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I would like to hear from anybody who has a safe in their house/apartment. What manufacturer/model did you choose and why? Did you get one bolted into the wall, bolted to the floor or just stand-alone?
Also, I would like recommendations for installers to install a floor mounted or wall mounted safe. Thanks.
when the handyman's bro in law (or the niece of the guy who installed the safe) does a home invasion, you'd better make sure your daughter, home alone, knows/remembers the combo
why would anyone want a safe in their home--attracts trouble--keep valuables in a safe deposit box--keep important docs that need to be at home in a fireproof box
I have an Acme safe, but it's large at about 30" high and 25" wide, weighs something over 700 pounds. It's also fireproof rated for, I believe, over 3 hours.
Nice not to have to go to a safety deposit box to get out something you decide at the last minute you want to wear.
Also, peace of mind when traveling.
Everyday, keep most things in locked jewelry drawers built into a closet.
and now you're going to bore us with a listing of the contents. why am i not surprised?
Use empire safe and ask for Gail for purchase and Joe for install. Your daughters will be safe.
Mine is a Sentry 20x25 cube. Fits perfectly inside one of my lower kitchen cabinets, hidden behind canned goods. I chose this one because it was free with my accrued American Express points. It weighs a freaking TON (just lifting it five inches off the floor into the cabinet almost took two people). I keep important papers and a significant amount of cash in it.
Fireproof box is referred to by a different name by thieves. I think they call it a carrying case.
Hunter - LOL!!!
that's why my fireproof box is left open,...so the thief can easily see that the documents it contains are not worth carrying
only reason to have a safe is to focus thieves there, when valuables are hidden elsewhere-- but then, it could serve as a big neon sign that reads "most valuable items here", with, like, a big flashing arrow
and when out of town a safe is truly bad--plenty of time to open it and steal the well advertised goods--as though noone in your building knows your away
but then ph41, you must be really rich, given the time you spend here telling us about your penthouse etc, and, now, all your jewelery. so losing a few pieces probably doesnt matter much to you.
Hey Yikes, I do NOT spend time here telling you about my apartment, (haven't posted anything about it in years, though inonada did), and I certainly don't tell you about my jewelry. The question was about getting a safe, I have one, I like it, and that's what I posted.
"only reason to have a safe is to focus thieves there, when valuables are hidden elsewhere-- but then, it could serve as a big neon sign that reads "most valuable items here", with, like, a big flashing arrow"
Who leaves their safe out in plain sight?
Bolted to the floor in the bedroom closet.
The buyer wanted it so I left it there.
how does that work? where is the nut?
When installing a home safe, any worries about installers coming back to rob you?
Like most security measures, it is a deterent. If somebody wants it, they'll figure out a way to take it. But having one is a good everyday place to keep some cash, insured jewelry, personal papers from being easily accessible by nanny/ housekeeper etc
rivas: I just used it for a fireproof/waterproof storage place for original manuscripts and documents.
It was surrounded by shoeboxes and couldn't be seen unless the shoeboxes were removed first.
NYCMatt: "I keep important papers and a significant amount of cash in it."
How much is considered a significant amount of cash? Enough for a nice weekend Vegas trip? Enough money to make another person disappear? Enough to make yourself disappear and live comfortably on some island? Just wondering about the thought process behind how much cash people are keeping at home in the age of credit cards/debit cards/ATMs.
Matt keeps enough to cover Christmas tips.
such as they are.
sunday, excellent point. i make sure i have a couple of thousand on hand these days, but that would hardly warrant a safe. my banking arrangement provides me with a safe deposit box for free, so the deeds, will, insurance policies, etc. have a safe place to stay, but if I didn't have that I think I'd just make copies and have them put in a second location.
i can't imagine having jewelry that i'd feel the need to keep in a safe, but that's just me. i'm missing the sentimental gene entirely.
i might like, however, on a bad day to have enough money to make someone disappear, although i'm almost 100% certain i'd never act on the urge.
You don't think anything could push you over the edge on that account?
how much for you?
Like walking in on someone raping my daughter? I have no idea if I'd kill the person. But that's an act of passion. it would have nothing to do with money, or hiring someone to kill.
fair enough, thats an awful scenario.