What To Store In Your Domestic Safe

Published on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:45 AM

Domestic Safes

Domestic safes can provide that extra bit of home security and peace of mind for your valuables in the event of a burglary. Whether you are considering buying a home safe to store one particular item or a number of different things, here’s a rundown of the most important things that could (and should) be kept under secure lock and key.

Important Documents

If you choose to store important documents in your home, giving them that added protection from loss, theft and damage by putting them in your domestic safe will ensure you don’t lose priceless papers or have to fork out large sums of money for replacements. Documents commonly stored in home safes include;

  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • Contracts


While it’s useful to store cash in your home should an emergency arise, cash stored loose around the house is left extremely vulnerable to theft during a burglary. For this reason, cash is cited regularly as the most common item stolen from homes. With a home safe, you can store large amounts of cash in a secure location with the option of bolting the safe to the ground to ensure no one can remove it from your premises.


Jewellery can not only hold monetary value but often holds sentimental value whether it was given to you by a partner or beloved family member or just by the memories it holds. Jewellery items also often appear on top burgled items list so it is always worth storing your jewellery in a domestic safe when not in use.


Electronic gadgets are constantly in high demand but come with a price tag to match. If you are lucky enough to have a collection of electronic gadgets such as laptops, consoles, mobile phones etc. why risk them being taken if your home is burgled? You can even get safes which have been specifically designed to store laptops. So whatever you do, don’t store your gadgets on a table, in front of a window or somewhere obvious and remember safe is best.


Whether you have keys to multiple properties or simply the keys to your garden shed, it is never wise to leave these hanging around. If a burglar discovers more sets of keys they might chance their luck and take them for future use. If you’re in the house or not, keys that aren’t being used should be stored in your home safe (except the keys to your safe of course!)

Family Heirlooms

Family heirlooms can often be the most valuable items we hold. They can come in all forms and could be old or new but the one thing they have in common is that they are almost definitely irreplaceable.


While prescribed medication may seem to the ordinary person a completely harmless thing to keep in unlocked cupboards, during robberies these items are some of the most common things to be taken. The medication is often then illegally sold on with the burglars profiting from their victims’ illnesses. This can also lead to hassle for the victims themselves who then have to get the medication prescribed again and pay the relevant fees.

No one likes to think about their home being burgled and often we are in denial about it ever happening to us but it can happen and in some areas of the UK, the chances are pretty high. To give yourself peace of mind that the items most important to you will be safe should an intruder gain access to your home, you should purchase a domestic safe that fits your needs.

Here at  SMP Security we manufacture, sell and install domestic safes in a wide range of sizes with varying insurance ratings. For advice on which safe would be best for you, contact us today on 01952 585673 or email sales@smpsecurity.co.uk