Are Gun Safes Waterproof? Protect your items from water damage.

Gun SafeAre gun safes waterproof? Our customers ask this question often and the truth is, there are NO gun safes that are truly “waterproof”. These same consumers are often misled by other companies and safe manufacturers that a waterproof gun safe exists. They claim that they have a seal around the door that will keep water out. Most good gun safes today use a “Palusol Seal” around the door named for the inventor. This expanding door seal expands to 5-7 times its size in the event of a fire. It is activated in temperatures between 212-302 degrees F.  The design of this seal is to keep heat (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…)

The Importance of Gun Safe Construction

When it comes to gun safes, it’s all about construction. Indeed, what the safe is made of and how it is all put together should be one of the first things you look at. Many safes appear safe, giving the illusion of impenetrability. However, while this does deter some people, such as amateur burglars just looking for a quick buck, the simple look of security does not do the trick. So when you are looking for the perfect gun safe, be sure to follow these steps while you’re narrowing down the big boys from the lightweights.

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It’s All About the Material

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Do I Need A Large Gun Safe?

Buyer’s Guide: Do I Really Need a Large Safe?

Folks have always said that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. This is especially the case with gun safes. People all over the country believe that the biggest safes are the best safes. But what most people don’t recognize is that this not necessarily the case. Big safes are not only more expensive, but could also present a special challenge which may or may not result in numerous difficulties. Before you start shopping around for the biggest gun safe, you first need to ask yourself why this kind of a purchase (more…)

Silica Bags Protect Against Moisture

Since most safes are not waterproof, condensation can build up inside damaging the safes contents. Silica (desiccant) bags absorb moisture and can keep your valuables protected from mold, mildew, corrosion and water damage.

Placing your safe in a moisture-prone area, such as a garage, can increase the chances of moisture damage to the safe’s contents.

Silica gel is the most commonly used material in desiccant bags because it has the highest absorption capacity of commercial desiccants. Silica can also absorb up to 40% of its weight in moisture.

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SafeandVaultStore.com recommends that you purchase silica bags in place of a dehumidifier which can damage your (more…)

Store your Firearms in a Gun Safe

Many fatal firearm accidents and suicides occur when children and teenagers discover guns at home that have been left loaded and not secured in a gun safe. While over 22 million children live in households that have at least one gun, keeping a firearm in the home is a serious decision and one that should not be made lightly. Even households that do not have children should be aware that a relative, loved one or friend could discover a loaded firearm when visiting.

Some ways to prevent that are:

  • Safe storage of guns in a gun safe.

  • Taking qualified gun safety courses for you (more…)