How to Choose a Fireproof Safe for Your Home or Business

When exploring fireproof safe options, there are many variables to consider.

Sometimes there are so many choices that people decide not to buy a safe, risking the privacy and security of their contingency plan and valuables.

Important considerations include:

  • Size. Is it big enough for everything you need to store – your contingency plan binders, jewelry, and other valuables? The goal is to buy a safe big enough for our lifetime. The interior dimensions are the most important to consider due to the thick insulation of the safe.
  • Lock. Do you prefer a traditional combination or a digital lock? The digital safe can be simpler, but the batteries must be kept current and the backup key in a safe place accessible to your second in command.
  • Weight. Most safes that my clients purchase weigh 75 pounds or more. Often people have the safe delivered to their homes or offices. It’s a great idea to have access to a dolly and possibly a ramp to get the safe into the desired location. This Dolly is compact, affordable, and has a 500-pound capacity.
  • Placement. Where is the best location for your safe? If your site is at high risk for flooding, constructing a base to raise the safe above-ground level is advisable. It’s generally best for the safe to be out of plain view.

Check out this safe on Amazon that is most popular with my clients.

Mary Beth Simón

Mary Beth Simón

Contingency Plan Guide | Strategic Planner | Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

The best time to plan for an emergency is when life is good, not when an emergency happens. Unexpected life events require all your energy and attention. Having a plan ready before it's needed relieves stress and allows you to face challenges with calm, presence, and confidence.

As the founder of NPC, Mary Beth works with her clients to create a roadmap that their business partner, team, or loved one can follow to keep business and life running smoothly in an emergency.

There's no better time than now to start creating your plan. Book a Free Consult Today or download my free Contingency Planning Kit.