A top-quality gun safe by Liberty is an excellent way to provide security and peace of mind for you and your family. Many people first consider purchasing a gun safe when they buy their first firearm, or perhaps when they acquire some valuables such as jewelry or precious metals.
In this series of articles, we’ll go over some things you may not think of storing in your safe or vault room, such as:
- Family albums and home movies/videos
- Medicines, drugs, pharmaceuticals
- Important personal vital records and legal documents
- Historical and genealogical records, books, journals, photos
- External hard drive backups and other valuable electronics
- Cleaning supplies and other potentially harmful chemicals
- Emergency food storage, medical packs, bug-out bags (maybe even some toilet paper…)
While these are certainly worthy of a place in your safe, there is a far longer list of items that you might consider including in your home safe or behind your safe door. In this series of articles, we’ll cover just a few of the types of valuables and items that can benefit from being securely locked up in a quality Liberty safe.
(Note: the basics of each category will be described below, but for the full details and more info, be sure to click the links and read the complete articles dealing with each category.)
Family albums and home videos/movies
Even with the latest trend to have all of our “pics” and videos backed up to “the cloud,” relying on a single method to keep your irreplaceable memories secure is not wise, particularly if that method is something over which you have no direct control.
Digital and cloud-based backup systems can and do fail, and even large tech companies have gone out of business and their customers have been left in the lurch. Now, we’re not saying you shouldn’t backup your digital images, videos, and data to the cloud or to local external hard-drive backup devices; quite the contrary. It’s a good idea to have multiple sources to back up your precious memories. However, keeping a hard copy and digital backups in your secure, fire-resistant safe is step one for peace of mind.
In addition, many older family albums, wedding albums, home videos, and even “home movies” (for those readers that have lived long enough to remember “Super 8” film cameras) are often not yet converted to digital versions, and losing an irreplaceable wedding album or collection of old family photographs can be absolutely devastating.
We’ll go over some of the options for converting your family albums and home movies/videos to digital versions (which can be more easily backed up) in our full article on storing family albums and home movies in your safe. But there’s something satisfying about having the original, tangible photographs and albums available to touch, look at, and share with family members. So consider storing these treasures in your safe after each use!