Thinking about purchasing a household safe but not sure if you really need one? Following are just four reasons why the average homeowner should invest in a good quality safe.
Guns and Ammunition
Responsible firearms owners don't hesitate to keep their guns and ammunition securely locked in a safe at all times when items aren't in use. With household firearms accidents at an all-time high, households containing children should take every possible precaution to help ensure that tragedy does not occur. Another reason to keep guns and ammunition locked up is because not only are they popular items for thieves to take, they also may be used against you in the event of a surprise home intrusion. If you've got rifles in your home, special long gun safes are available designed to hold several of them at once
You may believe that wills, birth certificates, property deeds, vehicle titles, and other important documentation isn't likely to be of much interest to the average home intruder, so why bother to lock them up? The answer is simple -- the possibility of fire, tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding, or other natural disaster with the potential to destroy items made of paper. Safes are available specifically to provide maximum protection against fire and other disasters. More ominously, many personal documents such as birth certificates actually do have value to certain types of thieves -- identity thieves.
Abuse of prescription medication is epidemic in this country. Always err on the side of caution and lock it up. Thousands of children are harmed each year by taken someone else's prescription medication either on purpose or by accident. Even if you live alone, your prescriptions may not be safe -- visitors such as housecleaners and others may rifle through your medicine cabinet in search of drugs, and thieves may specifically target your home if they have reason to believe that you may have easily accessible prescription medication. As an extra layer of precaution, never mention to anyone in causal conversation that you've got painkillers or other medicine in your home.
Victims of household burglaries or natural disasters frequently claim that it wasn't the loss of valuable items that affected them the most -- it was losing cherished mementos, photographs, and other sentimental objects that most difficult. However, many people don't think to stash these in a safe. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience if you have further questions about how to keep household valuables and other important items safe throw theft, fire, and other potential dangers.