FAQ on Safes
Q: Why are Safes so expensive?
A: Safes are far from expensive! There is a saying that ‘a safe is for life’. Safes rarely breaks down over time be it in years or decades. It is a once-off purchase that will be able to last a life-time, passed down from generation to generations. When divided over the course of intended years of usage, it is extremely affordable protecting priceless valuables. For Example: A safe costing $500 upfront to be used for just 15 years. This equates to less than $2.80 per month, and safes can typically last for much longer than the 15 years used in the above calculation.
Q: What does a typical customers put in their safe?
A: • Passport
• Insurance Documents
• Title Deeds
• Sentimental photos
• Memory Cards, Thumb Drives
• Birth Certificate
• Precious Metals and Jewelry
Therefore, a safe is not just about keeping valuables in monetary terms, but also important documents as well as items with sentimental value. If these items are lost, it will either be a hassle and extremely expensive to replace, or near impossible to reacquire.
Q: Should I buy an electronic or combination dial safe
A: Electronic Safes
Faster and easier to open the safe Visually bigger numbers Numbers can be programmed to your liking
Disadvantages Fractionally more costly Electronic Safes are powered by batteries thus it can be a frustrating moment when battery goes flat Combination Dial Safes
Advantages Non-battery operated thus increased reliability
Numbers are randomly fixed during the manufacturing process
Q: Isn’t safe deposit box better than a home safe?
• The annual cost of renting a safe deposit box typically equates to the cost of buying a home safe.
• Access to safe deposit box is limited to the opening hours of the bank
• Some banks require an appointment before. • Due to the secretive nature of safe deposit boxes, you are the only one who knows what is inside it which generally works against you in the event when things go missing or destroyed.
Q: Are home safes secured?
A: There are no safes in the market that is 100% secured; even banks do get broken into, therefore authorities such as the police often patrol around key installations like banks for that very reason. However, one thing for sure, a home safe is definitely more secured than putting your valuables in your wardrobe, cupboard etc.
Q: What else can I do on top of using a safe?
• Ensure that all doors and windows are locked with good quality locks
• You may want to install a CCTV system and burglar alarm at home
• Clear your mailboxes and cancel your newspaper subscription when you are away for prolonged periods of time