Protecting your important documents in your home office does not need to be expensive. Using just three simple and quick steps will go a long way to giving you the extra security you are looking for.
Use a sturdy fire and water proof lock box. When looking into this option you will need to choose between a small portable box or one that is larger and can be mounted or bolted to the wall. Another option you will be offered is the locking system used. Three common types are a lock and key, a combination dial, and an electronic key pad lock.
Purchasing filing cabinets with the ability to be locked is an alternative to the lock box. This option does not have the added security of being fire and water proof however it will give you added space for your important papers.
Finally use password protection where it is available. This is one of the easiest ways to protect your information from being accessed by those who should not have it. It is important to choose passwords that are not easy to guess by using a combination of random letters and numbers. You will also want to keep these passwords in a safe place stored away from your computer.