Most people believe that keeping precious metals at home is a bad idea and that the best place to store them is in a bank vault or some safe house that offers insured storage facilities, however this is far from the truth due to the fact that most people actually keep gold in their homes. Another common worry for gold buyers is that thieves are always on the lookout for gold when they break in and when you read the news, some thieves have even gone to the extent of ripping beds and emptying potted plants in their attempt to find valuables in a home. Which brings us to the question, how do we store or keep gold safe at home?
Well the truth of the matter is that the best way to keep gold safe at home is to buy a good solid safe that has a proven track record. Finding the right type of safe can be tricky, first and foremost if you are going to buy a safe to keep your valuables in, the most important thing to ensure is that the safe is not too small or too light, or you will risk having not only your valuables stolen, but also have your entire safe carted away. A safe should be heavy for starters and be installed into the framework of the house securely, meaning that it is ‘built into’ your home structure and concealed. As for the safe’s security features, there are plenty of them ranging from 4 – 8 digit combinations, inbuilt alarm systems that alert the authorities on the 3rd failed attempt and automatic communication systems that dial your phone number the moment the ‘Enter’ button is pressed on the safety combination. Some safes have all three features. However, the most important thing to storing gold is to keep the existence of your gold and your safe a secret and out of sight.
Some of the best brands that one should consider when buying safes is undoubtedly the brand, some of the best and most respected brands around include Fire King, Fort Knox, Browning, Liberty Safe and Inkas. These brands not only provide you with a solid secure safe, but these companies also provide installation services and added security measures and have built in UPS that could last for weeks if at all the power supply to the safe is cut off by thieves. Plus, the moment the power supply is cut off, a GPS system that is powered by a UPS battery inside the safe is activated which reveals the whereabouts of the safe for recovery purposes within 24 hours, giving thieves very little time to work on breaching the safe.
When it comes to buying safes, bigger is always better and the bigger it is, the more difficult it is for thieves to cart it away. Added security features are the best way to ensure that the moment your safe comes under attack, alerts are sent to the owners and the security firm, as most safes can be breached by professionals in under 2 or 3 hours, these added measures will allow owners to act quickly which is a deterrent that thieves would rather not engage.
Ensure that the safe that you decide to buy also has a high fire rating that could withstand extreme heat for a good amount of time. One last factor about having a safe, is getting the content of the safe insured, after all, if people are able to make something, rest assured that they will devise a way to break them as well. Thus, if you are planning on buying a safe, buy a good one!
Some of the most popular brand safe companies which sell worldwide are listed below: