors and walls and with a sprinkler system.Â Hmmm, not much is going to burn in that except the furniture so I don’t need much there. However lets say the my house is all wood.Â Gonna need a lot of fireprotection there. My suggestion would be to purchase as much fire protection as you can afford.Â Especially if live far away from the fire department like in the country.
Now with that being said, when we talk about security and theft prevention on safes…its gets a little confusing.Â Many people want to puchase a home safe for “High Security Safes” and major theft prevention. You would never find a home safe in where a jewelry vault should be…or you shouldn’t.Â Thats biggest problem.Â Everyone looks at the cheap price on a home safe and think they are buying a bank vault for $150.Â Â So don’t make that mistake.Â I always say “When you buy a safe, your buying TIME! Time against fire, time against theft”Â So how much time do you need?Â What are you protecting against?Â Good questions that need to be asked before you purchase one our home safes.