It takes only a quick look to see there are many used safes for sale online. The array of features available can be confusing, but it is much simpler if you decide what you need before shopping.
What do you need when looking for safes in Los Angeles? In any city, quickly spreading fire is a real possibility. Burglary is also rampant in some areas of LA. So you would need a safe with resistance to both.
To simplify things, it is best to look for a burglary safe with a measure of fire protection. Check out the ratings. Safes are rated for burglary resistance based on the length and method of attack. The length of attack varies, and the method of attack includes cutting, drilling, lock manipulation and torching. Fire ratings are based on the length of time the safe will protect its contents at a given temperature. Think about the most realistic scenarios and choose a safe that will offer you the protection you need.
One common mistake that people make when buying a safe is choosing a safe that is too small. Remember that as time goes on you will likely add more valuables.
Protecting media such as drives, SD cards and similar storage devices requires a special safe that will maintain a low temperature and low humidity that a regular fire safe does not provide.
When shopping for a safe, decide what you need before you begin looking online.