Safety is not normally people have in mind once they are inside their homes enjoying their quiet evenings. However, even counting on the protection of a good front door lock there are vital things that always need an extra layer of protection. Safes are the best solution for that extra precaution you are looking for.
We know that when it comes to certain items, such as files, documents, contracts, insurance, tributary documents, jewelry and even guns, certain safety measures have to be taken into account. Each of those objects also present different challenges when it comes to finding the perfect place for them.
Most people might believe that the vault of a bank is a good option for a place destined to hold your most valued possessions. But this limits your ability to have them at hand the moment you need them. If you keep them at home you overcome this obstacle but create others such as the possibility of getting lost, robbed or just damaged.
Here is where safes come into play. They come in different sizes, volumes and levels of protection allowing you to really pick the one that is best for you.
There are many sizes, volumes and peril protections so there seems to be a limitless variety of safes to choose from. Many people might feel overwhelmed with all the options and might be at a loss when choosing what is best for them. But fear not. There are ways to know which one covers all your needs.
The first thing you should know is the size you need. The easiest way is to put all the stuff you need inside a safe together in a pile. This will give you a rough idea of how much space you will be needing. People normally want to keep important documents safe. A stack of documents that is an inch high can be fitted inside a 1.2 or 1.3 cubic feet safe without a problem. Something bigger can hold other objects.
Safes generally guard your valuable possessions against three potential perils. Burglary, fire and water. Even the less sturdy safe has some kind of protection against burglars, they are not made to be impenetrable but to be difficult to open. Most burglars just want to grab whatever they can hold in their hands and get out fast. Safes are bulky, heavy and they can be fixed to the wall or floor. They also are designed to resist a 15 attack with tools before they are opened, making them unattractive for them. Other safes are nigh invulnerable and can be very well hidden.
Other peril protections are water and fire. It is known that a household has a chance of going through a fire situation in a period of 30 or 40 years. So you want your documents and sensitive data protected from fire. Water or humidity can be very damaging as well. There are safes that are waterproof and will certainly keep your valuable possessions away from water.
People also like to buy gun safes to keep their firearms protected from heat, while knowing no one can touch them.
Do not hesitate to contact Mesa Locksmiths to ask about our great selection of safes and vaults.