by Terry Rogers
Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19 will be the time to purchase a safe from Milford Southern States. For those three days only, the store will be holding their annual safe sale.
“We will have approximately 50 safes out front under our tent,” Barry Jenkins of Southern States said. “Although these are meant to be gun safes, they can store just about anything you want to keep safe. We have had businesses purchase the safes to store records and people who don’t even own guns have purchased them to store valuable items.”
Jenkins stated that Milford Southern States purchases an entire truckload in order to get the lowest prices possible. There will be a wide range of models, colors and sizes available made by Rhino and Kodiak.
“Rhino is one of the top three safe manufacturers in the country,” Jenkins said. “Kodiak is the best safe built overseas that can be purchased in the United States. They are fireproof and waterproof, so they keep your belongings safe. Some of the smaller models can be built into a wall. Larger models are heavy enough that you know a thief is not going to be walking away with one of them.”
According to the latest statistics from the FBI, Milford experiences an average of 60 burglaries each year while there are an average of 5,000 throughout the state. Many reports indicate that home burglaries increase during the holidays, which are just around the corner. Most of the burglaries reported occurred during the day when the residents of the home are at work or school. The average home burglar is a younger male who takes items that can easily be converted into cash, such as jewelry.
“A safe will protect smaller valuables from burglars,” Jenkins said. “It is a major deterrent to a burglar to find that anything worth value in a home is locked in a safe that cannot be opened. If you are a gun owner, it is critical that you have a gun safe to not only protect any young people in your home but also to protect your guns from theft.”
Southern States hours are 7 AM until 5 PM Thursday and Friday. They will be open on Saturday from 7 AM until Noon. The store also offers delivery of safes up to a certain size. For more information, contact the store at 302-422-8066.
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