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Deciding on the right safe for your home can seem overwhelming at times. All the choices out there may leave you feeling indecisive and at a loss of what to do. Before you get discouraged, look into all the options of safes you have available to you. Consider these things before making your decision. Each of these are important when deciding on the perfect safe for you.

What’s it for?

While there are certain things that are common for buying a safe, everyone will be unique. There are a number of reasons why you might need a safe in your home. Whether it is to keep your firearms protected from young children, protecting your most valuable items from being taken in a break-in situation, or keeping your most sentimental items safe should an unforeseen disaster occur, the right safe will make all the difference. Assess what factors are more important to you in terms of protection, and what type of space you will need.

The Space

It is critical to have the right amount of space for your belongings within the safe. Don’t skimp here, but instead get a space that you know will be large enough for what you have, and any additional firearms or items you will want to put inside later. At Cannon Safe, we have a few different series, each with different levels of how much can be contained.

Fire Protection

Should a terrible fire disaster happen within the walls of your home, you want your safe to withstand the heat. There are different levels of ETL verified fire protection ranging from thirty minutes to ninety minutes. Put each level and compare it to the variation of price. You will never go wrong with adding a little more protection against an unexpected disaster.

To better protect against theft, safes are not only big, but heavy as well. Because of this, some of the larger safes must be placed on a ground level floor. Before selecting the safe you want in your home, make sure to assess the size and the weight. Measure out the space in your home you want to keep the safe, ensuring it will fit where you are planning on placing it.

The Features

There are some features that are more important than others, make sure that you choose the ones that are most critical to your situation. Some of the most important safety features to pay attention to include:

  • bolting locks
  • the door strength
  • electronic lock
  • the layers that will protect the lock
  • the door frame

When you are selecting a safe, assess these features, and how well your belongings will be protected.


When you choose a safe, you want to ensure it will be around for years to come. Cannon offers a lifetime replacement or repair warranty. This will cover fires, floods, and attempted break-ins with no additional charge. Make sure that when you invest in a safe, it will deliver protection for the long run.

Before purchasing your safe, take into account these six factors. By assessing exactly what you need, and selecting the safe that fits those needs, you will make a better decision with your safe.

Posted 6/20/2014 12:14 PM