5 Questions to Ask When Considering Which Home Safe Is Right for You

Advice from Aegis Locksmiths - Edmonton’s Favourite Choice for Over 30 Years


So, you’re looking to buy a home safe? Well, it’s not as easy as just going to your local Edmonton general or hardware store and picking up the first cheap one available. Home safe, digital safe, fire safe, burglary safe, gun safe… the choice is overwhelming, and it’s hard to know which is right for you. Making the wrong call can saddle you with an expensive safe that fails to do what you need.


With years of industry experience, Aegis Locksmiths is here to help you decide. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before you buy a home safe:


1. What items do you need to keep in the safe?

Cash, jewelry, watches, guns, or your collection of vintage baseball cards; what you plan to keep in your home safe will be an important part of deciding what to buy. Storing art or fragile antiques requires a different kind of safe than, say, gold or your cash savings. In some cases, you are legally required to use a certain kind of safe, like if you are using it to store firearms. 


2. How much is what you’re storing worth?

There are a few reasons why it’s not advisable to use a $200 safe to store something worth $200,000, but a big one is insurance. If you store a valuable necklace or a large stack of bills in a safe that is only designed to protect your wallet or the month’s rent, and it gets stolen, there’s a good chance that an insurance company will deny you your claim. When it comes to protecting your valuables, this is the one thing you don’t want to buy cheap.


3. What are you protecting it from?

Think carefully about what it is you are protecting your possessions from. Protection from burglary is one of the most common reasons to buy a home safe but what about fire and flood protection and other concerns? Different home safes have different specialties which make them better suited to protecting your possessions against various factors. Keep these in mind when buying.


4. Digital or analog locking mechanisms?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, which have a lot to do with your answers to the previous questions. Digital locks are cheaper and easier to use but can sometimes fail and may be susceptible to hacking. Analog safes are dependable and much more secure but tend to be more expensive.


5. Where do you buy from?

Going to your average office supply store might get you a good price but it cannot guarantee you the best home safe for your needs. Buying your home safe from a local, reliable company such as Aegis Locksmiths will help ensure that you get the best advice and the best product for your security needs. In addition, you will also get reliable service and maintenance.


Over 30 Years of Excellence in Home Safes

Aegis Locksmiths has served as a mobile locksmith company in Edmonton and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. Our reputation, quality of service, reliability and experience set us apart from other locksmiths and ensure you always get the best advice and service.

Protect your valuables and invest in the right safe for your home. Call toll free at 1-800-465-5512 today or book an appointment online.