What should I look for when buying a safe?
What should I look for when buying a safe?

How much should I spend on a home safe?

A really good safe will cost from $900 to $2,500 depending on the size and features offered. If all your valuables are worth more than $10,000, you should seriously consider purchasing a quality safe to store your treasures.

Are digital or combination safes better?

The digital safe lock is better than the combination lock because: You get in fast. If you need to access the safe quickly, there's no better way than a user code. If a dial fails, you're drilling the safe and replacing the dial.

Are fireproof safes worth it?

Fireproof safes are great for protecting paper documents against fire. They are NOT recommended for protecting large amounts of cash or high-value items from theft. When you want BOTH burglar and fire protection, look for a burglar fire safe or a high-security burglar fire safe.

Can a safe survive a house fire?

The short answer is yes! Fireproof safes will keep their contents safe from fire and other disasters. However, there are many different types of safes, and not all are created equal. Typical fireproof safes can range from $16 to over $200, depending on the brand and the size.

Which is better digital or combination safe?

The digital safe lock is better than the combination lock because: You get in fast. If you need to access the safe quickly, there's no better way than a user code. If a dial fails, you're drilling the safe and replacing the dial.

Which is better combination or key lock?

Since they don't contain dials, keyed locks offer a superior level of security when compared to combination locks. Unless a thief has the key, he or she won't be able to open it. Furthermore, keyed locks are better protected against shimming than combination locks.

How long do electronic safe locks last?

An electronic safe lock requires very little maintenance, if any, except for changing its 9-volt battery every 6 to 12 months. Plus you can simply change your code and create or delete codes as needed without having to call a locksmith to do it for you.

How are most safes broken into?

Another common way home burglars break into safes is by drilling into them with handheld drills. While there are a few ways to break into a safe using a drill, many burglars drill into or near the main lock in an attempt to disengage it.