Safes and their Classification Ratings: A Quick Overview for Buyers

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It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20, and anyone who’s been a victim of a burglary will certainly agree with this. If you want to protect your jewelry, cash, documents, and other important items from thieves, your best bet is a safe. That said, there are many safes available on the market, and choosing the right one can be difficult. However, the first step to finding the best safe is to understand the different classification ratings.

Construction Ratings

While any safe might appear secure, not all of them offer the same level of protection. That’s why safes are rated according to the strength of their construction. In general, there are three:

B rated—For the most part, safes that are rated B offer the same protection as any locked box. While it will deter a burglar somewhat, it offers little resistance against a determined thief with a few tools in hand. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sJPsfo

Fireproof Safes and Other Ways to Protect Vital Documents

A Fireproof Safe Will Prevent Documents from Burning in a House Fire

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were some 358,300 house fires reported between 2010-2014. Unfortunately, this is far from the only tragedy that can befall your home, as natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes can also inflict serious property damage.

One way to minimize property loss during calamities is to keep vital documents safe and sound. It’s a good thing there are many ways to safeguard your paperwork.

Know Which Documents to Protect

When planning for disasters, the most important documents to safe keep include the following:

Personal Data: This will include items such as marriage certificates, passports, diplomas, Social Security Cards, driver’s license, and credit cards. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sJWUUj

Charlotte NC Residents May Want to Consider Fireproof Safes After 2016 Wildfires

Massive wildfires blanketed much of North Carolina in 2016 and caused extensive damage to wildlife and property. More than 50,000 acres burned and the smoke was visible for miles on end. Shifting winds and dry conditions caused the wildfires to bounce and expand rapidly and drove thousands of North Carolina residents from their homes.

Although Charlotte, NC didn’t suffer from any direct damage from the fire, the smoke caused terrible air conditions and served as a daily reminder of how close fires can get to anyone’s home.

This kind of drastic fire season in 2016 can create concerns about keeping your property safe. Investing in a fireproof safe is an excellent choice to protect your valuables in an emergency situation. However, not all fireproof safes are created equal. Essential information must be taken into consideration when choosing the safe that is right for protecting your property. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sJAVNg

Stop Your Endless Worrying by Investing in Home Safes

Have you ever hidden your money or other valuables inside a cracker box? How about the pantry? Or, you might have gone the old-fashioned way, and simply used the mattress. In any case, you are not alone. Most people have, at least once, trusted their most treasured possessions to these DIY measures.

However, no amount of creativity can prevent a burglar from reaching inside and helping himself to what was left within the arm’s reach. Not to mention these measures offer no protection against natural disasters or accidents, especially those related to fire damage.

The good news is there is an available solution that is both fire and burglar-proof: a home safe. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2qbzrKe

Here’s What You Need to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Home Safes

In today’s world, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This is exactly why it’s a good idea to keep all your valuables at home locked up in a safe. This way, you are sure they will stay protected, even if someone attempts to break into your house while you and your family are away.

Throughout the U.S., burglaries continue to be a serious problem. In fact, experts have found that a burglary occurs in the country every 18 seconds. That means as many as 4,800 burglary incidents take place across America every single day. These home burglaries typically result in a property loss of $2,251 on average.

Typically, valuables like jewelry, financial papers and money are just left lying around in the room, making it easy for burglars to find and take them. If you can secure them inside a safe, however, burglars may get discouraged from stealing your items for fear they can get caught before they can crack the safe. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2pf8bho