How To Help Your Customers Choose the Best Safe to Secure Their Valuables
- Locksmith Industry News
- 27 Oct, 2021
As a locksmith, your customers and clients might come to you with a variety of home security needs. To gain and maintain their trust and get the most out of their business, you must be able to meet their needs.
One area to learn about and possibly to offer services in is home safes. Many people are looking for safes to keep their valuables and protect them from damage or theft. You can buy safes at wholesale prices from a locksmith wholesaler like UHS Hardware to re-sell to your customers.
Here’s how to advise your customers so that they get all of their needs met.
Fire and Water Protection
There’s more to protecting your valuables than guarding against thieves. Statistically, they’re much more prone to damage or destruction from natural events, such as a fire or flood, than they are from burglary.
Many, if not most, safes are fire resistant up to a specific temperature. This means that important documents like birth certificates or passports might be spared in the tragic event of a fire. Water resistance is a less common feature. If your customers live in a flood zone or if they plan to store your safe in the basement, you should advise them to purchase a water-resistant safe.
Burglaries are among the top concerns that your customers will probably have when it comes to safes. If it is their primary concern, advise them to purchase a very heavy safe and offer to install it in a place that is out of the way and would be difficult for someone to move in a hurry.
Make sure your clients know that most burglars head straight for the master bedroom when they hit a house. Often, they’ll take the safe with them on their way out. It’s a better idea to keep a safe in a less conspicuous place, like a hall closet, under the stairs, or in a basement.
Finally, many safes can be tracked, meaning that if someone tries to remove the safe from a home, you can use an app on your phone to help the police track its movement. That’s a nice feature to mention to clients, especially if they can’t afford a large safe that's difficult to move.
Size, Security & Cost
In terms of size, help your customers take inventory of what they want to keep in their safe. Small portable safes with tracking devices are ideal for documents on the go. If you need to store jewelry or firearms, a large permanently installed safe may be a better option.
When it comes to security, the more valuable items your customers plan to store in the safe, the higher the security features should be. Safes come with a wide range of locking mechanisms, from manual keys, to electronic deadbolts, and even biometric fingerprint locks.
As with anything, the price tag is also going to be a determining factor for some customers. Luckily, home safes come at a variety of price points. As a locksmith, it’s a good business practice to carry several options.If a customer is looking for a specific type of safe, UHS Hardware can help you find what you need. As an added bit of customer service, offer to visit your customer's home to learn more about their needs and to help them find the best safe for their needs and a place to install it.