We’ve all been there. We’ve all had those unique situations where we think leaving keys…
In today’s high-tech, digital age, the idea of investing in a traditional home safe for the home can feel rather old-fashioned. Surely, there is a more modern way to protect valuables in our home.
But the truth is, home safes continue to be a reliable way to keep valuables and other important belongings secure and out of the reach of thieves or children, and many offer modern, high-tech features to appease those who think digital equates with higher quality (though that is not always the case).
Still need convincing? We’ve gathered a list of our top 5 reasons home safes are still relevant in 2022…and some of them just might surprise you.
1. Keep Valuables Safe from Burglars
No surprise here. Keeping your valuable and sentimental treasures safe in the event of a break-in is the number one reason people choose to have a safe installed in their home. And, unless thieves are specifically targeting your home due to some massive treasure you have in your possession (for all we know you could own the Hope Diamond), it is unlikely that your everyday cat burglar will have the necessary tools on hand to break into your safe.
2. Protect Items from Natural Disasters
Many home safes offer the added perks of being fire- and waterproof, which makes them the perfect storage spot for important documents like birth certificates, passports, wills, and property paperwork. Storing such important papers in a protective safe offers peace of mind that your documents will be in good condition even if a flood or fire should strike.
3. Provide Safe Keeping for Weapons
If you have weapons in your home, it is imperative that they are locked away and out of the reach of children or adults who do not how to handle them safely. A home safe provides an excellent storage option for those who collect weapons or may have had them handed down as family heirlooms.
4. Speaking of Family Heirlooms…Keep Them in Your Safe
Family heirlooms sometimes have a monetary value. Other times, they simply hold profound sentimental value to us. Whether you need a safe place to store your grandmother’s wedding ring or don’t want to lose the first picture painted by your child, keeping both valuable and sentimental treasures in your safe ensures you will have them with you for years to come.
5. Cheaper Than Safe Custody or a Safe Deposit Box
People sometimes balk at the cost of a safe (though truth be told, quality safes are available at a variety of price points). But the truth is investing in a safe can be significantly cheaper than paying the annual fees for safe custody or a deposit safe at the bank, which can range from $200 – $1,500 per year depending on the size of the space you need.
Rest assured that having a safe doesn’t mean you have to give up a huge chunk of space in your home. Safes can easily be installed on a wall, in the floor, or left free-standing in a closet. Regardless of how much—or how little—space you have in your home, there is a safe out there that will be a perfect fit for your needs.
Safes clearly still have a place in the average home. If you are looking for a reliable way to keep the items you love safe and secure, you can’t go wrong with a well-made safe. The key is to set your budget from the get-go—knowing how much you have to spend will allow you to get the most bang for your buck.