On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Kelvin Courtney was in studio to offer advice to the public in relation to purchasing a safe. Sergeant Courtney asked the public to avoid keeping large sums of cash or valuables at home and to use financial institutions or safety deposit boxes to store their valuables. If it is unavoidable, ensure cash and jewellery is stored in the appropriate safe. Consider what is going into the safe now and in the future and choose the most suitable security graded safe. An Garda Síochána recommended at least a Grade 1 safe for domestic homes and at least a Grade 3 for Business premises. The safe should be installed by professionals and serviced every five years. Locate the safe in a place you are most likely to use. Ensure the safe is secured to a permanent fixture and consider connecting it to your alarm system. Talk to your insurers about the right safe for your belongings.