A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Safe

There are several steps you can take to protect the valuables in your Chicago home. Exterior safety and security, including video security monitoring and an alarm system, will make your home less attractive to burglars. But these security measures will not make your possessions entirely immune to theft, nor will they offer protection against natural disasters. If you wish to provide the ultimate protection for jewelry, cash, or other irreplaceable items, read through this consumer guide to purchasing and securing a safe.

Floor vs. Wall Safes

Home safes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Floor safes are a common choice and are ideal for the storage of most valuables. Homeowners seeking fire protection should definitely consider floor safes, as they offer superior resistance to high heat when installed in concrete floors. Wall safes, on the other hand, are a good choice for parents who want to keep the safe out of their children’s reach. Wall safes, when installed high enough, are also flood proof.


Once you have chosen a safe for your home, the next step is to install it. Your locksmith will closely examine the space you have chosen for your safe to make sure that there are no electrical or plumbing elements that it may interfere with. He will then carry out all tasks necessary for the secure mounting of your safe.

Lock Mechanisms

In addition to choosing a high-quality safe and entrusting a reputable locksmith with the task of installation, you should select a secure lock. Conduct some research on your options and choose the locking mechanism that is most appealing to you. Electronic locks are an economical, safe, and user-friendly option. Key- and combination-accessible safes are also available, as are biometric options. For the most impenetrable security, consider combining two forms of locking mechanism.

At Goldy Locks in Chicago, the safety and satisfaction of our customers is our top priority. To learn about the high-quality maximum security safes we carry and install, call (888) 721-6803. Our fine collection includes units that can keep your valuables safe through flood and flame.

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