Spring Fling Security: Keeping Your Nest Egg Safe While You’re Away

Published on Apr 17, 2024

Spring has sprung, and with the promise of warmer weather comes the allure of vacations and getaways. But before you pack your bags and jet off to exotic locales, take a moment to consider the security of your home sweet home. While basking on the beach or exploring new horizons, the last thing you want to worry about is a break-in.

This season, safeguard your valuables with the ultimate travel companion: a trusty safe. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the right one?

We turned to a local expert to put us on the right path:  Frank Renfro, CEO of Modlock, who really knows security and operates a store in Pasadena.

Fort Knox for Your Home

Just like choosing the perfect souvenir, selecting a safe requires careful consideration. Here’s a breakdown of the essentials:

  • Fire vs. Burglar? Know Your Enemy: Think beyond the label. While “fireproof” sounds appealing, prioritize a burglary safe if theft is your primary concern. These bad boys boast thicker steel construction and robust locking mechanisms to deter would-be intruders.
  • Weight Matters: Unlike that charmingly lightweight vacation tote, a hefty safe is a good thing. Its substantial weight makes it a cumbersome (and undesirable) souvenir for burglars.
  • American-Made Muscle: When it comes to safes, domestic steel is the gold standard. Opt for safes manufactured in the USA for superior quality and durability.

Beyond the Basics: Gilding the Lily

While a basic safe provides substantial protection, consider these add-ons for an extra layer of security and convenience:

  • Hidden Compartments: Discreetly stash valuables like jewelry or cash in a hidden compartment, offering an additional layer of protection.
  • Humidification is Key: Especially for valuable documents or artwork, maintaining optimal humidity levels within the safe is crucial. Invest in a humidifier to prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle.
  • Bolting Down for Peace of Mind: Most safes come pre-drilled for bolting them to the floor, further deterring theft attempts.

Insurance Bonus: A Safer Bet

Owning a safe can positively impact your homeowner’s insurance premiums, especially if you have valuable possessions. Some insurance companies even require a safe for specific items to be covered under their policies.

Spring into Secure Travels

With a reliable safe standing guard, you can embark on your springtime adventures with peace of mind. Remember, investing in a safe is not just about protecting your valuables; it’s about safeguarding your sense of security and allowing you to truly enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

So, this spring, don’t let home security concerns cast a shadow over your sunny escape.

Call Frank Renfro of Modlock at 310-804-5302 or email him at info@modlock.us if you need personalized information.

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