Burglaries can be depressingly common, especially during the festive period, and during the summer when so many families go on holiday. Most burglaries are opportunistic, with people breaking into properties that happen to be soft targets, and just taking what they can get their hands on.
There are things that you can do to make your home a less appealing target for would-be robbers, but there is always the possibility that you might end up a victim of a burglary at some point – perhaps you forget to lock the door one day, or you have a rogue tradesman working on your property and he – or a cleaner – steals some items.
That’s where risk mitigation comes in. If you lose a games console or some cash out of a drawer, then that’s a frustrating thing, but those things can be replaced. If you lose your passport or birth certificate, or that necklace that your grandmother gave you before she died, then the impact on your life would be more severe. Anything that would be difficult to replace or that has massive sentimental value should be kept in a quality wall safe. Ideally, this safe should be both very difficult to remove and unlock, and also concealed, so that any opportunistic thieves aren’t even tempted to try to break into it. Check out www.simplysafes.co.uk site to see a variety of safes that will be beneficial for your home.
A wall safe is no substitute for a remote safe deposit box – and there are sometimes occasions when it’s worth storing incredibly valuable assets in a location other than your home. However, for small valuables that you want easy access to, a good safe deposit box will do the job and will allow you to protect your belongings and have the peace of mind that they are safe when you’re not home.