In the current age of credit cards, electronic banking and online transactions it is often asked whether installing a safe in our home has become redundant; are safes not unnecessary in this time of easy access to everything from instant downloads to 24 hour banking? Why would we possibly need a safe in the 21 st century?
Yet our society constantly teeters on the brink of chaos. With a sudden earthquake, hurricane or tornado everything can change in an instant and we can suddenly find ourselves without access to our money; especially when we need it the most.
And it is not only natural disasters that can affect us; man-made disasters like a system wide electricity outage can be equally as crippling. If this should ever happen in your city, town or area, your bank could be shut down for days or even weeks at a time and if you don’t have access to money you may find yourself in dire straights.
Although this may all sound like ‘doom and gloom’ talk, being stuck without money is potentially everyone’s worst nightmare; this can however be prevented by simply installing a safe in your home and keeping some cash handy in case of an emergency. A built-in safe in your home can be your personal bank when it is needed.
You will have access to money to buy gasoline, food and bottled water and this can make all the difference in your ability to survive and to your overall health and peace of mind.
Protect Your Valuables
Besides being a place to keep extra money, safes are also a good place to store all of your other valuables. You can keep valuable documents, jewellery and sensitive data and other electronic information. Most high quality safes are fireproof to some degree and your documents and sensitive information will be protected in case of an emergency.
Choosing The Right Safe
Safes come in many shapes and sizes and with varying specifications. Choosing the right one for your needs requires that you answer a few simple questions:
- Is the safe burglar resistant?
- Is the safe fire resistant?
- What protection does the safe offer against environmental damage such as water or dust?
- What type of lock do your prefer? There are many to choose from, from the basic key lock to a combination lock and even a time or electronic lock.
- Where will your safe be installed? Is it a wall safe, a floor safe, or even a built-in safe?
Making a decision does not have to be difficult; your Local Locksmith will be able to answer all of the above questions and advise you on the best option to suit both your needs and your budget.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
A safe in your home is a valuable investment. Not only will you be prepared in case of an emergency, you will also have a built-in security hub for your valuables which will give you added peace of mind in case of a break-in or a fire.