Many people choose to purchase a safe to protect their precious things. A safe is an ideal way to not only protect your things from theft, but from damage in a house fire, an earthquake, and much more. This is why there are so many safes in American households. However, if you own a safe you might be wondering what kinds of things you should put in the safe. Here are some of the common items you should put in your safe.
1. Priceless Heirlooms and Pictures
Although your heirlooms and family pictures are probably safe from theft, they are not safe in the case that there was damage to the home. Since many of these items cannot be replaced it would be wise to put them in the safe to protect them. Many people choose to scan their pictures and put them on a hard drive. If this is the case for you, you should put the hard drive, or the back up, in the safe. This way all of your things are protected if something were to happen.
2. Cash and Bank Records
Another important thing to keep in the safe is cash and financial records. First of all, you should keep some cash on hand just in case there is an emergency. Ideally the cash should be in smaller bills so that it is easy to use and exchange just in case something were to happen that caused a national crisis. However, cash is good to have on hand for a rainy day and if you need liquid assets quick.
The cash and the financial statements will be one of the first targets of vandals and if the house were to be destroyed you would have a difficult time getting restitution for cash from your insurance provider. This is why the safe is the ideal place for them.
3. Guns and Ammo
If you own any guns you should keep them in the safe. This is a great place for them especially if you have children in the house. The safe can still be accessible in the case of an emergency, but that way it is protected from those who may not know how to properly use it. The ammo should also be stored in the safe, but not inside the gun. It should be separate so that the gun cannot discharge without you loading it.
These are just three items that are ideal to store in your safe. Talk to a locksmith, like A-AAA Locksmiths, LLC, for more help.