Everything you need to know about buying a safe

Everything you need to know about buying a safe

Do you need a safe?

If you’ve found yourself here, there’s a good chance you are considering purchasing a safe…or possibly if you even need one. Our hope is that Spartan Safe can help make your decision as easy as possible, no matter what you decide.

We’ve compiled a list of questions to help get you started. If you answer yes to any of these, you are the perfect candidate to own a safe.

Also, if you are more of a “watch the movie” and less of a “read the book” kind of person, feel free to watch this short video discussing these same topics.

  • Do you own valuable or irreplaceable items?
  • Are you already paying for insurance of some kind?
  • Do you own firearms?
  • Do children live in or visit your home?
  • Is fire a regular threat where you live?
  • Is burglary a regular threat where you live?
  • Have you lost an important piece of ID or paperwork at least once?
  • Does your business keep confidential or client related documents on hand?
  • Do you travel occasionally?
  • Do you have occasional house guests?
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What to expect when expecting (a safe)?

So you’re ready to start shopping for your safe, but you aren’t really sure what to expect along the way? Here are a few things to point you in the right direction in finding exactly what you need!

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What are you securing?

This is the first and most important question to answer because different fire ratings, security features, and capacities of different safes are designed with different use case scenarios in mind.

For example, of you are planning to store any paper or heat sensitive items like cash, photos, documents, jewelry, etc. we recommend shopping for a safe with 100+ minutes of fire rating.

If you are only looking for some easy access security for things like firearms and ammo, you may be comfortable with a safe that only advertises 40-60 minutes of fire rating. Make sure you are purchasing a safe that is an appropriate solution for your security needs.

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What about delivery?

With the purchase of any large items such as furniture, appliances, and yes…safes…delivery is a big deal. There are very few people comfortable enough to move a 1000lbs+ item on their own.

Your safest bet is to allow our in-house delivery and installation team to handle the heavy lifting for you. They are trained and have the proper equipment to protect your property and your new safe at every step, from our showroom or warehouse to its final destination.

With any safe retailer, you can expect to pay for this service in addition to the price of your safe, so keep that in mind as you are budgeting for your purchase.


How much does it cost?

When it comes to buying a safe, so many things affect cost. This is why it’s so important to research your wants and needs, or stop by a showroom so our knowledgeable staff can help you find what suites you best.

If you find yourself in a situation where the safe you need is currently outside of your budget range, remember this…security now prevents tragedy later. In other words, something is better than nothing. Get what you can afford, now, and remember you can always upgrade later.

If you want to dive deeper into things like cost, delivery, security priorities, etc. check out the helpful blog below where we break down all these aspects and more in further detail!

How Much Does A Safe Cost?
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