When someone asks what three items you would take with you if you were to be stranded on a desert island for an indefinite period of time, it may not difficult for you to choose your laptop, a pocket knife, and your toothbrush. When confronted with the question of what items you would store in your home safe, you should take a different tack. Instead of thinking about your favorite items or what you need to survive, you should think about the items you own that are irreplaceable or could cause a great deal of trouble if they got into the wrong hands. Items that every homeowners should consider keeping in his or her safe include:
Passports and Birth Certificates
Passports, birth certificates, Social Security cards, and other important identification documents are best kept in a home safe. It is still a good idea to make copies of these documents and store them in a bank safe deposit box or other secure location, but by keeping them in a fire-rated safe in your home you can ensure that they are well protected and that you will have access to them whenever you need them.
If disaster strikes and you need your property insurance details to file a claim, you do not want to have to wait several hours until you are able to retrieve the information you need. Keep a copy of your property insurance and your insurance agent’s contact information in your safe so that you can retrieve them at a moment’s notice. It is a good idea to keep copies of other insurance policies you have in your safe as well.
If you have guns, you should store them in a designated gun safe. This will keep them out of the hands of children and others who are unauthorized to use them. Gun safes are larger than most safes and have special holding facilities for guns and ammunition.
In the world of home security, an effective safe is as good as gold. If you live in the Orlando area and would like to have a high-security, fire-rated safe installed in your home, call Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. at (407) 434-0181. We carry and install safes made by the most reputable manufacturers, including Gardall.