Why It’s Vital to Protect Your Family Heirlooms

Heirloom Let’s face it; we live in an unpredictable world. If the 2006 financial crisis proved anything, it’s that we need to stay vigilant and make sure we have our ducks in a row or our entire lives, whether for better or for worse, can unravel in the blink of an eye – those bubbles will pop whether we like it or not, so it’s prudent to plan ahead, to make sure that the most important things in our lives are protected, as if outfitted in suits of armor and hazmat suits ready for anything that the unpredictable world can throw at them. What we’re referring to is your family heirlooms; they’re worth holding onto, no matter their financial value. For some of us, they’re the only connection we have to the past, the only thing that links us with the blood of our forefathers.


Think of your heirlooms as ships or airplanes that you can board whenever you want to visit the beautiful land of your family history or, as Liam Callanan puts it, “We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” Here’s the thing: when it comes to ships or airplanes, people exert a lot of effort to protect these behemoths of travel, like storing them in airports or docking them at shipyards. Why not do the same for your treasured heirlooms? Dock your heirlooms and memories in impenetrable safes from Value Safes. Our safes will protect them from whatever elements and keep them hidden from burglars or other people who want to unravel your whole entire lives.


At Value Safes, we care about family, what it means, what it stands for; we care about your family, your history, the heirlooms that have been handed down over the years and now sit on your lap like presents on Christmas. The world might not care about the things that mean the most to you, but we do. Rest assured that we have your back.


Family HeirloomsAfter all, without those heirlooms, without an appreciation for the past, you are nothing or, as Michael Crichton puts it, “If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Isn’t that a sad way to live? To be as a leaf unaware that it is part of a tree, part of a forest, part of an entire ecosystem. You’re only getting so much out of life if you live that way and at Value Safes, we will make sure that your connections to the past is safe and secure, so you can concern yourself with making new connections with the world around you, with the future.


You know why we do what we do? Because we believe that it’s important to protect the finer things in our lives, because those finer things are often the only connection we have to something deeper, something meaningful, and that means a lot to us. It should mean a lot to you. We’ll leave you with one last quote, courtesy of Edward Sellner: “We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritances of soul. We are links between the ages containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.” Isn’t that something you should be protecting? We think so.


Use a Safe to Store Valuables and Important Papers

Burglary and fire safe

It’s important to use a safe to store valuable papers and items that you keep around the house.  In most cases, burglars aren’t prepared to deal with a good safe – their interested in a quick and easy in and out.  In addition, escpecially with important documents, fire is always a worry.  A good fire safe can ensure your valuable documents make it through a fire, including the water damage that usually goes along with it.  So look for a safe that carries both a burglary and a fire rating.  The burgalary rating tells how long it would take a determined and knowledgeable thief to break into the safe.  And the fire rating gives an indication of how long your documents would be protected during a fire.  Burlgary ratings are usually given in minutes, fire ratings in hours.  Buying a good safe could be one of the best investments you ever make.

Diamond Back Gun Safe GS5928L

Diamond Back Fireproof  Gun Safe model GS5928L is a half an hour fireproof safe.  Very good value in size.  Comes with two bolt holes.  Extra secure for bolting to the ground.  When this model was first sold it had a tendecy to tip forward when the door was open.  This was due to the weight of the safe and narrowness of the body.  But not anymore!  They fixed that several years ago.  Without compromising the thickness of the door.  I would still bolt it to the ground for security reasons.

I have had a lot of coments on the pallet that this one has built into it.  The pallet is two metal rail type pieces that come bolted to the bottom.  It doesn’t come shipped on a wooden pallet.  It came be a little cumberson to unbolt.  Unlike on a wooden pallet.  That you would just cut the strap on the Fireproof Gun Safe and wiggle to the floor to be handcarted around.  No, this one must be leaned forward and held while someone unbolts the gun safe from the rail.  Its not as hard as it sounds and can be done by one person.

10 Gage steel is rare to find in a gun safe.  Especially in the under $3000. range.   But this one has it!  Its normal retail is around $950 in gun shops and local locksmiths.  Valuesafes always has it on sale and with free shipping to your home.  I would like to point out something.  If inflation stays on it current path world wide.  I will not be surprised to see the price of this model jump considerably.  Or be redesigned with a 12 or even 14 gage steel.  (I will anounce it on our website to inform anyone of changes in the quality of this safe) BUT for today, I think if you are looking for a fireproof gun safe.  With a 30 min fire protection. Top quality but on a budget.  This is one to consider.  I would put this one in first place position when considering also. 

Be sure to check out more writtings in this section on Diamond Back Gun Safes.  I try not to bore people with repeat information.  You may also wish to check out more reviews at www.safesblog.com I am not sure if they have commented on this unit yet.  But leave a little feedback if you own one.