How To Keep Your Safe Safe

Everyone has some belongings that they want to keep secure. You might even have a safe to facilitate that goal. However, the last thing you want is your safe to fail when you need it most. To help prevent that, here are some tips that you can use to keep your safe safe and in pristine condition:

Changing Access

First of all, you should change the access code for your safe every once in a while. Depending on how exposed your safe is, the value of its contents, and how many people are aware of its existence, you might want to change the lock anywhere from monthly to once every couple of years.

If your safe has a combination lock, then try to pick a code that is substantially different from the current code. You don't want someone to acquire your old combination and randomly change a number or two to get the correct, current answer. For even more security, you could use a random number generator to create codes.

If you have difficulty memorizing passwords (especially if you change them often) then you can record them without too much of a security risk. Storing passwords in a local plain text file on your computer is quite secure, hidden in a document you have

Obviously, if you use some sort of biometric scanner (such as a fingerprint scanner) then you don't really need to change that element. However, if you have a biometric scanner, then it is recommended that you have additional mutable layers of security on your safe in order to ensure maximum security.

Location of the Safe

You'll also want to change the location of the safe on occasion. Most safes are small enough to be removed from the premises will relative ease, but that is impossible if the burglar is unaware of the safe's location. If you have some reason to believe that your safe is in danger of being stolen in your house, then you might be interested in storing the safe in a self-storage container. Even a simple change, such as moving the safe from your bedroom to your garage, can deter thieves and keep your most prized possessions secure.

Some safes are built into walls, which makes their removal impossible. In these cases, it is even more important to frequently change the access code for your safe and invest in regular safe maintenance to make sure locks and codes are calibrated and updated.