12 Best (And Worst) Things to Keep in a Biometric Smart Safe

12 Best (And Worst) Things to Keep in a Biometric Smart Safe

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Fire in home with valuables

 

If you had ten minutes to get out of your house, do you know where you'd go to collect your valuables and important documents? Life is unexpected; anything could happen at any time. As technology advances, more people are turning to a biometric smart safe to keep essential items stored in a secure location. The Space Safe is a biometric safe with a fingerprint lock and many other incredible features that make it a fantastic place to store your items. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry!

What Is a Biometric Safe?

biometric scanner for smart safes

Fingerprint safes use advanced biometric technology to protect sensitive documents and expensive items from theft. The Space Safe features a sophisticated sensor with a surface that uses 360-degree fingerprint detection. Anyone not authorized to open the safe cannot access the interior, making it an incredibly secure place for you to store assorted articles.

Benefits of a Smart Safe

There are many reasons to consider a biometric safe over traditional alternatives. A few benefits of our smart safes include the following:

  • WiFi connectivity for control through The Space App
  • Tamper sensors with cameras
  • FBI-level fingerprint authentication
  • Convenient size
  • Remote lockdown
  • Allow access with multiple users profiles 
  • Review all activity that has happened to your safe from inception

Your Own Smart Safe vs. Renting a Safe Deposit Box

Safe deposit boxes are physical spaces individuals can rent at a bank branch for the safe keeping of documents and items. With the rise of the digital age, brick-and-mortar safe deposit boxes are becoming increasingly less common. Yet, some people still turn to them to store treasured valuables and crucial documents such as birth certificates, deeds, and Social Security cards. While this may seem like a smart idea in retrospect, safe deposit boxes come with a few disadvantages:

  • They are rarely insured
  • You don't have immediate access to them if the bank is closed
  • They are becoming less popular, so fewer banks are offering the service
  • Yearly fees

 

Using a biometric safe with a fingerprint lock ensures immediate access to valuables and documents. There are many advantages to storing these items inside your home over a safe deposit box. These include:

  • Your home insurance policy likely covers the loss of the safe or items
  • Various anti-theft features to protect your items
  • Easy access in case of an emergency
  • One-time purchase

Best Things to Keep in a Biometric Smart Safe

Once you purchase your biometric safe, you may wonder what kind of items you should store in it. Here is a list of the best items to keep in your smart safe.

1. Insurance Documents

life insurance policy

Insurance is one of those things that we hope we don't need but are always relieved when we do! Amid an emergency or tragedy, the last thing you want is to shuffle through files to find necessary insurance documentation. Keeping these documents all together in your safe is a great way to prepare for whatever life throws at you.

2. Passports, Original Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards

passport and birth certificate to store in smart safes

Is there anything worse than scrambling to find your passport on the morning of a big trip or hastily shuffling through files to find essential documents you need to renew your driver's license? Keeping essential items like passports, birth certificates, and social security cards in your secure safe can give you peace of mind. Plus, if there's ever an emergency, it'll be easy to retrieve everything you need quickly.

3. List of Family Doctors With Contact Information

family doctor

Having all medical information in the same place is helpful so you'll always know where to find it. Even though this information is not technically sensitive, having it with other vital files may come in handy. Keeping other health documents together is also a good idea. Keeping records of your surgeries, procedures, and vaccinations all together is helpful as you get older.

4. External Hard Drive

external hard drive

Keeping an external hard drive with family photos, photocopies of documents, or other important files is a great thing to keep in your biometric safe. If you must evacuate your home for any reason, a simple memory stick can essentially hold your entire life. 

5. Important Keys

important keys

Extra house, car, and other keys will make a great addition to your safe. You'll always know where to find them, and you won't have to worry about the wrong person getting their hands on them. 

6. Financial Documents

financial document to keep in smart safes

Keep all financial records in a single place for safety and easy access. Files such as deeds, titles, retirement plans, wills, and bank accounts are all sensitive documents that are important to have immediate access to. Keeping these in your safe can protect you from theft and many other financial issues.

7. Copies of Important Documents

important documents

If you don't like the idea of storing documents in your safe, copies are second best. If something were to happen to your original birth certificate or social security card, having a copy on hand can make the process of getting a new one much more manageable.

8. Valuables

valuables to store in safes

Jewelry, cash, coins, watches, and family heirlooms… you should lock away anything of value that you spent a pretty penny on in the security of your Space Safe in case of a break-in or attempted theft! 

9. Home Inventory

A home inventory is a list of items that you own in your home. Although the list doesn’t need to be extremely detailed, can be helpful in case you fall victim to a natural disaster or fire. Having a home inventory can help when you're trying to recoup your losses with insurance. Examples of items to include in your home inventory include electronics, furniture, decor, and appliances.

10. Laptops and Other Devices

laptop and other gadgets to store in safes

Electronic devices are expensive! If you're going on a trip for a few days or hosting a large party, you may consider locking laptops or tablets into your safe. You can also consider doing this any time they're not in use. Best of all, The Space Safe has interior USB charging ports in case you do decide to lock up your electronics; easily charge them so they’re ready for use when you take them out.

11. Guns

hand gun to store in safes

If you have a small gun for self-protection, it's a good idea to lock your gun away, especially if you have small children. Protecting you and your family from any unfortunate accidents is important and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

12. Medication

medicines to store in safes

Speaking of small children, it may also be a good idea to lock necessary prescription medications into your safe, protecting them from kids, pets, and theft. While some medications could be cheap, there are others that could cost you several thousand dollars per dose.

Worst Things to Put in Your Smart Safe

Honestly, there aren't many things that don't belong in your safe, but here are a few obvious ones:

  • Plants
  • Chemicals
  • EpiPens
  • Your only keys

Invest in a Space Safe for Your Valuables

Storing various important items in fingerprint safes is a great option to protect your personal safety, security, and privacy. In case of a home theft or emergency, you'll be prepared by having your most valued documents locked away. Invest in a Space Safe today and preserve your peace of mind. Think of it as a fortress for your valuables, and having it always in a safe space.

 

Get it now at www.TheSpaceSafe.com  

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