The many diverse personal safe sizes give you the opportunity to pick the right one to suit your needs. Some have dimensions of 8″H X 6″W X 12″D, 17 3/4″ x 16″ x 3 3/4″ and even larger. Their weights vary, with some coming it at 20 lbs and others over 40 lbs. The door thickness varies per manufacturer too.
These are safety boxes used for safekeeping jewelry, documents and other important items. As such, these containers have numerous features intended to prevent break-ins and theft. These containers are also designed to safeguard the contents against fire and other natural hazards.
Pick a box that can store all your valuables plus more. Make sure you have extra space in case other items have to be placed there. A small portable box is easy to find. But if you need a large one, ensure there is enough space in your room for it.
Always compare model features and specs. Does it use a keypad, combination or both? How does product A’s anti-theft feature match up with those of product B? Do not forget to assess the door thickness and how many layers of protection it offers your valuables.
The Internet is the best place to get information about personal safe sizes and their safety features. Some online stores have reviews of their products. You can use this as a guide to determine their efficiency and capacity.
Buy only safes with certifications that they are fire proof, theft proof and so on. These serve as proof that the device was tested thoroughly and they were validated by authorities. Heat resistance levels vary. The minimum level to get is resistance up to 1,850 F (1,010 C). This is equal to a two hour fire.
If you have to buy the theft proof and fire proof safes separately, put the former inside the latter. Some people prefer this option as
it is cheaper.
Notes on Construction
Solid steel safes are the best option. These are sold in varying sizes. The door has to be at least half an inch thick. For the best protection, get a safe with walls at least 1/4 inch thick.
The different personal safe sizes available have made it easier than ever to pick the right container. Again, it is important that you spend time researching. It will make all the difference both in terms of cost and safety.