A Safe Place: Where to Store Your Safe

Sometimes homeowners get so wrapped up in the make, model and specifications of a potential safe, they don’t even consider where to place it inside the house. Knowing the perks and risks of potential safe locations is very important. Here are some tips to help you know where to store your safe.

Consider What You Will Be Storing.

A Hand on a Safe Combination

Know Where to Store Your Particular Type of Safe to Protect Against Fire or Theft.

Will you be storing important documents, valuables, or firearms? For documents, we recommend a location that provides protection from fires. The basement is often a safer place to store documents, as there are usually fewer items to catch fire in the room. If your home has a higher risk of flood or is used to store flammable chemicals, then a hidden closet spot might work better. No matter where you store your documents, you will want to ensure that your documents safe has a high UL rating against fires.

Firearms should be stored in places that children cannot easily access. If the dimensions of the safe allow it, we recommend an upper shelf that is out of reach from children, but accessible in the event of a home emergency.

For home valuables, storing your them away from the master bedroom is often a prudent choice. In the event of a burglary, your master bedroom is often the first place to search. Again, consider the basement as an alternative place to store your safe.

For more information on safes in Dallas, TX, talk to us at 214-446-1950