Home safes are supposed to protect valuables and valuable items from outside intruders. They are often heavy to transfer, often more than a hundred pounds in weight, securely locked, with some form of lock securing the inside, and often small enough to hide in closets. Clearly, they’re well shielded from frequent burglars and thieves. But something that owners of home safes often overlook is the internal threats to their valuables. If a fire overtakes a house and burns everything, there are little regular home safes which protect the goods inside them. Because of this, fireproof safes are growing in popularity by the day.
Having a protective outer shell to safeguard against the fires, fireproof home safes ensure that everything inside will endure the damage a fire will create. Thus, while everything outside of the safe, clothing, televisions, and such, may burn to the ground together with a house, contents inside a safe which cannot be replaced will not.
Most home safes, be the ones that go into walls or ones that are small and easily concealed, can be bought as fireproof. They cost a little extra but are well worth the additional investment to ensure security for expensive and/or irreplaceable goods.
However – before you opt to purchase a fireproof home safe, be sure you actually need one.
There is not any need to overspend to a safe with features and specifications you don’t really need. For example. If you want to place your safe in an already fireproof section of your house, there is no reason to purchase a secure safe that also features that exact same protection. Additionally, there’s absolutely not any reason to invest in a safe that protects from the flames if you do not intend to use your protected, for whatever reason.
Needless to say, most individuals do indeed use their safes to protect costly and significant items and do need security against fire. Therefore it should come as no surprise that many safes priced above the lowest amount possible do indeed protect against the flames. A fire is just as probable as a burglary is, so if you will protect against the latter, why not protect against the former?
One thing to remember before purchasing a fireproof safe is that they can’t protect valuables against fires happening WITHIN the safe!