Mike O'Keefe | Newbury Real Estate, Newburyport Real Estate, Salisbury Real Estate


Gold in the BankOur homes contain almost everything of value to us. In a way, your home is like a giant safe that you want to protect from break-ins, floods and fires. Unfortunately, you can't always be one-hundred percent sure that everything in your home is protected from these hazards. For an added layer of security for your most important belongings, buying a home safe is an excellent option. However, there are many different types of safes across a large price range. Knowing which one fits your needs but also your budget can be complicated. What's more, deciding what items you own should be kept in a safe is a process all of its own. But we've got you covered. In this article, we'll talk about the types of safes and some items you should keep inside of them.

Safe Categories

Not all safes are created with the same purpose. Some may be designed for you to be able to open from your smart phone, whereas others are created from an everyday object, such as a book, to be hidden in plain sight. Others might be small and fireproof but not very effective against burglars who can easily carry them out of your home. When shopping a safe and thinking about size, remember that you should probably buy a safe that is a bit larger than your current needs since you will probably someday add items to your safe.   Here are the main types of safe to help you choose which one is right for you:
  • Water-tight and fire resistant. If you have important documents, jewelry, or electronics that you want to keep secure, a weatherproof safe is the way to go. For added security against floods, keep the safe away from areas that are prone to water damage like basements. These are the most common safes and are a great choice.
  • Diversion. Diversion safes often only have minimal security measures (locks), if any at all. Their main strength is that they can be hidden in plain sight, such as being a book inside a bookshelf.
  • Wall-installed. You've probably seen this type in the movies. They are installed into a wall and can be hidden behind objects. These have the advantage of being hidden like a diversion safe, but also use thick metal and complex locking mechanisms. But be prepared to pay a hefty price for all those features.
  • Anti-burglary. These safes are very difficult to break open. They have complex locks and thick metal with few vulnerabilities.
  • Object-specific safe. Some safes are designed just for weapons, others designed just for jewelry.

What to keep safe

Generally speaking, anything of value to you that isn't easy to replace can be kept in a safe. Depending on how easy it is to access your safe and how often you use the item, you may decide it's simpler to leave the item out of the safe. However, you can always use the safe to secure backups of documents and files. Here are some ideas for items to keep in your safe:
  • Passports
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social security card
  • Spare keys
  •  Wills
  • Flash drive containing important photos and documents
  • Important passwords
  • Jewelry
  • Family heirlooms
  • Weapons and other dangerous objects
 

Light, bright, and sunny end unit in the very desirable Riverside Landing Complex. This home is in pristine condition and is immaculate inside. Features include tile entry way with hardwood stairs,hardwood flooring on entire first level. Eat in kitchen with nice size pantry and door to back deck. Laundry area on second level. Loft area with skylight. Wooded back yard. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Nice low condo fee. This is the unit you have been waiting for. A great commuters location just minutes to major highways or public transportation.

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50 Reagan, Dracut, MA 01826

Condo

$269,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Light, bright, and sunny end unit in the very desirable Riverside Landing Complex. This home is in pristine condition and is immaculate inside. Features include tile entry way with hardwood stairs,hardwood flooring on entire first level. Eat in kitchen with nice size pantry and door to back deck. Laundry area on second level. Loft area with skylight. Wooded back yard. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Nice low condo fee. This is the unit you have been waiting for. A great commuters location just minutes to major highways or public transportation.
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April 15 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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50 Reagan, Dracut, MA 01826

Condo

$269,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Light, bright, and sunny end unit in the very desirable Riverside Landing Complex. This home is in pristine condition and is immaculate inside. Features include tile entry way with hardwood stairs,hardwood flooring on entire first level. Eat in kitchen with nice size pantry and door to back deck. Laundry area on second level. Loft area with skylight. Wooded back yard. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Nice low condo fee. This is the unit you have been waiting for. A great commuters location just minutes to major highways or public transportation.
Open House
Sunday
April 15 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Location: 50 Reagan, Dracut, MA 01826    Get Directions

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24 Colonial, Westford, MA 01886

Single-Family

$799,900
Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Westford is one of the highest rated school systems in the state. Located in the most sought after neighborhood, this 12 room Contemporary Colonial offers over 3.700 sq. ft. of comfort & luxury. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining friends & family with a 46' family room anchored by a brick wall & fireplace. The Chef's kitchen includes granite counters, stainless appliances & a convenient breakfast bar. French doors lead to an expansive 53' deck with an Oasis Hot Tub overlooking 1.34 acres of naturally beautiful surroundings. On the second level you'll find 3 bedrooms plus a spacious en suite Master with a walk-in closet. Other amenities include a home office, 29' Bonus room and an amazing "Gentleman's Garage" with 5 heated spaces and a workshop with an industrial compressor. Beautifully designed inside & out, this home will please the most discerning buyer.
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April 08 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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