3 Tips to Protect Your Home From Burglars

Every year in the U.S., there are approximately 2 million reported home burglaries. These criminals have no remorse for the items they steal, not matter how hard a homeowner worked to obtain them. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to do everything in your power to prevent these criminals from breaking into your home, stealing your valuable items, and causing serious emotional stress.

Here are a few ways to protect your home and prevent these unfortunate burglaries from happening.

Laptop Safes and Floor Safes

Keeping your valuable items stored in an impenetrable safe should be required for every homeowner in the country. (more…)

Looking for the best floor safe for your home? Pros and cons of floor safes.

If you are looking for a safe that can be hidden easily, consider a floor safe. The safe you choose should also be resilient – it should have a thick door, a UL-approved lock,  dust cover and at least 1 re-locker. We’ll discuss these characteristics in this article.

These safes are so secure that they sometimes end up hidden for decades. When it’s time to remodel a house you just bought, you never know what you’ll find when you pull up old carpeting and other floor coverings. You could find anything from thousands of dollars in cash or even an unopened bottle of (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…)

Installing a deadbolt lock can make your home more secure

If you don’t already have a deadbolt lock on your front door, it’s a good idea to install one. A deadbolt is a lock that is moved by turning a knob without the use of a spring; it can only be opened by the use of a knob or a key. It’s not necessary to call a locksmith to have a deadbolt installed. You don’t even need carpentry skills. This is a project that can be taken on as a DIY with the right knowledge and tools.  

FBI statistics show that roughly 60% of break-ins are forced entry. A deadbolt lock (more…)

Browning Security Doors: Peace of Mind with Built-in Concealment

There are some items in life that you can, and perhaps should, store in a bank safe deposit box. However, there are other items that you prefer to keep at home, including a cherished gun collection, jewelry and other heirlooms, cash and coin collections, and anything else you hold dear and want to protect.

Browning offers a large selection of vault doors that offer the double benefit of ironclad protection and clever confidentiality. Built-in concealment options for your security adds a whole new dimension to your efforts to prevent any breaches.

Choose security doors to conceal and safeguard

Browning Security Door 6 PanelMost of the time, (more…)

Are burglar & fire safes replacing the safe deposit box?

Many banks are discontinuing the long-standing service of renting safe deposit boxes to their customers. Bank of America has done away with boxes at a number of locations. The majority of large banks are opening new branches in which they don’t offer them at all. Banks are now focusing on other products and the safe deposit box is no longer considered to be a profit generator. In the UK, the two major High Street banks – HSBC and Barclays – have closed their vaults to deposit boxes, and it is expected that many other banks will follow suit.  

Consumers do so (more…)

Renting safe deposit boxes to your customers

It seems that the use of safe deposit boxes is becoming more rare. With more people owning safes that they keep in their home, the need to rent out a deposit box from a bank is not as common. A recent survey showed that only six percent of bank customers rent a deposit box. One-third of the customers are over 65. These customers have rented their safe deposit boxes for decades and still enjoy the comfort of visiting the bank several times a month to look in on their family property deeds, birth certificates, and jewelry. They like the feeling of (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…)

How Long Does it Take to get a Custom Safe Built?

The process of building and obtaining a custom safe provides a safe space for personal assets or belongings. While the exact time required to build and receive the safe may vary significantly, certain common factors contribute to the actual time required for the process. By understanding the factors involved in creating and obtaining a custom safe, you can have a rough estimate of the number of days required for your safe to arrive.

The Dimensions of the Safe

One of the most common reasons for purchasing a custom safe is due to needing custom dimensions to fit in a specific space. Before estimating (more…)