What to look for when buying a home safe for your house

Home Safes

Home safes are often used to protect small items such as credit cards, small amounts of cash, passports and documents which give details about your identity such as bank statements. It is no surprise that criminals are changing what they steal and more often it is identity theft.

If you are looking for a home safe you will have a choice of different sizes and locking mechanisms. Small safes are available which make them ideal for securing where space is limited. Larger home safes will store A4 documents and generally are supplied with one or two shelves. Most popular locking options for home safes are key lock and digital lock. Each home safe with a key lock is supplied with 2 keys as standard and extra keys are available at the time of order which is a good idea if you need to give more people access. Digital lock home safes are powered by batteries and in most cases are supplied, emergency keys are provided to open the safe door when the batteries do not have enough power to power the lock. Our top tip is to always keep your emergency keys stored in a secure place but not in the safe. Should the batteries fail or not have enough power to open the lock you will be locked out.

Our extensive range offers a wide variety of safes to choose from, some home safes offer fire protection for paper documents for that extra piece of mind. We appreciate there is a wide choice of different safes and it can be difficult choosing, so please feel free to contact our friendly experts on our free phone number for advice.

Home Safes Check List
Do I need to speak to my insurance provider when buying a safe? Yes, they may require you to have a safe with a higher level of security.
Will all insurance companies recognise the safe I buy? Some insurance companies prefer specific manufacturers so check before you buy.
Can safes protect against fire and burglary? Yes certain home safes protect against both of these. Check out our fire safes for paper protection.

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