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.

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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…)

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…)

UMS tracking systems – a revolutionary tool to keep track of your assets

Investing in a safe to protect your weapons and valuables is a wise decision. However, what if a thief steals your safe? A product has been developed that eliminates the need to worry about this type of situation. A gun safe is the best way to protect your firearms, but if your safe is lightweight enough to be carried off, another strategy may be needed.

The solution may be more simple and inexpensive than you think. The UMS (Universal Monitoring System) tracking shield is a recent technology that can help put your mind at ease by giving you the ability to track your (more…)

Our Favorite American-Made Safe Manufacturers

Safe and Vault Store stocks top-shelf American-Made gun safes, from gun safe manufacturers including American Security, Fort Knox, and Browning. All three of these exceptional brands made the Best Gun Safe Reviews listing on The Handgun Podcast. These brands are some of our most-requested holiday gifts; their durability makes them a long-lasting addition to any household. Buying a gun safe is an investment and not something we do every year, so the conceptual design and construction quality are of paramount importance to purchasers.

Let’s look individually at the three gun safe manufacturers we believe are our best picks for the 2016 holiday (more…)

The best gun safes for police and military

Securing equipment, such as guns and ammunition, is a must for law enforcement. Gun safes for police departments need to be sturdy as well as portable. Officers want to be able to transport their equipment, but in a secure manner. They need gun safes that can be stowed in their vehicles, but will be readily accessible when duty calls. The military need gun safes that are reliable and portable as well. It is top priority to keep firearms locked and secure, to make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

SecureIt Tactical FB-40-01Gun safes are made to fit a variety of purposes and (more…)

Protect and safeguard your assets by choosing the best gun safe

Keeping your guns safe and secure when not in use is an absolute must. This is especially true in these uncertain times for several reasons. It is obviously important to store guns in a secure place, so that they won’t end up in the wrong hands. This includes children and other people who are in your home.

In one study it was shown that 85% of parents who owned guns did not store them safely. Every year there are reports of tragic accidents due to children getting a hold of a gun in the home. Even in homes without children it (more…)

Featured Safe of the Week: Fort Knox PB4 Personal Pistol Safe

If you own handguns or pistols, you know that there is nothing more important than protecting them from falling into the wrong hands. In addition to keeping your family safe and secure, storing pistols and handguns properly ensures that they won’t be stolen or damaged. Before now, however, gun owners who wanted to secure their pistols had to make due with clunky, sub-par pistol safes that were difficult to use and ugly to look at. Fortunately, this is no longer true.

The Fort Knox PB4 Personal Pistol Safe is a slim, secure, strong pistol safe that’s small enough to be mounted virtually (more…)

Advantages of the AMSEC BF6030 Gun and Rifle Safe

Every gun owner understands how important it is to keep firearms safe and secure. From preventing unwanted entry and stopping theft in its tracks to ensuring that rare, expensive, or cherished guns remain intact and in impeccable condition, there’s nothing more important than security.

Because of this, purchasing a gun safe is a priority for many dedicated gun owners. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of gun safes on the market, none does its job quite so well as the AMSEC BF6030 Gun and Rifle Safe. Designed to offer stunning good looks and truly unparalleled security for your handguns and rifles, (more…)