Protect Valuables With a Home Safe
Personal valuables including jewelry, handguns, important documents, and irreplaceable items need a level of protection that can only be provided by strong, effective residential safes. Experienced home burglars know all of the usual hiding places to look for valuables, but secure safes your home offer professional protection. Not only will you reduce the threat of theft, but your items are safeguarded from various levels of fire and flood risk.
Michael’s Keys Locksmith supplies an extensive selection of residential safes. All provide value and have an array of feature sets. Select a personal home safe today that fits your specifications and meets your unique needs.
The Purpose of a Personal Home Safe
When it comes to selecting safes for your house, you may require some assistance finding the perfect secure solution for your family.
A fire or burglary can be detrimental, but with the right product, you can have peace of mind that your possessions will be stowed away in safety.
A personal home safe helps you protect personal items like:
- Birth certificates and social security information
- Guns and ammunition
- Precious family jewels and heirlooms
- Other important possessions.
With residential safes, a fire or burglar can’t take away many of the items that matter most. Secure your possessions with a home safe from Michael’s Keys Locksmith.
Types of Residential Safes
There are home safes available in today’s market for everyone. With different residential safe styles and configurations, you will have a type of safe to accomplish any of your security goals.
A few examples:
- If you are building a new home, or working on a renovation project, this is the perfect time to purchase a wall safe or floor safe. Wall safes are best installed between two studs, which is easiest to accomplish if you have open walls waiting to be drywalled. Floor safes can be installed before you lay new hardwood, carpet, or other flooring.
- Choosing the location of your wall or floor safe can be imperative when you need to access it efficiently. Consider bedroom safes for pieces like jewelry, so you can easily select your item while dressing.
- Freestanding residential safes are an easy choice because you can place them anywhere within your home. If you need to move your safe but it is too heavy, the professionals at Michael’s Keys Locksmith can assist.
What Should You Look for in a Personal Home Safe?
When you decide to start shopping around for a new safe, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Consider your budget – We recommend you select the highest-quality safe that fits your requirements.
- Be cautious – Every safe that Michael’s Keys Locksmith offers provides quality. However, many low-cost safes you will find on the market offer little to no protection from fire or water, and are made of thin-gauge steel with simple locks.
- Make it difficult on thieves – One of the most important features of a personal home safe is theft deterrent. If a burglar can break into your safe with simple tools and a few minutes of time, then your safe is not providing any real level of protection.
- Choose resistant safes – Look for safes that have an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) rating. This means your safe has a certain level of fire and theft resistance.
Fires can destroy our most prized possessions and on average, it takes 27 minutes before a house fire is extinguished. Fires also burn at temperatures of 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, depending upon the home and building materials, so the chances of item recovery is slim, unless you have protection.
Most safes are rated for their level of fire resistance, based on the amount of time they can withstand the heat of a fire while still protecting the contents. Paper documents, including money, will spontaneously ignite once the inside temperature of a safe exceeds 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Michael’s Keys Locksmith recommends that you select a residential safe with a quality UL rating. The rating typically provides an amount of time in which the safe offers protection from fire, such as 10, 30, or 60 minutes. With a good UL rating, you can make sure that your personal home safe withstands the hot temperatures of a fire, and to keep its internal temperature controlled.
If your house is burglarized, it’s not uncommon for thieves to find your safe. Small, light-weight safes, run the risk of being removed from the home. Buying a heavy safe is one way to discourage this from happening.
Many safes also come with pre-drilled holes in the bottom, so that you can bolt them down to the floor to make removal more difficult. Thieves might even bring special equipment with them to help remove a safe, saw off door hinges, and deploy other techniques. Locating your home safe in an area that does not provide easy access is a useful safety defense.
A determined thief can break into just about any safe with the right tools, but it takes time. Look for a safe that has features that make it harder and more time consuming to break into. Start with a safe that has a broad door and walls, made of thick-gauge steel. Select a door that has locking bolts on more than one side of the door. Many safes have their door hinges located on the outside, and a thief might try to saw them off. With a good locking mechanism and door bolts, they will not be able to remove the door, even with the hinges taken off.
The type of lock on your safe is also important. Combination-style tumbler locks are very reliable, although many people are opting for the faster access of digital, or electronic locks. Biometric fingerprint locks are another solid option.
Residential Safe Features
Your personal valuables are worth the effort and one-time investment in a home safe. There are many different features that you will find among safes, with some of the most capable measures found among our AM Series safes.
Select a safe that fits your space and your needs with Michael’s Keys Locksmith.
Michael’s Keys Locksmith: Your Home Safe Supplier
For more than 30 years, Michael’s Keys Locksmith has provided Texas families with safes for their homes. We proudly serve many local Texas communities, including Colleyville, Fort Worth, Dallas, Keller, and many others. To learn more about available safe varieties, contact us or find your perfect safe, today!