Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Oysterk, Jul 7, 2016.
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If it's bolted to the floor it will slow 'em down a little anyway.
It was easy to carry. Too easy, and I have a bad back.
But I bought it for paperwork. My coin safe is heavy, and bolted to the floor.
To make it more anti-walk-away proof you'll have to bolt it to the floor.
There are articles out there about how easy these open, by throwing it down to a concrete floor.
Also issues with the models that have the water stuff in the walls to make it more fireproof. As those walls help coins to suffer.
But they are great to keep family/friends from spending coins just laying around.
I've been looking at a new safe and I'm looking at a gun safe (not gun cabinet) with shelves and not gun areas.
Any protective security is there for two reasons. 1. As a deterrent as in 'its easier go next door, they leave their good stuff in a drawer'. 2. I only need to stop them long enough for the police / cavalry to arrive.
I would worry more about having a locked safe and a motivated person wanting access whilst I was there - because that door would be pointless as I would just open it.
My good stuff is held elsewhere and it is all insured. We have a similar safe for the more day to day items that we wouldn't want to lose. It would take a little while to find it as it is not in an obvious place and is itself properly secured down. It could be forced out but it'd take a little time and it would be noisy.
A Big hugemongous Liberty safe is my next purchase. Wife wants the guns secured.
Decent safes aren't cheap. They can run close to $1,000 for smaller ones and into the many $1,000's for long-gun sizes.
You will need to asses what it is you are protecting and the risk of it being taken in the event of a burglary or damaged in a fire. Cheap safes are cheap, no if's, and's, or but's. Very thin gauge metal bodies and doors can be wedged open in seconds. The simple act of buying a cheap safe probably increases the chance of theft simply because you have now drawn attention to the potential of valuable items being inside.
A good safe is just as much an investment as the coins you are putting in it. If you truly feel the need for one, spend the time and money to get a proper one and find an inconspicuous place for it in your home where it can be secured to the floor.
You can open it in 10 seconds with a pry bar.
Picked up this stack on elite safe at Costco last Christmas for around 300. It's solid, pretty heavy and fire resistant. Bought up concrete bolts at my hardware store and this thing is locked in. But nothing is totally secure and this safe only weighs in at about 300lbs. Heavy but could be removed by a thief with a friend and a hand truck. But we live in a corner and are close with the neighbors so a suspicious person would be reported.
So remember the safe is only one aspect of your security. An alarm, cameras, laser trip wire are all had at decent prices. A dog is probably a great investment but until my kids can prove with 100 percent certainty they'll be walking and taking care of him that is not going to happen.
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