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Choosing the right security system for your home is not a decision you take lightly. We've spent hundreds of hours researching security systems, talking to security experts, and testing some of the most popular (and not so popular) lockboxes, safes, and home-security products to find the best security equipment, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your home and belongings are protected.

The Best Fireproof Document Safe First Alert 2030F
We burned safes at up to 1,300°F in a professionally built burn room and found that the easy-to-lock-and-open First Alert 2030F kept valuables dry and cool.   Read More >
The Best Lockbox Kidde AccessPoint KeySafe
After scouting newer options this year, and cracking lockboxes with a locksmith two years prior, we found that the Kidde AccessPoint KeySafe is still the best lockbox. It's the only wall-mounted box with a sturdy, zinc alloy exterior, a combination dial, and unique sloping sides that deflect prying and striking; no other lockbox offers a better mix of security features and value.   Read More >