According to the latest research, Australia has the 7th highest rate of burglaries in the world with 4.3% of Australian households experienced at least 1 break-in (or attempted break-in) during the last 12 months 70.8% of break-ins result in the theft of belonging.
Personal items such as jewellery, clothing and handbags are amongst the most common items stolen. The next most likely items to be stolen include wallets, purses, cash, and tools.
No-one wants to be the victim of a home invasion with many of us taking adequate steps to protect our homes and belongings by locking doors and windows, installing gates and fences around the property, and not leaving a spare key outside.
While these can act as a deterrent, they are all considered to be basic, low-maintenance strategies for preventing home burglaries.
Decrease your risk of theft
After a properly installed alarm system or security camera your next line of defence is choosing the right safe to suit your needs. But knowing what needs to be protected and where to locate your safe are important considerations before choosing your safe.
A Cash safe usually has a recommended cash rating, often in the range of $5,000 to $25,000.
The higher the cash rating, the more your insurance company is likely to be willing to insure you for. Items to be stored often include, apart from cash, jewellery and other personal valuables.
Important documents should generally not be stored in cash safes as they can lack the necessary insulation.
Key documents, such as business or personal documents require the protection of this style of safe. These can include the deeds to your property, family passports, birth and marriage certificates and the like.
However, these safes are not recommended for the storage of your valuable possessions, as they often lack the required level of protection, even if they appear rigid and solid.
Cash and fire safe
Offering the best of both worlds, this type of safe is a popular choice.
These hybrids are likely to cost a bit more than either of the single options but offer the double protection for both documents and valued items.
These specialised safes are popular for small businesses and other commercial enterprises. Cash is deposited in the top half and then kept safe in the bottom half.
The key benefit is that when the safe is opened for deposits, it doesn’t permit already stored cash to be removed.
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We hope the questions answered and options discussed here have helped you with your choice of safe.
Of course, at Assured Locksmiths and Safety Solutions, we’re happy to give obligation-free advice on any security matter. You can reach us by calling (02) 4423 6680 or contact us