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Protect Your Valuables with the Right Safe

31October,2019
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Safeguard Your Belongings by Using a Reliable Safe

The right safe protects your valuables and gives you peace of mind that your belongings are safeguarded. There are a variety of options to choose from when looking to install a home safe. Generally, there are two types of safes: one that protects against fire and one that protects against theft. Some safes may also be watertight. However, it can be challenging to find a safe that protects your valuables from fire, theft, and water, so it’s essential to read the manufacturer’s description.

Fire safes

Fire safes are heavily insulated to protect the contents from heat and smoke. They are small and portable, and often open with a key or mechanical combination lock. Most fire safes on today’s market are rated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or Intertek (ETK) to disclose what type of material they’ll protect and for how long. For example, a UL Class 350 1-hour fire rating means that the internal temperature of the safe will not exceed 350 degrees for at least one hour when exposed to external temperatures over 1,700 degrees. If you’re storing paper documents, the safe interior should not exceed 350 degrees. For tape recordings, film, and DVDs the internal temperatures should stay below 125 degrees.

Burglary Safes

Burglary safes are designed to safeguard your cherished valuables against forced entry. An empty 1.3 cubic-foot safe weighs in at around 100 pounds and can be bolted to the floor or wall, making it sturdier to protect your belongings. High-quality dial and electronic locks are UL-rated, and the emergence of biometrics has enabled manufacturers to make safes even more secure. You could receive a home insurance discount for installing a home safe – Ask your agent for more details.

Another great way to protect your possessions is to secure reliable homeowners insurance. The team at Hoffman Brown Company are ready and waiting to help you find reliable and responsible insurance for your property. Contact us today to get started!