A Brinks Home™ Box

Three things to know.


December 15, 2020

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According to data from the FBI, more than 1 million homes suffer burglaries each year.

If you have valuable collectibles, pertinent documents, heirlooms, and jewelry, you probably want extra security for them in the event of a break-in as well as natural disasters like floods and fires.

How do you keep your most critical valuables and documents safe? A home security box can help.

Why should I have a home security box?

Safety is a key benefit of having a home deposit box. In addition to keeping your valuables safe from damages and thieves, a home security box will also protect valuables from unintentional damage by your kids or other sources.

Some items in your home, like firearms, are potentially dangerous if kept within reach of children. Having a Brinks home security box will enable you to keep these items secure and access them in case of an emergency.

Why should you invest in a home deposit box instead of renting a safe deposit box at the bank? Think of the convenience and the affordability a home security box offers. While you would have to pay monthly rental fees for the safe deposit box, a home security box only requires a one-time purchase. Moreover, you can access your items whenever you need them.

What you need to know before getting a Brinks home security box

Different boxes have different purposes. Before closing the purchase, we recommend you talk to a Senior Security Consultant about your specific needs and concerns.

Are you looking to protect your valuables against fire? Are you more concerned about burglary? Maybe both? A Senior Security Consultant can advise you on what security box will best suit your needs.

What should you not keep in a home security box?

Unfortunately, most of us end up stuffing the wrong items in the home security box. Here’s what you should not keep in your security box:

Large amounts of money – while it might be great to access your money anytime you want, keeping huge amounts of it in a home security box is counterintuitive. Burglars could get into your home and force you to open your home security box.

Unnecessary documents – documents like passports, insurance policies, social security cards, your will, and power of attorney documents are important to keep handy. Still, other records besides these should be kept in a bank safety deposit box.

While a home security box keeps your documents safe, you can add another layer of security to your home by investing in a monitored security system.

Are you interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Brinks Home.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life.

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