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While security systems and video cameras can sometimes help keep burglars away, they aren’t foolproof. If someone does manage to get inside your home, you should take additional measures to keep your valuables and important documents safe.

Safes can be an incredibly powerful tool in the fight to keep your home safe and protected from criminal activity. There are over 100,00 burglaries in Canada each year, and only 5% of items stolen are ever recovered. Given these statistics, locking away your valuables and keeping your property secure are of the utmost importance.

The problem is, with so many options available, how do you pick the one that’s right for you?  The best safe for your home is likely the best one you can afford. Fortunately, today’s safes come in a variety of styles and a broad range of prices from under $100 to thousands.

The type of safe you need will be largely determined by how much and what kinds of things you want to keep in that safe.

  • If you’re looking for a safe to store a few important papers, a passport or two, and a small amount of cash or jewelry, a small fire-resistant safe may serve your needs. They’ll protect your valuables from fire but aren’t designed to be burglar-proof because of their size.
  • If you need more security to protect your things from theft, a standalone safe will be best. This type of safe is larger and heavier and is usually attached to a wall or floor to prevent theft of the entire safe. They can also be installed inside a floor or a wall and covered by a rug or wall hanging.
  • If you want to protect a jewelry collection, a jewelry safe is your best bet. This type of safe will usually have a soft lining like a regular jewelry box and may include shelves and drawers.
  • To prevent accidents, guns in the home should always be stored in a safe, and there are specialized gun safes available. Some are small enough to keep on a bedside table, while others are refrigerator-sized to store rifles and other larger guns. Many of these have keypads or biometric locks to allow quick access in an emergency.

When it comes to protecting your valuables, choosing a safe is an excellent complement to a home security system. For your commercial, residential, or industrial security needs, you can turn to the professionals at Accurate Security. For over 50 years we have helped homes and businesses throughout British Columbia remain safe and secure. Your safety, as well as the safety of your family or employees, is our top priority No matter your security needs, our team will provide competitive prices and premier security solutions you can trust.

For more information about the services we offer, visit our website or contact us at 604-777-3888.