Gun Safes: Keeping them Secure and Handy

gun safeKeeping your family safe is your number one priority.

 

You will want to keep them safe from harming themselves with your guns, but you also want to keep the guns around to protect yourself from possible intruders.

 

So what exactly is the happy medium for all involved?

 

Gun Safes are the answer to your questions. Investing money in a quality gun safe will ensure your families safety and it will also ensure the safety of your investment in guns.

 

Safes come in all different sizes and shapes, they all have different purposes but they all have the same use of keeping your guns safe. Large gun vaults are intended to be secured to a fixed location and only you will have access to get into the safe. These are typically a larger investment but they will hold your valuable guns and firearms safely within its door.

 

Another option is Small floor gun safes or drawer safes. This can be easily and discreetly placed under a bed, in a closet or even under the living room couch. If you are using a safe of this size you will want to conceal in a manner than others will not know it is there. If they can see the safe they may not immediately be able to gain access inside the safe but this does not mean they cannot take the whole unit and eventually break in.

 

Remember you guns are important to keep safe not only because they are dangerous if not used properly but they are also an investment that you do not want to lose. If you practice proper gun storage and safety you will make everyone around you feel more confident about your gun usage.

 

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Advantages of a Floor Safe

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Commercial properties are subject to the same threats of burglary and vandalism as private properties. In certain areas, commercial properties are even more at risk because they are known to have money somewhere on the premises.

 

Owning a local brick and mortar business is high risk because it acts as an everyday cash machine, with money going in and out constantly. Because of this risk, commercial properties require high level amounts of security. A quality safe is one of these security precautions.

 

There are different types of safes, but the best choice for most businesses, is the floor safe. Floor safes are discrete because they are built into the construction of the office space. They are made specifically to the size and measurements which the floor can accommodate. Since the purpose of a floor safe is to be hidden, it must never extend past the level of the floor, which would defeat its overall purpose.

 

Most floor safes are built to have a lot of depth so they can securely hold many of the company’s valuables; money, documents, and other company assets. Normally a mat or remnant of carpet is placed on the floor over the safe’s opening to maintain security and discretion.

 

Floor safes, like most other safes, come with a secure locking system, a touchpad code or biometric reader. Another great advantage to installing a floor safe to protect your assets, is that when choosing a floor safe, you have the option of selecting a safe that can withstand the extreme temperatures of fire for at least thirty minutes, and one that can withstand flood water for the same amount of time.

 

Though floor safes can be fire-proofed and water-proofed to a certain extent, it is best that a commercial property have their own fire and flood alarms so that important items can be retrieved from the safe as soon as possible should a fire or flood occur.
 

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Hollon Safe B1414E

Hollon Safe B1414E Safe

Hollon Safe company has a new series of B-rated safes.  That are true b rated. The B1414E safe uses the old standard of 1/2 thick steel door and 1/4 inch thick body.  (Several brands have started thinning out the steel on the sides and only use 1/8 inch thick) Hollon Safe company also uses thicker bolts then competitors..about 25% thicker.

Also on this model is an electronic keypad…which I prefer because it is so convenient to get in and out of daily.  It is also easy to change the code on the keypad and not have to contact a locksmith to change the code. Check out the B1414 Safe.

Don’t Mistake a Strongbox for a Safe

Too many people believe that they can cut corners when protecting their belongings by purchasing a less expensive strong box that cannot offer the protection that a security safe or a fireproof safe can offer. A Hollon safe is a good compromise for those that are seeking a good deal on a safe, because these safes offer more bolts than other safes of similar size and ratings, but they tend to be a more affordable choice. It is important to spend that extra bit of money for real protection, rather than lament a loss later.

Not All Safes Are Created Equally

If you decide to purchase a safe to protect the valuables in your home, then you should be prepared to research the different types very carefully. Not all safes are created equally. Keep in mind that a house fire will burn at temperatures of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit! If you purchase a safe that is not meant to keep valuables protected from high temperatures for an extended period of time, then you could be spending your money on a plain lockbox. Be sure that you purchase a fireproof safe, such as the Hollon HS-320-E, and you will know that you documents are safe from almost any possibility.

Not All Safes are Equal

Something that you should keep in mind when you’re shopping for a home safe is that not all safes are created equally. For instance, a safe that is rated to keep your belongings protected from fires that reach over 1400 degrees Fahrenheit may also allow a thief to pick it right up and carry it out of the house. Conversely, a safe that is intended to deter thieves is not usually constructed to protect the contents from high temperatures. A good, inexpensive compromise is a safe such as one from Hollon. These fire safes can also be bolted to the ground, which will definitely deter thieves.

Similar Doesn’t Mean “Same”

If you are seeking a safe for your home or business, then you have probably done a lot of research to find the best safe for the least amount of money. Don’t be fooled by the cheap safes out there, for they are little more than a glorified strongbox. You should also keep in mind that just because two safes are of similar size and style, that doesn’t mean they are the same. Hollon safes typically include more bolts in their safes than manufacturers of similar sizes and ratings. The keypads on Hollon safes are also more theft resistant, even if they appear to be similar to other brands.

Biometic Locks – Good or Bad

We all know that technology of the future is being developed every day and some of it is pretty far out there.  I’m sure many people find themselves thinking “wow, I never thought that idea would take off.”  It just so happens I am personally not a fan of Biometric safes.

Although this is supposed to be one of the most secure lock styles available, there are certainly flaws with the idea.  Safes with biometric locks generally come with the capability of programming so many prints into the lock – making it accessible by a certain group of people.  However, most people don’t think of that, and only program their own personal print.  In this case, if that person is away on vacation and has documents in the safe that are needed right away, they can’t just give their code to a friend and have them open it.  This is frustrating for the owner of the safe.

I came across a blog the other day writing about Biometric Safes.  The author points out good points, that it is the safe of the future and many thieves don’t mess with them, however it doesn’t point out the headache it can cause the customer. Until these locks are more user friendly and bugs are worked out of them, I suggest sticking with an electronic lock, in my personal opinion.

TRTL 30×6

I have never seen a safe so impressive until I saw these safes.  The Mutual TRTLx30x6 is a torch and tool resistant safe on all six side for 30 minutes.  This is not something you will find in any other safe except for these.

Those that are looking to protect items of high value and items that need to be protected from normal every day use are stored in these.  I once had someone tell me they had to wear monitors for radioactive substances to open the safe because of what was stored in it.  That should give you an idea just how secure these safes are.

I was doing some searching over the weekend about these safes and came across a pretty good blog.  The “Is a TRTLx30x6 safe for you” article gives just some general knowledge most people want to know about the safe.

Going Cheap Will Cost You on Safes

When it comes to Safes: If you have precious documents and other valuables that you would like to keep safe, don’t be fooled into purchasing a cheap home safe. These safes will never be able to keep your valuables secure from fire or a very determined thief. In addition, if you are keeping digital media secured in an inexpensive safe, there are many outside elements that can still harm the contents. You can still find good value safes from brands like Hollon Safe, without sacrificing the quality and the protection. You may not need the top of the line, but certainly don’t settle for a glorified lockbox.