How To Prevent Your Safe from Being Stolen
Protecting your items of value – from jewelry and documents to photographs and hard drives – is easily achieved by storing them in a high security residential or office safe, but can that safe still be stolen?
Unfortunately, if your safe wasn’t professionally installed, there is still a chance that it – along with its valuable contents – might be stolen. Maybe it wasn’t secured properly to the floor or a wall, or you decided to cut out having it professionally installed altogether, and simply hid it under the stairs without taking any other security measures.
Avoid the risk of your safe being stolen by following the guidelines listed below:
Make sure your safe is properly secure
Having your safe bolted to the floor or a wall, is the single most effective way to prevent it from being lifted up and carried away, or tipped over onto its side. By anchoring it to the floor or a wall and securing it to wood or a concrete foundation with strong bolts and/or fixings, you can make it virtually impossible to move, but it is advisable to have this done by a professional safe installer.
Always use professional safe installers
Cutting corners or costs by attempting to secure a safe yourself, is quite simply, asking for trouble. You’ve already invested a significant amount of money in your high security safe, so why compromise that by not having it professionally installed? Not only are you not giving your safe its best chance to do its job effectively, but you’re putting the items inside it at risk of being stolen, too.
By hiring an experienced and skilled safe technician, you’re guaranteeing that your safe will be anchored correctly, and in the right location, and this can be extremely beneficial in the event of a break-in.
Conceal your safe well
While many high security safes are extremely difficult to get into, even by an experienced burglar with all the right tools, nothing can be more effective than hiding a safe so that a criminal can’t locate it in the first instance. Talk to your safe supplier or technician about how best to conceal your safe in your home or office, whether this be by installing it in a wall or under the floor.
Take additional security measures
Combining safety measures is the ultimate way to keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, and while a high security safe is a wonderful investment, it’s most effective when paired with other security measures, such as deadbolts, CCTV surveillance, motion sensor lights, and burglar alarms, etc.
When it comes to securing your home or business, your local locksmith or other security specialist such as a safe installer is best placed to guide you on appropriate measures you can take to ensure that your home or business is protected in the event of a fire, natural disaster or break in.
Now that you’ve invested in a high security safe and given your items of value the best chance of remaining protected, it’s absolutely worth taking additional steps to ensure that both your safe and its contents, are not at risk of being stolen by using the above guidance.