Have you recently been the victim of a home burglary or an unexpected fire? Did you lose irreplaceable or expensive items?Whether you have endure these terrible situations or are looking for a way to avoid them, consider purchasing a safe to put your valuables in. Not only do Cannon Safes protect the items inside o the safe, they are nearly impossible to break into. Purchasing the right safe for your home is important, consider these factors when making your decision.
SIZE AND LOCATION OF YOUR SAFE?
Make sure to keep the size, weight and dimensions of your safe in mind when deciding on a location. It’s important to know if the safe will fit in your home and be big enough to store all of your items. Generally safes under 1,000lbs can be kept on the second story but anything heavier should be placed on the ground floor or in the garage. Another factor for placement is how often you will need access to your safe, if it is not as frequently the location is less important.
EXTRA TIP: BOLT DOWN YOUR SAFE FOR EXTRA PROTECTION! THIS LIMITS ACCESS TO VULNERABLE REGIONS ON THE SAFE OR TAKING THE ENTIRE SAFE.
Another way to determine size and location is whether or not the safe will be primarily used for firearms. Think about your current collection, are you going to expand it anytime soon? What will you be securing in your safe; pistols, rifles, or both? Below is a breakdown of Cannon Safes and the gun capacities they hold.
ARMORY SERIES holds 80, 100 guns
CANNON SERIES holds 14, 22, 28 guns
COMMANDER SERIES holds 36, 48 guns
HOME SERIES capacity depends on gun size.
OFFICE SERIES capacity depends on gun size.
SCOUT SERIES holds 24, 28, 36, 48, 64 guns
WHAT WILL GO INSIDE OF YOUR SAFE?
The type of items you want to store inside of your safe can determine what safe is the right fit for you. These are the most common things people like to store in their safes, keep these items in mind when deciding on size and fire resistance.
- Stock & Bond Certificates
- Credit Cards
- Social Security Cards
- Birth & Marriage Certificates
- Financial Documents
- Prescription Medication
- Gift Cards
- Important Documents
- Camera Equipment
DO YOU WANT FIRE OR BURGLARY PROTECTION?
When a fire occurs there are two main things on your mind; getting your family out safe and saving your valuables. With a safe that has fire protection you can just focus on getting your loved ones to safety while knowing the valuables inside your safe will be protected. Cannon offers a variety of fire protected safes giving you peace of mind in the event a fire happens.
A home intrusion occurs every 6 seconds, are your important items protected? A high-end home safe is one of the best ways to ensure your items are protected from any intruder. Most burglars won’t have the time or expertise to break into our quality safes and if they try our safes are designed to be bullet/drill proof.
ARE THERE ANY FEATURES YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO HAVE?
Knowing the features you want in your safe is a major factor in deciding which safe to purchase. The features you want or need will depend on how you plan on using your safe. To check out what features Cannon Safe’s offer click here! Below are some of the features we find most important in a reliable safe.
DOORS should be at least 4” or thicker, and come with three layers of extra hard, 60+ steel hard plates that protect the lock. These double-sided pieces of steel stop a burglar from meddling with your lock to break into the safe. Cannon uses double steel doors also for added security and fire protection.
BOLTING LOCKS prevent the wiggle room between your safe and bolt which is the easiest target when burglars break into your safe. Anti-pry tabs are essential to your safes safety and keeping your bolts secure. These bolts add up to 400% more strength to your bolt in the event a burglar tries to pry it open. Cannon protects its safes with 4” bolts, most safe companies only use 2” bolts.
ELECTRONIC LOCK is commercial grade type 1 in Cannon safes. The electronic lock also has a lighted keypad that shines on your lock with the press of a button for quick access, even in the dark. Cannon Safe has created an EMP Lock which is both an electronic and mechanical lock found exclusively on Cannon safes. This lock offers immediate access, simplicity, and day-today security of an electronic lock backed by the access assurance of a manual combination lock.
RE-LOCKERS are ½” diameter spring-loaded for tamper protection on the lock. These should be installed in every safe if you want extra protection for your valuables.
LOCK PROTECTION, Cannon has installed 3 layers of 60+Rockwell c scale steel hard-plate to protect the lock.
TRIPLE FIN INTUMESCENT is built into the door frame as a heat seal to protect your valuables inside the safe from damage in the event of a fire. The material expands with heat to protect the contents from heat and smoke.
POWER SUPPLY & MEDIA OUTLET is located inside your safe which allows you to plug in a humidifier or other electronics.
QUALITY & SPEND
When looking for a safe, people want a high quality product but don’t realize the cost associated with it. Retailers are very aware of this and use it to their advantage by offering poor quality safes for low prices. This is the main reason the cheapest safe isn’t the best deal. When being pressured into buying a cheap safe because “some protection is better than none at all” remember these tips. By saying NO to the thin metal safe that can be easily pried open or damaged, you are saving yourself money in the long run and frustration.
Invest in the best you can afford even if you have to stretch your budget just a little to do so. You won’t be sorry, since safes don’t easily wear over time. Spend the money for the size, protection, and features you want. Quality is always the most cost effective way to go in the long run. Decide on your budget and buy the safe from a company you can trust. One that not only offers quality, but that will stand behind your purchase for life. Below are the main components to look for and decide on when purchasing a quality safe.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A WARRANTY?
Do you want a warranty that covers repairs and replacements? Do you want a warranty that covers you for a lifetime or just a short period of time? You’re in luck, Cannon Safe offers a lifetime replacement or repair warranty that covers break-ins, fires, and floods at no charge. We also offer free labor, free parts, and free freight after the disaster occurs. Every manufacturer offers different policies so this is an important factor to consider in the purchase cost and the future costs if an accident or disaster occurs.
GET YOUR HOME SAFE TODAY
Now that you are aware of the different items to look for and tips for purchasing, make sure you get the right safe for your family. Cannon safe offers a variety of home safes depending on size, location, type, and features. Contact Cannon Safe today at 800-242-1055 or online to get the perfect safe for your family.