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Let us help you face life's unpredictable situations with safety tips we've gathered from years of experience. Full of educational and seasonal information, our site will help you take care of your auto, home and safety needs. Plus, you can save money along the way.

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Your Auto

Keep your car in top condition with our seasonal tips and safety information. Find out what to do in emergency situations and how to deal with inclement weather that could affect your driving. We also answer common auto insurance questions.

Your Home

Keep your home safe with our maintenance tips and safety ideas. We offer guidance on what to do for regular upkeep of your home throughout the year. We also answer common home insurance questions.

Your Belongings

Take care of your valuables with our maintenance ideas and safety tips. We'll help you protect your favorite belongings indoors and out, including your technology, recreational, and home maintenance equipment. We also answer common insurance questions.

Your Protection

Keep your loved ones safe both online and offline with our helpful advice and information. Our articles can help you reduce your risk and raise your awareness about situations that can affect your personal and online safety, including identity theft protection.

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Conquer your to-do list with discounts and access to seasoned professionals for home repairs, renovations and household tasks.

About MetLife Auto & Home

As the nation's leading provider of employer-sponsored auto and homeowners insurance, MetLife Auto & Home insures nearly 1.7 million households countrywide. Our Claims promise is to be there when our customers need us most—providing superior insurance coverage with fewer gaps and surprises.

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Tips for Buying a Personal Home Safe

Protect your important documents and valuable belongings.

 

Chances are, you’ve accumulated a hefty stack of personal documents. And you’ve most likely gathered a few valuables too. A personal home safe can help safeguard paperwork and other items from fire, water damage, and burglary, and comes in a variety of options. Keep the following in mind if you’re considering investing in a safe.

Proper protection

Check labels to make sure the safe has been tested by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), Intertek, or another independent testing facility.

Entry methods

How you access your safe depends on personal preference. Lock types range from simple privacy key locks and three-number combination locks to more advanced mechanical-dial locks, electronic locks, and dual-lock methods.

Bells and whistles

Make sure your safe accommodates keys, money, CDs, DVDs, and unusual-size documents, if you plan to store those items. For better organization, some safes offer interior accessories such as key racks, bill clips, trays, and shelves.

Location, location, location

Once your safe is home, store it strategically. Basements—unless they’re water-prone—are often recommended. More elaborate hiding spots are under floors or in walls. If you invest in a hefty safe, make sure your floor can support it. Regardless of where you put your safe, bolting it to the floor can add another layer of protection against theft.

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