How to Choose and Use a Home Safe

A safe can be a smart investment for your home. Many people assume they don’t need one, but almost everyone has valuables they should store. Moreover, people have different reasons for buying a safe. One person might want to store valuables like jewellery, while another will invest in a fireproof safe to protect important documents. Yet another may want to keep firearms or other weapons out of reach.

If you’re considering a safe, you probably have a few questions. This guide will help you choose the right home safe for your needs.

How to Decide Which Product Is Best for Your Needs

There are plenty of different types of safes, as well as makes and models. How do you know what to purchase?

Consider your own needs as a starting point. What do you plan to store in your safe? If you’re storing antiques or hard drives, you probably have different concerns than someone storing firearms.

Answering this question will guide you to the right product. If you have a collection of antique weapons you want to store, then look into a specialized safe for storing this type of item. If you have important legal documents to protect, then you’ll likely look at a fireproof wall safe.

Another angle is to consider what you’re trying to prevent. Someone storing weapons may be trying to keep them out of the hands of minors. Someone storing documents could be concerned about the possibility of a fire or a flood.

What to Ask Before Buying a Safe

Once you’ve thought about what you want the safe for and the purpose it will serve, it’s time to think about the qualities of the safe itself.

First, what are the safe’s ratings? If you want to store documents, then you’ll likely want a safe with a high fire rating. If you’re less concerned about theft, then a high rating in that category may not be a high priority.

Next, think about the construction of the safe. How thick is the door and the interior of the safe? If the safe is fireproof, what material was used in its construction?

Thicker steel makes a safe more difficult to penetrate or force open. Concrete and cement offer better protection from the elements than gypsum board.

You’ll also want to think about safe placement, including if it’s a wall safe or floor safe. Also think about anchor points. Size is another key here.

Looking for the Perfect Safe?

If you’re still searching for the perfect safe, then it’s time to get in touch with our team! With an enormous selection, there is absolutely an INKAS® safe that will perfectly suit your needs.