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Three Important Tips when Buying a Used Safe

Three Important Tips when Buying a Used Safe

It’s good to have a safe to protect your important papers and expensive items, but a good safe can be expensive. For example ISM safes can easily run you several thousand dollars. You can save money by buying a used safe, but if you do, you need to be careful. Here are some tips to follow when buying a used safe.


Make sure it’s right for your needs

With any safe, it’s important to make sure you are getting what fits your needs, and that is especially important with used safes. Make sure the safe you are looking at will fit your home and that it offers the protection you are looking for. For instance, if you want something that will protect your items from fire, make sure you are getting a fire-rated safe.

Make sure there is no damage

Safes are pretty durable, but they still can sustain damage over time, so make sure the used safe you are considering buying is free of damage. Have the seller demonstrate that the door and locking mechanism work, for instance.

Focus on security

When buying second-hand safes, such as AMSEC safes, you need to make sure the security isn’t compromised. If there is a code needed, you need to be able to change it after the sale. If the safe uses keys, make sure you get all copies and have the lock rekeyed after you buy it.