Captain Ned wrote:Given how easily the morons on Storage Wars pop the things open, I wouldn't consider any consumer-grade safe "safe".
Hawkwing74 wrote:I want to get one as well, but aren't sure where to put it in my house. If it needs to be bolted down, I don't know how to do that either, so i guess I have to pay someone to do so.
There are some nice gun safes at the sporting good stores, they look awful heavy for a non-professional thief to get into.
SecretSquirrel wrote:I wouldn't consider any home safe to be anything more than a deterrent to a burglar. Anything that I could just "bolt down" with masonry bolts doesn't provide any real protection from someone wanting to get into it either, nor would it give me the "warm fuzzies" with regards to fire protection.
Main reasons are fire protection, basic security (nosy guests and kids), and some amount of theft deterrent. For the latter, the goal is not to stop someone from stealing stuff, but there is all sorts of stuff in the house that would be way easier to cart off than a 100lb, or even 50lb safe, and be worth more too: computers, TV/home theatre, camera gear, etc. We don't even really have any jewelry worth putting in a safe. Mainly it's papers that would be a royal PIA to replace: birth certificates, mortgage papers, car titles, social security cards, my master passwords list, wills, etc.
Still, nobody has actually answered my original question: what do you have, and why did you buy it (what features made you choose what you did)?
Hawkwing74 wrote:How did you get your safe floor-mounted? Did you pay the safe company to do that, or do it yourself?
I bought a SentrySafe 6000, a fire safe file cabinet.SecretSquirrel wrote:my original question: what do you have, and why did you buy it (what features made you choose what you did)?
Hawkwing74 wrote:One interesting method I saw was a man who wanted to protect his valuables in a gun safe. He also had a lot of bullets so he loaded them into the bottom of the safe as "ballast". It would be pretty hard to move that safe. Of course, interesting things could result if there was a fire.
paulWTAMU wrote:I kind of view it as similar to computer security. If someone is really very determined, you're probably not stopping them forever. But you can make it awkward and difficult and thus discourage a lot of people right off the bat.
Hawkwing74 wrote:Those safes are big...do you try to find a place out of view? I am not sure I have anywhere in my house where a large safe like that would be out of view.