Do I need different safe types for different items? Gun safes and cash boxes

This is another common question we hear at Safe & Vault Store. The short answer is that there are gun safes, and cash boxes, built for storing guns and cash respectively. There are also vaults for storing large items. Beyond that, safes are versatile, and can be used to protect any valuables you care to mention.

Gardall Gun SafeGun safes

Gun safes are typically larger than other safe types, and come in many shapes and sizes:

  • Gun cabinets: A large upright safe. Suitable for holding a collection of guns and protecting it against theft.
  • Under-bed safes: Trunks designed to be concealed under a bed and accessed (more…)

Handgun Security – Protect Your Gun, Protect Yourself, Protect Your Community

A big part of being a responsible gun owner is keeping your weapons safe. Handguns, in particular, can be very deadly in the wrong hands. In this article, we’ll cover some tips for handgun security.

Handgun security and gun safes

Liberty HDX-250First things first, you’ll want a gun safe for your handgun that balances your need for security, with a need to quickly retrieve the weapon in emergency situations.

Biometric handgun vaults are great for this purpose. Storing a single handgun, you can just use your fingerprints to open the safe and have your gun in hand in matter of seconds.

Of course, biometric isn’t (more…)

Is it okay to buy a used gun safe?

This is a question we’re asked a lot. The short answer is: Yes, it is. In fact, it’s a great idea to buy a used gun safe, provided you don’t mind spending a time hunting for the right safe for you. You can save money and get a great deal on a used gun safe, but buying new is quicker and easier.

How to buy a used gun safe

Scratch & Dent BrowningBuying a gun safe new is simple enough – just find a site that sells what you want. Finding the best deal on a used gun safe takes much longer. Here are some tips:

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Security options for gun safes that you need to know

FB-52KD-06_1_largeWhat are the security options for gun safes? There are so many questions a gun owner needs to ask themselves when choosing a safe. Do you want a biometric or keypad lock? Do you want a safe that’s built for quick access or maximum security? Are you looking for a handgun vault, or a gun cabinet suitable for storing an arsenal?

A gun safe is more than a big hunk of metal with a lock. It’s an investment in responsible gun ownership. Given that, it’s worth making sure you have all the features that you need.

Security options for gun safes – what (more…)

Keeping your gun safe accessible while also away from your family

parents not keep gun in safe place, children can have gun for accident. safety conceptHow do you keep your gun safe accessible in the event of emergency, but away from the reach of a determined child or teenager? It’s harder than one might think, but this is a riddle that responsible, gun owners with families must tackle. The answer is to use the right equipment.

How to keep your gun safe accessible

Obviously, a large gun cabinet or rifle safe will never be very portable. But specific types of safes provide great options to balance accessibility and safety.

  • Under bed gun safes: Perhaps the most obvious choice for accessibility, these secure safes can be easily stored under the (more…)

Types of safes your new business may need

You know you ought to have a safe. But what kind?

Not sure what types of safes would work best for your business? There are a number of different options, with differing capabilities. The best safe for you will depend on the what you specifically need to protect – whether it’s cash, sensitive documents, or other valuables.

Here are some of the different safe types you might consider.

Depository safe

Hayman Depository SafeMost business will buy a depository safe – designed to hold deposits of cash or important documents for a limited amount of time. These safes are built to safeguard against theft, rather than fire. Businesses (more…)

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Dorm Safe

It is easy to think of your child’s dorm room as a safe space. After all, most dorms will require a card key simply to get into the building, and what modern college doesn’t employ security guards? But, in fact, half of all the thefts that occur on college campuses happen inside of residence halls.

Laptop with Laptop SafeWallets, laptops, and other personal items make easy targets for college campus thieves. For the college student far from home, this loss could be devastating. Imagine an entire term paper disappearing in the span of time it takes to go down the hall and shower. Imagine a (more…)

How to hide a wall safe: Top 5 ways

Wall safe hidden behind painting

We’ve all seen the “wall safe hidden behind the tiny painting” trope  in movies (assuming you watch as many spy thrillers from the 1960s as we do). But how do people actually keep their wall safes concealed? Surprisingly, the painting example isn’t as strange as you might think. In this article we’ll cover the top 5 ways people hide their wall safes.

5 ways to hide a wall safe

  • Behind Furniture: One of the most popular solutions for a wall safe is to hide it behind a heavy piece of furniture, such as a piano or a couch – anything that a (more…)

Hollon Safes Security Education

Let’s take a couple of minutes and allow me to educate  you on the different types of Hollon Safes and security levels. Then let’s start with a line up of 4 types of safes starting with a TL-15, than a fire & burglary, followed our B-rated cash safe and an office safe last. The first one I want to introduce is the TL-15 category.

Hollon TL-15 Safes

The letters TL stand for tool. Have you ever been into a bank and seen that vault over there in the corner? That is an insurable UL rated vault and the TL-15 is also an insurable (more…)

Hollon HS-610E Office Safe with Electronic Lock

Hollon HS-610E Office SafeThe Hollon Safe HS-610E Office Safe is the # 1 premium office safe and available with a top of the line electronic locking system. Quality design that includes everything you can want in an office safe. The HS-610E has a fire protection of up to 120 minutes and is rated for up to 1700 degrees F and tested and rated for a 30 foot impact to insure durability in design.

Matched with a spacious inside and maximum security that includes a 3-way locking bolt system that automatically locks when closed. It comes with a CE rated electronic lock that is both elegant (more…)