Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A Safe
When choosing your home safe to protect your family’s assets and heirlooms, it’s essential to know how to select and install a safe that meets your needs. Moreover, the new security safes come in electronic interfaces where you don’t have to worry about the keys getting lost.
However, a cutting edge home safe technology has a specific type of installation and instructions of use that you need to follow. But, like most electronic safe owners, you may have inadequate knowledge of how to maintain a safe and may commit mistakes that could risk the security of the contents in the safe. Therefore, it’s best to enlist a safe expert’s services to provide you with the best practices of a home safe.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Maximum Lock & Safe has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying a safe.
1. Buying a fire safe for security
Fire-safe is actually a fire-resistant safe, which means it can resist heat or smoke for a while. Although they do a great job protecting paper-material, the material used for a safe isn’t burglar-proof. These safes are made of fire retardant material, which can be easily cut open or sawed with simple tools.
2. Using common safe combinations
Don’t make it easy for a thief to steal your valuables by using common or easy safe combinations like 20 30 40! Make sure it’s a complicated combination for the burglar to crack and not for you.
3. Not having a battery back up plan
If you own a digital safe, it is always good to have a battery backup plan. In situations, say, you face a power outage or any other issue related when you need to remove any valuables, your safe may fail to work, and this could leave your peace of mind shattered.
4. Not securing the safe correctly
Ensure that you mount or keep your home safe in a secure position. Even a freestanding safe requires caution. It’s best that you hire trained, safe engineers to ensure the installation goes smoothly.
5. Changing the combination
Most homeowners create a problematic experience for themselves when they change the combination on their digital safe when it’s closed or locked. Ensure that you go through the instructions or contact your home safe service provider if you are unsure how to change the combination.
6. Choosing the wrong size safe
You need to measure the space you have to store your safe before purchasing it. This can help you make a sound judgment call on the safe size you need. Also, make sure to consider the capacity of a home safe, so that there’s enough room for your possessions or important documents.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Maximum Lock & Safe. Backed by quality service and workmanship, you can count on us to deliver exceptional installation and products in Southern Ontario. We have over twenty-six years of experience in locksmithing and door service and have developed a strong reputation by providing outstanding professional service response.
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