Gun safety and security is vitally important in this day and age for many different reasons. Whether you want to keep your guns out of reach from your loved ones or you need to keep them well locked away and hidden from potential burglars, you need to have proper protocols in place.
One of the best ways to do this is to invest in a proper secure gun safe that will keep your guns away from prying hands. As there are so many different options available to you on the market today, if you are not armed with the adequate information, it can be quiet hard to figure out which one is best for your specific needs.
One of the most important parts of the process is dealing with a supplier that has a great reputation and track record of supplying top quality products. Many online retailers will sell you gun safes that are not of a great quality and you will be left with a hole in your pocket and with a safe that is a potential liability. You should always make sure that the online retailer also has a bricks and mortar store.
Here is some further advice to keep in mind when you are keeping your guns safe and secure.
Don’t fall back on a fire safe in the case of a burglary
When it comes to safes that have a great fire rating, this does not necessarily means that they are the best option for protecting against robbery. If any supplier says that their hidden gun safe is fire proof, you should not believe them either. The safes on today’s market are fire resistant, but they are certainly not fire proof. This means that they will be able to resist smoke and heat for a certain period of time, usually in or around 30 to 120 minutes.
These types of safes are good for keeping important documents protected in the case of fire or smoke damage, but as they usually have a very thin steel body, they are pretty useless when a competent burglar finds it. The main aim of the metal is to ensure that the fire retardant material is given a good base and it can be easily punctured, sawed or cut with the simplest of tools. Some of them can even be prised open by just dropping them on the ground.
This is why you should not keep high value items such as large sums of cash, expensive jewellery etc. in these safes. If you want to protect these sorts of items against a burglary, you should get a quality fire safe that has special anti-burglar protection.
Don’t forget about size
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when buying a gun safe is getting one that is too small. Even if you accurately measure it out, it is always a good idea to get one that is bigger than what you think you need.