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Benefits of Residential Safe

18Mar

Benefits of Residential Safe

Have you considered getting a safe for your Philadelphia, PA home? They’re not just for the wealthy and powerful, you know! Having a home safe is often portrayed in movies and television as a right reserved for the socially and financially elite, but in reality, anyone who wishes to protect their valuables can greatly benefit from having one. There is a huge range of items that can fit inside a home safe and that can make your life safer, more enriched and convenient by actually being in your home and not stashed away in a remote location.

Here at Fast Pro Locksmith LLC we are often asked what should go into a home safe. Our answer is always pretty much the same; whatever you want? Home safes come in many sizes, models and materials. They are diverse for a reason; you can do with them what you want and secure a vast array of items including jewelry, cash, collectibles, flash drives and even weapons! Use your imagination; what do you want to put inside your safe and for what reason? Do you need handy access to cash money or to jewelry? Do you want to install a safe because you don’t trust your bank or like the idea of your valuables being off-location? Do some thinking about what you’d like to put inside your safe. If you need additional details about the safe or what you can use it for feel free to call our shop and discuss your many options with our helpful and friendly Fast Pro Locksmith LLC staff.

Use your imagination

The sky is the limit when it comes to home safe contents. You can use your safe to store and protect items like software, flash drives, insurance papers, cash, rare coins, passports, appraisals, receipts, mortgage and insurance documents, tax returns, small weapons and firearms, private letters, family photos and lots more. You can hide your safe in your basement, back room or attic. You can prominently display it in your home office or great room. You can be more discreet and have it built into a wall, behind a bookcase or under the stairs. The point is, you can create your own “safe” environment and go from there.

Don’t make yourself a target!

You may be wondering if having a home safe makes you a target for criminal activity. That depends… Are you discreet about your newly purchased and installed safe? Do you mainly use your safe for the protection of your valuables? Or, are you wanting a safe for “status” enhancement, and looks? If you are constantly bragging to neighbors and friends that you added a home safe, they are bound to notice and even tell others. If you brag about what is inside your home safe then that could be even worse. Like other private matters, what’s inside your home safe is your business and should remain so.

File cabinets and desks vs home safes

There is often confusion about the need for a home safe if file cabinets or desks are already present or being considered. It’s really not an either-or choice! You can have both as they serve different needs. For instance, file cabinet and desk drawers may have locks on them but those locks are often not adequate for the security that you might need. We recommend that you keep low to medium security items in your file cabinet or desk drawers. These can be utility bills, correspondence that is not private, forms, letterhead, magazine articles, coupons, etc. If someone were to break in to your desk and steal these items, you would not be devastated financially or emotionally. The cam locks guarding these items are easy to pick, break open or pry so be aware of that. 

Lock variety for your home safe

Speaking of safe locks, these are generally of a much better quality than simple desk or file cabinet locks. You can choose between dial locks, biometric (fingerprint) locks, combination dials, keypads, card swipes and even a combination of these. This is another benefit of working with a locksmith when choosing or ordering your safe. You can get good advice about placement, safe materials, locks, delivery, on-going maintenance, and other pertinent details by working closely with a full service locksmith. A store clerk who is paid minimum wage or is on commission status often lacks the knowledge and incentive to supply you with the information you need to make a wise decision about your future home safe.

Safe store options

Safe stores can be an expensive alternative. The owners may know the safe business but the sales staff might not. Most stores charge a middle-man mark up on any safes and related items in the store and they often use a local residential or commercial locksmith to do the installation, set up and repair. You are better off calling your local full service locksmith shop that handles safe sales and installation. Our Philadelphia, PA locksmiths are always pleased to help you but if you live elsewhere, you can call a shop in your locale for expert help.

What about online safes?

The web is a great source for many things, including products and information. You can learn a great deal by going online and doing a little research. Read up on home safes - their materials, locking mechanisms and prices by checking web sites that have product specs, sales prices and manufacturer’s data that might be helpful to you. Some web sites contain telephone numbers or customer service chat boxes where you can ask questions and interact with staff. Online shopping is not good for actual “feel” of the safe so do a little research on the web, check out the safe in a store setting, or visit your favorite locksmith and get your questions answered and your fact straight before actually ordering one. Investing in a home safe can help you enjoy added security as well as enhanced convenience so give the idea some serious thought!

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