History, the economy and technology have conspired to minimize the necessity of a home safe in the 21st century as more people keep fewer valuable things in their homes – but then again that could be a matter of faulty perception.
Photo albums, bank certificates, wills and hard cash: These are all things normal workaday folks used to keep around the house, but have since been converted to digital form and stored elsewhere. It’s IN THE CLOUD, right? But, is the cloud the safest place?
Here are five reasons why a <a title="Safes" href="http://www.atgstores.com/safes_1737.html" target="_blank">home safe</a> is still a good idea.
<strong>1. The Cloud Is <em>Not</em> the Safest Place </strong>
What <em>is</em> “the cloud,” exactly? Do you know? Nobody knows. What’s more, nobody knows where the servers are located, who has access to them or if they’ll remain functional. We click “Save” and we don’t even cross our fingers!
We just assume the data lands inside an impenetrable fortress, safe for all eternity! Yeah, right. There’s just no way to know for sure.
<strong>2. Flood, Fire & Felons</strong>
To mix metaphors, if life gives you lemons you don’t want to be caught with your pants down. All the insurance in the world won’t bring your signed copy of <em>Thriller </em>back from the fire, but a safe can keep the flames at bay.
<strong>3. Some Stuff Still Matters</strong>
We may not keep too much gold and loot around the house anymore, but everybody has things they’d rather see kept safe. Old photos, backup storage drives, trinkets from travels abroad and your great grandmother’s pearl earrings are the kinds of things that may not move you to rent out a safe deposit box, but are things you’d miss dearly if you lost them.
A safe is a good compromise. It’s not a bill that shows up every month. It’s a thing you buy and then forget you have until you need it.
<strong>4. Cheap Peace of Mind</strong>
In that way, it amounts to very cheap peace of mind – although like many of the things that end up in safes, it is inexpensive yet invaluable at the same time.
<strong>5. Safety First</strong>
You can put all kinds of things in a safe, and one of those things might be your firearm. Accidents can happen to even the most cautious gun owner, but the chances of those types of accidents can be further reduced by storing weapons in a safe or lockbox.
Generally speaking, when it comes to safes it’s better to have one and not need it rather than need one and not have it, and since they don’t cost much more than they did back in the 1800s it’s an easy insurance policy to justify.