The Importance of Residential and Commercial Safes
Have you ever worried about the safety of your valuables or important documents? Installing a safe in your home or business can help ease your worries. Richmond Security has the residential and commercial safes you need to keep your most important items secure.
It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially with important items to your business or personal life. After all, some things can’t be replaced; and even if they can, it’s not worth the stress and headache in the event that an item is stolen or damaged. That’s why we recommend installing a safe to protect your documents and valuables, both at home and at work.
A Safe Offers Both Security & Storage
The main reason people choose to install safes in their home or business comes down to safety and security. A safe enables you to store items of importance in a protected location. It provides peace of mind, even if you don’t live in a particularly dangerous area.
Another reason is storage space. You can own a passport without leaving it in a safe, but it’s easier to know exactly where you stored that passport than rush around the house right before you head to the airport looking in every drawer. A safe can be a place to keep items of significance in one convenient location, all while keeping those items away from everything else. Essentially, it is a secure storage solution.
Different Types of Safes
Before you install a safe in your business or home, you need to understand the different types that are available. The safe you choose depends on your needs.
For example, a business might need a depository safe, or a larger commercial safe, for storing important documents. A safe with multiple compartments can be individually locked allowing different levels of access for different employees. The types of commercial and residential safes we offer include:
- Fire safes
- Depository safes
- Gun safes
It’s important to understand that these safes come in a variety of sizes, so you can find the right one to meet your needs. You can also choose from different finishes to customize the look of your safe. However, no matter what type, size or finish of safe you choose, you can reap the benefits associated with having one.
The Many Benefits of Residential & Commercial Safes
Many people think a safe is a hassle, or that it takes up too much space. The truth is that they come in many sizes and can make your life easier. That’s because they provide benefits in the name of safety and security, so you can go on about your life or business without worry and stress. The following four benefits are the main reasons to install a safe.
Benefit #1: Protection From Fire and Water
A main benefit is that safes provide protection from fire and water damage. At home, fires can happen for any number of reasons – faulty electrical wiring, food left on the stove, improper use of space heaters, etc. If a fire starts, the heat and smoke can tear through your home in the blink of an eye and sometimes all you can do is make sure your family makes it to safety. Or maybe there’s heavy rainfall and your house floods, either due to a winter storm, a hurricane or burst pipes.
In those moments, thoughts about documents are most likely not at the top of your priority list. With a safe, that’s okay, because they can protect against fire and water damage.
The same is true for your business. A leak in the roof overnight can cause severe damage to the building and anything that is inside. Or a fire can damage equipment and documents left unprotected. Losing those documents can mean a delay in your business and a loss of profits while you wait for repairs.
In either case, having a safe installed in your business to protect the most important and valuable assets from fire and water damage is a huge benefit. The protection is worth the cost of thwarting disaster before it happens.
Benefit #2: Lock Away Guns
Possessing guns places a great deal of responsibility on the owner. After all, guns are weapons and should not be left lying around a house or a business that handles weapons. It’s up to you to make sure all guns are safely locked away.
If you put your guns in a locked safe, visitors to your home, and your children, will not be able to access the guns. Residential safes can provide a level of extra security for homeowner’s with guns.
For a business that has guns on the premises, it is incredibly important to make sure all guns are safely locked up when not in use. It doesn’t matter if the building is empty and everyone has gone home for the night. Even if you have a top-notch security system, guns must be locked away. If anything were to happen because a gun was left out, you would be responsible.
Having a gun safe installed in your business means you can keep your employees, visitors and your reputation safe by locking up any guns, unless they are being used. An added benefit is that a gun safe keeps the guns safely away from people who should not be touching them, whether that’s an employee without the right training or visitors to your business. This type of safe protects your guns, yes, but it also protects you.
Benefit #3: Guard Against Theft
Most people think of protection against theft when they consider installing a safe. Your home or business can be burglarized no matter where it is located. You may think you live in a safe area, but you property could be targeted. That’s why having a safe in your home can protect your most important documents or valuable items.
For your business, you can safeguard your company’s valuable items with a safe. Chances are that you also have a security system, so a thief may not have time to break open the safe and steal what’s inside. And if you’re worried about a thief stealing the safe rather than trying to open it, you can always purchase a safe that bolts into the floor. Either way, a safe can protect what is most important to your company.
Benefit #4: Peace of Mind
The last benefit of having commercial or residential safes is that they offer you peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing your important documents such as passports or social security cards can be safely stored away. That means that if a burglar breaks into your home or a natural disaster hits your area, your items can be secure.
Not only does it apply to homeowners, but it also applies to businesses. In fact, a safe in a workplace allows you to securely and confidently store items to protect your business. This could be cash, important business documents, and even sensitive computer data. That way, you know your items and documents are protected even when you go home at the end of the day.
The sense of security that comes with a safe is an intangible, yet priceless, benefit. You can have peace of mind at home and at work when you have a safe to protect your valuable items and significant documents.
Items To Include In a Safe
Safes are meant to protect things of value to you, but what should you really put inside one and what should you leave out? Consider how often you need access to the items and how difficult they are to replace. Things you may want to keep securely locked away in your safe include the following:
- Social security cards & birth certificates
- Power of attorney documents
- Insurance policies
- Sensitive computer data
- Business contracts
These items depend on the nature of the safe, such as residential or commercial, and also the security level you desire. For example, a business may want to keep highly classified documents with a more secure institution like a bank, while a homeowner may want to leave expensive antique jewelry in a deposit box rather than a home safe. It all comes down to the items you want to keep safe and the security of your building.
Protect Your Valuable Items Today
A safe can provide a level of security for your home or business and give you peace of mind regarding your valuables. The options available make it easy to find one that suits your needs, whether it’s for your home or your business. With a safe, you can add a layer of security around your most important assets and valuable documents.
Whether you need residential or commercial safes, Richmond Security has the right one for your home or business. Contact us today if you have any questions about our safes or to schedule a safe installation or repair.