Tips For Safely Storing Your Firearms In An Apartment

One of the most important factors of owning a firearm is keeping it safe and secure for the protection of the people around you. This can seem challenging when you live in an apartment building rather than a house where you may otherwise be able to store your firearm in a gun safe in your garage.

Fortunately, there are ways you can store your firearm in an apartment without risking the safety of your kids or loved ones. Here are a few security tips for storing a firearm in your own apartment.

Use a gun safe

Gun safes are the safest option for all (more…)

Overview – Browning SP23 Core Collection Sporter Gun Safe

Hi, Dye the Safe Guy here, Dye Hawley manager of Safe & Vault Here to talk today about the Browning SP23 Sporter Gun Safe. This gun safe is their economy gun safe that they’ve brought into their line a few years back. It’s very popular because it’s priced for people who are tight on a budget. The overall dimensions are 60″ high, 30″ wide and 23″ deep. It has a really nice powder coat finish and it also sports a high security Group II Sergeant & Greenleaf dial combination lock. You can also upgrade this lock to a digital electronic (more…)

Burglar Rating Overview

When it comes to home and commercial safes there are a lot of different classifications and security ratings to help give you a better idea of exactly what you’re getting. However, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to understand all of the different acronyms and abbreviations. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common security ratings and exactly what they mean.

What is UL?

You might have noticed that a lot of security ratings for safes begin with ‘UL.’ This stands for ‘Underwriter’s Laboratories’ which is one of the largest safety consulting and certification companies in the United (more…)

Tips for Transporting a Large Safe

Though perhaps best left to professionals there are a number of effective ways to transport a large safe yourself or with a bit of help from some friends. Of course, this is no trivial matter and takes a bit of preparation and above all else a lot of safety precautions. Here we’ll look at some different methods for moving a large safe and some tips to keep in mind to do so safely.


Firstly, it’s a good idea to empty the safe before moving it. Safely store any valuables elsewhere so that they won’t get banged around during the move or add (more…)

Safe Overview: First Alert 2070AF

When it comes to security there’s nothing better than concealment to bolster the protection of your valuables. For this reason wall and floor safes have become very popular and are a great option for upping the security of your home or business. Here we’ll look at a wall safe produced by First Alert with a few unique features and a great reputation for quality and security.


One thing that sets apart this wall safe from others among the same class is the 2070AF’s ability to expand creating additional room for storage and more flexibility in where it can be installed. The depth (more…)

Safe Accessories

While safes are generally pretty standalone there are always a few ways to make the experience better and ensure that you have all of your needs taken care of. Safe accessories range from humidity control to organizational tools and lights and while not always necessary they can still be an important facet to home or business storage. Here we’ll look at some of the more important accessories and you can decide for yourself what is necessary and what is not.

Humidity Control

Some of the more oftenly considered necessary safe accessories are those related to humidity control. This includes desiccant packs as well (more…)

Additional Security for Combination Locks

Combination locks are about as old as safes themselves and have been a staple of security for centuries. The first known combination lock was found in a Roman tomb though more reliable historical examples are attributed to a manual published by Muslim engineer Al-Jazari in 1206. Since then there have been multitudes of different innovations and additional security features added to make them more reliable. Here we’ll look at how modern combination locks have upped the security and what to look for when you want some additional security for your own combination lock.

Basic Types

There are two basic types of combination locks (more…)

Safe Overview: GS592820 Second Amendment Gun Safe

The Safe & Vault Store’s own brand Second Amendment gun safe is a solid take on a timeless design and does exactly what it advertises. The basic concept is a classic gun cabinet with tiered shelving and a large capacity for long guns. Additionally this safe comes with more than sufficient burglar and fire protection. The biggest perk, however, is the price. Here we’ll look at some of the basic specifications so you can see just what you’d be getting with the Safe & Vault Store Second Amendment Gun Safe.


Outside: 59.00” H x 28.00” W x 20.00” D

Inside: 55.00” H x (more…)

Fire Classification and Safe Security

When it comes to safe security and the well being of your valuables in the event of a fire there are a lot of different factors to consider. One interesting characteristic of fire worth noting is its classification. Depending mostly on the combustible material (anything from metals to gas or cooking oils) there are a number of different classifications for fire with different average burn temperatures. This is one factor to consider when looking at fire resistant safe specifications and may also have an impact on where you store your safe. Here we’ll look at some of the basic characteristics for (more…)

Understanding Steel Alloys

Understanding what your safe is made from is an important aspect of ownership. Most safes nowadays are made from a variety of steel alloys, but what exactly does that mean? When there’s just a small wall of steel between your valuables and an eager burglar it’s important to have some confidence in your safe’s security and the material it is made from. Here we’ll look at how steel alloys are made and what sets them apart from pure metals.

Interesting to note is that steel by itself is already an alloy. A metal alloy simply means that it is made from 2 (more…)