Home Security Tip : Get A Home Safe.
by George Lepido
My advice to anyone would be to get themselves a good home safe. I know that you cover safes on this site and advise using them I’d just like to endorse that.
Of course a safe will not stop your home being burglarized and I have spent plenty of time and money hardening my home. All the same I was concerned about thieves getting in, and with so much stuff around that could be used to steal my identity, this worried me.
All my important papers are stored in there along with any cash, and I don’t keep much of that in the home. Along with that goes my laptop, if I’m not using it then it is locked in the safe. Locking it away as soon as I’ve finished using it means that I don’t leave home and leave it out.
I am computer security conscious, very careful with passwords, but still a little paranoid about my life being ruined by hackers. This laptop just about fits in the safe, but still room enough for the papers.
Burglars could steal other stuff like the TV, I don’t have too much in the way of gadgets, but I would sooner lose the TV than my identity. Home safes are not as costly a purchase as perhaps most of us think they are and boy do they give you peace of mind. So my home security tip is get yourself a home safe.
Incidentally, the safe is fixed in a closet, not hidden because all the thieves would have to do is open the door and there it is. But that does mean that I don’t have to sit and look at it. It is of course bolted in to concrete.