Unfortunately, we live in a world in which people break into others’ homes and steal their personal property. We wish it wasn’t the case, but we’re in the business of making you feel safe at home. We also want you to feel your belongings are safe whether you’re home or away.

Many of our loyal clients ask us whether it’s worth buying a safe box for their home or office. Our answer is always YES. Even if you have most of your money in a checking or savings account, what about your non-monetary valuables? Think about the things you would be devastated over if your home was broken into. Your father’s watch? Priceless photographs of your children? Other family heirlooms? Keep them safe.

There is no hiding it: a good home safe isn’t cheap, so you might be wondering if it’s worth having one for your valuables.

Here are some benefits to consider against the cost:

Protection against theft

If someone burglarizes your home, you can rest assured knowing that the thief will have a hard time getting some of your most valuable possessions.

Fireproof protection

Most home safes are equipped with fire-resistant materials that can keep valuable documents and items from getting destroyed in a home fire.

By placing these items in the safe, you wouldn’t need to focus on retrieving them before getting out of the house if a fire does occur.

Water protection

No home safe is entirely waterproof, but most have varying levels of water resistance that can keep your valuables safe in the case of a flood.

Keeps your family safe

Only 35% of gun owners with children keep their firearms in a safe, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If you own one or more guns, keeping them in a safe is essential to keeping your family and others safe from potential misuse.

Cheaper than a safe deposit box

While a safe deposit box at your local bank branch may be best for some things, you’ll have to pay a monthly or annual fee to keep it.

With a home safe, on the other hand, you have a one-time expense for something that can last years.

If you’ve decided that you need a safe to store your guns, valuables, important documents, and/or other prized possessions, call our Chapel Hill and Durham locksmiths at A1 Lock & Safe to inquire about our stock of new and used safes!