When buying a home safe, consider the type of items you will store, the space available, the type of protection you would like and your budget. These factors determine the type, size and quality of safe to buy.
The items you wish to store in a safe determine whether you should get a wall, floor or weapons safe. Wall safes are good for storing paperwork and photographs, while floor safes store heavy items like jewelry. Determine whether you would like protection against fire, burglary or water damage, and weigh the protection standards of the safes of choice. Measure the interior space set for the safe before purchase since safes come in different sizes.