Making a safe investment

By Philippe Djegal - email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - "We sell a lot of this one right here," said Bill Warren motioning to one of the safes he sells at Locksmith Services of Tyler.

Locksmiths in East Texas are seeing a steady increase in demand for safes.

"I would say on a monthly basis, we're probably seeing 12 to 15 safe sales," said Warren.

Fire protection and burglaries are the most popular reasons for purchasing a safe. The largest one's are expensive, however.

"It's gotta be a good investment overall because you're going to be able to protect things in your house that you don't think about," said Warren.

Such as family heirlooms, important documents, money and guns.

"This is the Presidential Series," said Warren. "It's Liberty's best selling safe. It's seen a 50 percent increase in sales in 2009 compared to 2008 at the same period. Varying on it's size, it can hold between 22 and 39 guns. I believe a lot people are storing guns. That's what these are here. We sell a lot of the high end gun safes."

Warren also said that it's not uncommon for a customer to purchase multiple safes.

"There's people bought three safes through us," he said. "We've had family members that have come bought through us just because they trust the Locksmith's reputation."

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