If you share a large safe or gun safe with family members, especially children, you might need a separate little compartment inside it for sensitive items. Maintain a little privacy and security – a place to hide your fun money, or the jewelry you bought your spouse for Christmas. There are many options for this sort of thing, from a light duty security safe (Amsec’s EST916 on left) to a heavy duty Fort Knox Handgun safe (right).
Putting a small high-security money chest in the bottom of your safe might be a good idea, especially if your big unit is light on burglary deterrence. The added weight makes it more difficult for someone to move your safe. Even if your big safe is forcibly opened it is extremely unlikely that the money chest could be compromised. This arrangement was very common in businesses when everyone still dealt with cash rather than credit cards. While the round door money chest pictured is only 10”H X 12.5”W X 20”D, it weighs a whopping 290# because the steel is over an inch thick. Perfect for silver, gold or cash. In retirement planning you hear about 401K’s and IRA’s; money chests are good for URA’s – Unreported Retirement Accounts.
Alarming your gun safe is another option for increased security. Some alarms just make noise to hopefully scare off a burglar. Others can notify your cell phone or a monitoring company. Door contact systems are the most common; the alarm is activated if the door is opened.
Having “a safe within a safe” makes sense for many people, and in West Michigan Hoogerhyde Safe is where you come for expert help.