What to Consider before Buying a Home Safe

What to Consider before Buying a Home Safe


To protect your family's most valuable possessions, it's wise to purchase a safe for your home. With a broad assortment of safes available for sale, there's a lot of information to sort through when trying to pick out the best safe for your situation. At Copperstate Lock & Security, our local locksmiths can give you expert advice on selecting a safe. No matter your particular storage needs, our crew will be happy to provide you with recommendations for your needs and budget.

Factors to Consider before Purchasing a Home Safe

Along with budget, storage needs are the primary consideration when buying a safe. Certain safes are designed to house certain types of possessions, and you'll want to choose the style of safe that provides the best dimensions and protection for the particular items that you'll be storing. Burglary safes are built with thick steel and complicated locks, making them an excellent option for storing cash and precious metals. Jewelry safes feature compartments for treasured earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. These safes will make it easy for you to access your high-end jewelry for your big nights out, while also offering excellent protection against thievery. If you have firearms in the home, you'll want to keep them in a gun safe. Smart firearms storage will keep your weapons out of the hands of children and intruders. Especially if there are kids around, keeping your guns in a safe will significantly reduce the risk of a tragedy occurring.

At our nearby locksmithing shop, we can work within your budget to find you the best safe for your budget. Home safes tend to range in cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Factors that determine price include size, thickness of steel, fire rating, and sophistication of locking mechanisms. The amount you spend on your safe should be weighed against the value of the possessions that you'll be storing. If the items have a very high cash value, or have irreplaceable sentimental value, then you'll want to invest in a safe that reflects the importance of the protection.

Fire and flood resistance are also worth considering. A 1-hour fire rating is the minimum you'll likely want for your safe. With a 2-hour fire rating, there's a better chance that cash and important documents will survive an inferno. We're more than happy to recommend a fire rating based on your particular storage needs.

Safe Sales & Service in Tempe, AZ

If you need a safe, contact Copperstate Lock & Security at (480) 531-8083. We're your local locksmith experts and can advise you on how to boost your home security. Feel free to give us a call today to ask about our selection of home safes!


Copperstate Lock & Security Blog
Posted: June 30, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ