Many people think safes are only necessary if you have very valuable jewellery or rare gold coins. However, many Australians are now choosing to install a safe in their home even if they don't own the crown jewels. Here are three groups of items that can really benefit from being stored in a secure and solid safe in your home.
1. Personal documents
A safe is ideal for keeping important personal documents in. Passports, birth certificates, and marriage certificates are among the items that would be very difficult, time-consuming, and costly to replace if your home's security was violated.
It's also a good idea to keep a photocopy of the important documents you usually carry with you in the safe. Your driver's licence, credit cards, and passport could all be potentially lost or stolen from you. Having copies tucked away in your safe will make replacing them much easier.
2. Backup digital copies of your photographs
In this day and age, most of the photos people take are digital. They are usually stored on cameras, tablets, phones, and computers. Making a backup copy of all your digital photographs and keeping it on a hard drive, disc, or USB drive in your safe means that your treasured memories will be safe, even if one of your devices is stolen or broken.
You can also store copies of older, printed photos in the safe. Clearly there won't be room for every single photo album, but you may be able to scan or digitally re-photograph the older photos. This way you will at least have a copy of them if an unfortunate event causes their destruction.
3. Items with strong sentimental value
Safes are the best place to keep items which you would genuinely be heartbroken to lose. Although your insurance will cover the replacement of any item that is stolen or destroyed in your home, there are some items that are simply irreplaceable.
This might include sentimental items such as a lock of your child's hair, a treasured childhood toy, a ticket stub from your first date, wedding memorabilia, or your grandmother's worn thimble. You may also have jewellery or watches that have some monetary value, as well as being sentimental pieces, which would be best kept under lock and key.
Safes are a must for a home. A good safe that is installed by an experienced locksmith from a company like Frost Security Locksmiths will mean that your treasured items are safe in the event of a burglary, a fire, or storm damage to your home.