After acquiring sufficient amounts of cash, gold, and silver to assure and safeguard your life-savings against total destruction, it is essential to provide a secure place to store ones hard money and other high value items.
After a great deal of research, we have concluded that nobody builds a better safe than Gardall.
Two of the most important criteria we used to select a safe were whether it came with bolt-down hardware to secure it further in its chosen location, and that it was fireproof vs. fire-resistant.
Once you’ve made the decision to buy a home safe, you may find yourself a bit confused by all the choices that await you. Home safes are available in many sizes and price ranges, and it can take a bit of shopping around to ensure that the safe you choose will meet your needs for many years to come.
The first consideration for your home safe is size. Take stock of what you plan to store in your safe. If you are a collector or own many pieces of jewelry, you will need a bit more space than if you just want to store important papers and one or two jewelry items.
If you own guns, your needs are entirely different, and you will need to search for safe that is larger than average. Be sure to plan for the future when deciding what size safe to buy. Manufacturers typically recommend buying a safe about 25-50% larger than you think you need today.
Of course, a larger safe will cost more money, but maybe not as much as you’d expect. About two-thirds of the cost of making a safe is in the door; so buying a 25% larger safe will not cost 25% more.
Another consideration in choosing your home safe is the type of protection you are looking for. Safes are typically listed as either fire resistant or burglar resistant, or both. Fire Resistant safes are available with multiple ratings, depending upon the level of fire resistance.
Safes with a higher fire resistant rating are, of course, more expensive, however, the extra expense is well worth it if you plan mainly to store important papers. Burglar resistant safes are designed to make it difficult to find and remove your belongings. They typically contain both a key and combination lock, are extremely heavy, and can be bolted to a wall or floor.
The best combination is usually a Burglar/Fire safe that will provide you with both burglar resistance and fire resistance. These are typically a free-standing safe than can be anchored to the floor and should provide you with at least 1 hour of fire resistance. The level of Burglar resistance will depend on the "total dollar value" of the safes contents. Underwriters Laboratory (U.L.) Ratings typically provide better Burglar resistance. The higher the "content value", the higher the burglar rating should be.
Buying a home safe should be a purchase you make only once in your life. Be sure to take the time to carefully evaluate your needs for both today and the future to ensure that your safe provides an effective and long lasting benefit.
Additional Diversionary Tactics to Consider:
If one considers it prudent to kick things up a notch with regard to concealing the safe’s location, one can take a few extra measures to adequately camouflage or effectively divert attention from the place at which one chooses to bolt their safe securely to the floor.
As illustrated in the example above, one can conceal safes bolted down to primary structures by hiding them in plain sight by creating removable facades, which effectively diverts attention from their physical existence.
Below, we provide page links to shop all Gardall products available with FREE SHIPPING.
Prudent Measures / Actionable SAFEGUARD Solution:
After doing your research as we have, if you arrive at Gardall for your preferred brand, you can search for and get free shipping on any of the most popular Gardall safes listed here.
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Throughout this website, we refer to the phrase “Prudent Measures” as the most basic, rational, and common sense measures one should adopt if one wishes to secure a minimal level assurance for their family’s essential safety, health, security, finances, and well-being.
Within a modestly planned budget that is within ones means, review and research each of the page tab recommendations and decide for yourself what you would consider necessary and prudent measures for you and your family.
In parting for now, let us embrace, remember, and heed the sage advice as presented by our esteemed Benjamin Franklin who advises us to: