Many people may not have considered owning or installing a safe in their home or business premises. You may think that a safety deposit box at a bank is enough, or feel secure knowing your alarm system or CCTV at home or in the office is effectively preventing theft.
What you may not have considered is that it’s not just thieves you need to be concerned about. What happens if there’s a fire or flood in the building? Will your items be adequately protected?
Quality safes can protect valuable items from theft or damage. Here are some suggestions, given by a reputable locksmith in Charlotte, NC, as to what you should be protecting in your safe.
Whether it’s your personal documents, or those of employees and clients, you need to be ensure that these are secured. A few excellent examples of these are passports, birth and marriage certificates, wills and insurance information. Losing these items could, at best, cause annoyances in having to replace paperwork, and at worst lead to identity theft and business closures.
Don’t risk these consequences; purchase a suitable safe to protect your documents while still ensuring you have them on hand when needed.
Cash and Checks
Ordinarily, it is advisable to cash cheques as soon as possible, and not to leave large amounts of money lying around the house. However, if you want to keep cash at home for rainy days, or need somewhere to store checks until you can get to a bank, make sure you’re using a safe to do so.
Checks are unlikely to survive a fire or flood, and cash isn’t easily traceable if stolen. A local locksmith will be able to advise you or your business on which type of safe is most suitable for storing your financial documents and money.
One of the first places a burglar is going to look if they gain access to your home is your jewelry box. As beautiful as your pieces may look in a cabinet or box, this storage solution isn’t going to protect them in the event of a home intrusion. A fire or flood is likely to damage jewelry not stored in fire-proof safes as well.
The easiest and best solution is to store your jewelry in a safe. You can still organize it nicely should you wish to, but the protective shell will give you much more security.
Hard Drives and Electronic Devices
Digital photos stored in albums, on USB sticks, hard drives and SD cards can be easily lost or stolen. Worse still, they can be corrupted due to damage by fire and water, so the best way to protect them is to store them in a safe. Most items can be replaced, but photographs and videos can’t.
Contact us to discuss how easy it is to install a safe in your home or business, and start protecting your valuable items right away. Eastway Lock & Key in Charlotte NC. We will be happy to assist. Give us a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you ASAP. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter!