Sunday, September 30, 2012

Securing a Safe Within Your Home

This is not as hard as you might think to remove from your home. Later, the thief has plenty of time in private to get into your safe.

It might pay a thief to take an unanchored safe with him.

        Some safes are simply too large and too heavy for most lone thieves to take with him on a conventional break and entry into your home.  To take them, he would need to mount an operation with several assistants, a dolly perhaps, and have a vehicle that would permit such an extraction.  This would be worth it to some thieves, but most of us don't have a safe of this type.  Most of us, if we are lucky enough to have a safe, have a small one. We bought it, we got it home, and this is where it ends for many of us. We don't give a lot of thought to it's anchoring, but we should.  Not only should a safe be anchored to sloe anyone who wishes to steal it, but it should be anchored to prevent injury to people and pets during earthquakes, or tornadoes etc. Even a small safe can killl a child, or fracture the limb of an adult.
          Fortunately, most small safes come with an anchoring kit, which is often inside the safe itself when it's sold. Most people never use the anchoring kit.  Some of them think that this is something they might get to another time. Still others decide not to use it, in the event that they move someday, and they think they would like to take the safe with them in that event. This means they have failed to adequately protect the items in the safe.
         If you have a small safe, take a look at the anchoring kit and the directions for anchoring it. Anchor it to a floor or closet as per the directions. Some safes are designed to be installed in a floor.

This is the simple kit which is sold with Liberty Safes which permit them to be anchored. It is well worth taking the time to do this.

        If you bought your safe used, do not drill into it, in order to place hardware to anchor it. Consult a locksmith or sale seller instead, as to how to anchor it properly.  Drilling through the safe will diminish the fire protection of the safe that was part of its original construction.


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JaneofVirginia said...

They certainly do. Thanks for the link. It shows lots of different types of choices.