The United States is not immune to catastrophic events. Due to its geographical location and sheer size, it wouldn’t be surprising for the country to frequently experience typhoons and other natural disasters. The Insurance Information Institute recorded about a $25 million loss in insured property due to the year’s natural catastrophes, while in 2017, a whopping $137 billion in dollars loss was recorded primarily due to Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma and costly California wildfires.
Accidents happen when you least expect it; this is why it is important to be prepared at all times. To avoid tremendous loss when a catastrophic incident strikes, consider having appropriate storage for your valuables. A safety box is by far the best storage facility for your prized possessions and important documents.
What are the items I can keep in a safe box?
Safe boxes come in varying sizes depending on the item that you want to keep. Below are the items that you may want to keep safe inside a safe box:
- Important documents (birth and marriage certificates, adoption papers, copies of last will and testament, titles, real estate deeds, diploma, transcripts, stock certificates and bonds, other important documents that you believe are irreplaceable)
- Jewelry and heirlooms
- Antique items
- Hard Drive, Flash Drive, CD/DVD
Why use a safe deposit box?
Protection is the main purpose of safe deposit boxes. It protects your important documents and valuables in times of catastrophes. If you are looking for ways to make your valued possessions theft-free, then putting them in a safe box is the best option. Unlike in your drawers, safe boxes have a more intricate locking system that is burglary, tampering, and impact resistant.
According to statistics, approximately 17% of all the land in urban areas in the US are located in high-risk flood zones. Due to climate change, the country has also witnessed at least a 20% increase in the heaviest downpours over the past 50 years. This means that the risk of flooding in low-lying areas is also greater; putting more people and valuables in harm’s way. Not only that, data from the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) showed that over the past decade, an average of 64, 100 wildfire incidences were experienced in the country annually.
Catastrophic incidents are also like a thief; they strike when you are unguarded. Keeping your valuable items in a safe box will definitely keep them safe and retain their values no matter what calamities may arrive. Our safe box storage facility provides maximum security using cutting edge security and technology. While you may need to pay for a monthly rent within the tenure for your safe boxes, the peace of mind you will have at night knowing that your precious items and important documents are all safe and sound is all worth it.