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How Safe are Home Safes?

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Making sure that your valuables are safe at home is very important and there are different ways to make this happen. Home safes are one of the ways to protect valuable items from theft, destruction by water, destruction from fire, and other unpredictable events. With so many options to choose from, it’s not easy to know where to start because some of your belongings are much more valuable than others. If you want to invest or improve your home security, consider the following tips when thinking of buying a home safe.

Not as Safe as You Think

Storing cash, gold, jewellery, or important documents in a home safe may not be a very safe choice after all. Firstly, some small home safes that are said to be fireproof are actually fire-resistant.

Besides, most home safes undergo 30 minutes of testing. 

Industry experts say a room will burn for about 20 minutes in a house fire, which is why it is recommended that you buy a 30-minute fire safe for your valuables. But what happens when the fire burns at a very high temperature and for longer than 30 minutes? You stand a very good chance of losing the contents of the safe.

Also, the mere presence of a safe at home can be an invitation for thieves. Besides, the average home safes are not so large that they cannot be easily stolen by someone who knows that the safe exists.

What You Buy is What You Get

Getting serious about home security is the first concrete step in keeping your valuables safe. The next step is choosing the right safe for your needs. If you search online, the selection can quickly overwhelm you. There are dozens of options, each one looking similar to the other and all sporting similar features. With all of these similarities, choosing the right safe can be difficult. However, one important thing to keep in mind is to beware of “microwave safe”. This is an English term for safes that can be opened as easily as a kitchen appliance, so it practically does not provide protection against theft. Sometimes, a simple blow from a hammer is enough to break the safe open. In some cases, you can open a safe with a correctly bent paperclip. While you may not be able to tell them apart, except for the price, burglars with a well-trained eye will know when they see it. While a really expensive safe does not necessarily mean the most security, a really cheap safe may be no different from a metal cabinet.

Are Wall Safes a Good Idea?

Wall safes are wonderful little safes that can be hidden and do not take up much space, but they have a significant number of restrictions in terms of resistance to burglary and fire. Wall safes are usually made of thin metal, and they are not the best place to store large amounts of cash, high-quality jewellery, or precious metals. There is no need for a burglar to break the safe with heavy tools because the walls can simply be breached to remove the safe completely intact. Keeping prescription drugs away from children, family members, or employees is basically what a wall safe is good for. It’s possible that it may protect a few valuables that are not so valuable. Of course, high-quality jewellery can be stored for very short periods, provided that an alarm system is installed and used to monitor your home.

Safe Cash Rating

Cash can be one of the items that you want to keep in your home safe. However, make sure to have home and contents covered if you intend to keep large amounts of cash in your home safe. You should also check your policy paperwork to find out what the cash rating is for your specific safe. The cash rating refers to the amount of money that the insurance company can cover for you in the safe.

Home safes’ cash ratings typically start at $1,000 in cash and can reach $100,000. However, it is not recommended that you keep this much money in a cash safe unless you have other security features in place. If you also want to store jewellery in the safe, you can multiply the safe cash rating by 10. This is the limit most insurance companies will allow. For example, if your safe has cash worth $1,000, you can store jewellery and other valuables up to $10,000. It is also important to remember that your home safe must be professionally installed and assembled to meet the requirements of most insurance companies. This is a factor that is taken into account for any claim for damages or theft.

Do I Really Need a Safe at Home?

Protecting valuable items is always a wise idea. There are so many things that can go wrong. From accidents to floods, fires, and theft, one way to keep the things you value is to place them in a home safe that is within reach and that you can keep an eye on. Unless you have a strong home insurance policy, home security system, and other home protection in place, it may not be a very good idea to keep very expensive items in a home safe. Where you have valuables you don’t use often, it may be a better idea to rent a safety deposit box in the bank and store them there.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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A Closer Look At CBD Vapes: Have You Been Missing Out?

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The current climate in America is filled with tension, fear, and anxiety thanks to the global pandemic we’re all trying to make it through. Many of us are desperate to go back to our regular routines, but most of the country is on mandatory lockdown. This goes back to those feelings of apprehension, and more importantly, a quick and easy method of relief….CBD vape pens. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding both CBD and vape pens, but today, since we have time, we can dig into the topic. Obviously, some companies put a little more time and effort into their products, and vape pens are no exception. There are some great companies out there! You just have to find them. CBDfx is the safest CBD company that I know of, and I would suggest any of their products, but especially their vape pens! When you order something from them you know that the quality is there because they provide full transparency with the lab results of all the procuts. There are definitely some misconceptions about CBD vape pens so let’s take a closer look.

The Basics

There are a variety of different vape pens you can use. You have the option of purchasing a standard 510 universal battery and getting refills of your favorite cartridges to simple screw on and screw off when it’s empty. You would have the option of grams and half grams as far as the cartridge is concerned and have to recharge your battery when needed. 

Alternatively, you could opt for a disposable vape pen. This is what a lot of people are gravitating towards due to the convenience of it. The pen comes fully charged and ready to go out of the box and you toss it out when it’s done. 

Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll get the dose of CBD you’re looking for. It’s really all about your preference. 

Types Of CBD Oil For Vape Pens

I know most people relate CBD and THC together, and sure, there are some combinations like that, but you don’t have to choose that for yourself. When it comes to CBD, you have combinations of CBD/THC, full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate. The CBD/THC combination will have some chance of having psychoactive effects depending on the THC content, so steer clear from that if you don’t want to get high. 

If you strictly want the effects of CBD you can choose full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate. The full spectrum is the whole plant basically crushed into an oil, broad spectrum is the same process except the THC is actually extracted from it so there won’t be any trace amounts of THC, and the isolate is just basically 99% pure CBD oil. So, just make sure to pay attention when purchasing a vape pen so you know what you’re getting. 

What To Look For In A CBD Company?

Unfortunately, all CBD companies aren’t created equally, and you have to do some research. If the company is top notch, they should be very transparent with their ingredients, process, and third party lab reports. When you look at those lab reports (aka certificate of analysis) you will be able to see everything that went into that product and the percentage of that ingredient. If you don’t recognize an ingredient just google it because sometimes companies like to use botanical names or maybe you might be stumped by a nasty chemical or toxin you don’t recognize. 

How Can CBD Vape Pens Help You?

CBD is helping people deal with a variety of health issues on a daily basis. As I mentioned earlier, many people are feeling stressed out and anxious with everything going on. Vape pens are a reliable and effective way to deal with that anxiety when it creeps up on you. CBD has also been proven to help stabilize mood, improve focus, alleviate aches and pains, relieve arthritis, and much more. I believe everyone could benefit from CBD whether they realize it or not. The best part is that it provides relief pretty quickly because it’s going straight into your system so the bioavailability is very high. So, it really comes in handy to keep one in your purse or in the car for any unexpected “bumps in the road”, and don’t worry, hemp-derived CBD has less than 0.3% THC so it’s legal in most states! 

CBD is still the new kid on the block. Still trying to make its way into conversations around the globe, but people are catching on, and people are loving it. When you have something this amazing providing people with an alternative to traditional medicine there will always be opposing opinions, but that’s why you form your own and go from there!

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