Security safes are a terrific investment. For a small investment, you can protect hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars in valuables. Why Buy Security Safes? Some may ask why they should get a safe. You many live in a safe area or you may have never been robbed before. As far as safe areas are concerned, they may not be as safe as you think. Criminals target areas where they think their illegal behavior is going to generate the most revenue for them. So, what better place to go than to a secure neighborhood filled with unsuspecting people? The potential is there, so denying that it could happen is not a reliable strategy if you want to retain your valuable possessions. Also, theft is not the only threat to your valuables. Home fires occur frequently in all kinds of neighborhoods and a fire in a safe neighborhood can rob you of your valuables just as unexpectedly as any robber. What Should You Look for in Security Safes? So, now that you’re convinced that you need a safe, the question becomes what should you look for in security safes. The most obvious criteria to look at first are how large of a safe do you need. Take a look at all the valuables that you would want to store in a safe – jewelry, cash, etc. Remember too that not all valuables are tiny jewels or pieces of paper. You may have photo albums or other precious items that you could not replace in the event of theft or fire. So make sure that you first are protecting all of your valuable possessions and that you buy a safe large enough to fit all of them. One thing that goes hand-in-hand is weight. Heavy security safes are less likely to be removed from a home which is important. A safe can be opened with the right tools and an unlimited amount of time no matter how good the safe is. Having a safe that is heavy enough so that criminals cannot remove it from your home is important because, if the safe stays in your home, criminals do not have the time or the tools to open the safe quickly which means that your valuables stay secure within the safe. Should I Look at a Safe’s Fire Rating? The next thing that you will want to consider is the fire rating. Like was said before, theft is not the only potential threat. So, look for a safe with a good fire rating. The ratings are given in hours that the safe can withstand extreme heat. Make sure to get a safe with a rating that you are comfortable with, so that you can feel confident about your possessions staying secure. Acme Safe Co. provides the most innovative and technologically advanced high security safes to protect your valuables. Get in touch with them.