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sparkydale

Home/Personal safes

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sparkydale

Does any have any experience with home safes e.g.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yale-Locks-YVSS-Small-Value/dp/B006XBSPF2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417381992&sr=8-1&keywords=safe

 

Do you have one? Where have you put it?  Did you bolt it down?  Any recommendations?

 

It's been suggested that I get one for the odd times I have to bring kit (e.g. airwaves) back with me to parade at different locations, but I think it'd be good for the passports etc. too.

 

Please and thank you

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Does any have any experience with home safes e.g.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yale-Locks-YVSS-Small-Value/dp/B006XBSPF2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417381992&sr=8-1&keywords=safe

 

Do you have one? Where have you put it?  Did you bolt it down?  Any recommendations?

 

It's been suggested that I get one for the odd times I have to bring kit (e.g. airwaves) back with me to parade at different locations, but I think it'd be good for the passports etc. too.

 

Please and thank you

 

 

We have a really heavy one, takes three people to lift. No need to bolt it down, because you have to take the door off of the cupboard it's in in order to remove it! We keep passports, accounts, major cash sums, and yes, my beltkit in it when required. 

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Shmook

We have a cheap digital one which is bolted down for passports and jewellery, important documents. It lives near my gunsafe, which can hold a lot more...!

Both are attached to an external wall and hidden :)

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obsidian_eclipse

My old house had a gun safe as the previous occupier had a shotgun. It was very useful and I'd be tempted to buy one just for keeping non fire army things secure. Its recommended to have a safe that bolts to brickwork or concrete, I've known a few burglaries where they've just taken the safe, everything of value in one tidy package and the cheep ones pop open with a paperclip as we tried!

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jamieMET

Definately bolt to the wall and floor. Ours is a small sizes safe and is also hidden

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I had a cheap digital one (which had a hidden lock that could be picked with a paperclip!)

When I was burgled the theives picked up the safe but decided not to bother taking it.  I almost wish that they had - it contained a few personal curios like a tin of sand from the beach at home and would have been extremely disappointing once they had opened it!  As it happens, it just provided a good surface to dust for prints.

The risk of a safe is that unless you have a good way of concealing it then it draws attention to the contents.  As others have said make sure that if you get one then it is well fixed to the floor unless it is far to unwieldy to move (unlikely unless you are spending a lot of money).

 

If you regularly bring appointments home then it might be worth getting one just so that in the event they are stolen you can show that you took good precautions with them.  "They were stolen from the kitchen table" doesn't sound as good as "I had them locked in a safe, which was forced".  However, for small items like passports you might be better off just hiding them well.

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