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 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 need to be kept current and the back-up key held in a safe place that’s accessible to your second-in-command.
- Weight. Most safes that my clients purchase weigh 80+ pounds. Many people have the safe delivered to their home or office. It’s a great idea to have access to a dolly and possibly a ramp to get the safe into the desired location.
- Placement. Where is the best location for your safe? If your site is at high risk for flooding, then 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.