Tips for Buying a Home Safe

Tips for Buying a Home Safe

Purchasing a home safe is a long term investment and you want to make sure you buy the right safe that addresses all your needs.

Once you start researching you will soon discover the wide scope of homes safes ranging from weight, features, price points, locking mechanisms and sizes. However, the most important factor to consider is the quality of the safe and the level of protection it will provide.

When you are looking to buy a home safe that will be suitable for your needs there are many things to consider.


Here are 5 key tips when buying a home safe

1. Purpose of the Safe

Is the main purpose of the safe to protect against fire or theft ?

  • Fire Resistant Safes are designed to protect papers from extreme heat or fire. Fire rating generally range from 30 mins to 2 hours.
  • Theft Resistant Safes are designed to protect against theft and burglary. Theft resistant safes have a cash rating which is calculated based on how long it takes & how difficult it is to break into the safe. This cash rating is also the recommended maximum value that should be stored in the safe, as well as the value an insurance company will cover the safe for.

Platinum Safes offer a wide range of quality home safes that are both theft resistant offering cash ratings as well as fire resistant safes that come with fire ratings.

2. Property to Protect

What items will be stored in your home safe? Valuable items such as jewellery, cash, laptops & watches need to protected in a theft resistant safe. While important paper documents, records & wills should be protected in a fire resistant safe.  All safes within the Platinum home safe range have fire ratings and cash ratings, so you know you are protecting your belongings and assets in a quality home safe.

3. Level of Protection

When selecting your home safe you need to consider the level of protection you require. The value of the items to secure in your home safe will determine the degree of protection you need. Good quality theft resistant safes are tested and rated by the amount of time an intruder takes to crack the safe open. These safes are given cash ratings.

4. Size of the Safe

The size of the home safe and the contents you are going to store in the safe is a key factor as well. It is highly suggested that you allow for extra capacity space for additional items and account for 50% more space to plan for the future.

5. Location of the Safe

You need to think about the location of the safe. How much space do you have? Is the location discrete? Can the floor support the safes weight, & is it able to be bolted down? If the safe needs to be moved up and down stairs, ensure they are strong enough to support the weight.  

A home safe is a long term investment so select the perfect safe that will meet your needs now and in the future.


Locking Mechanisms

Platinum Safes offers a wide range of locking mechanisms, which include combination, digital, mechanical & access control based devices. This vast range caters to the many different policy, insurance & fire resistance requirements that businesses & individuals may be subject to.

Platinum Safes Locking Mechanisms - Corporate Locksmiths Melbourne


Security Features

The large range of Platinum Safes have many different features to help protect valuables from fire or theft.

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