Keep Your Firearms Concealed In Hidden Safes
Gun safes are an excellent way to keep your firearms concealed from criminals. A house is broken into at the rate of almost 4 every minute in the United States – that adds up to about 2 million burglaries a year! When thieves break in, they will be moving fast, they want to be in and out of your place within 10 minutes at the most; they will be looking for high value items that can be taken easily: , such as computers, cash, jewelry, collectibles, and guns. If your guns are in a decorative display case, all a thief has to do, even if you have locked the case, is break the glass and take your firearms. A gun safe is one way to handle this problem, but even gun safes can be broken into. Another solution is to hide your guns, what a burglar can’t see he can’t steal.
Wall And Floor Safes
Everyone is familiar with the wall safe hidden behind a painting, and this is still a very good option for concealing handguns and other valuables. It is very unlikely that a thief will take the time to peek behind every picture in the house, he’s moving quickly, remember. Floor safes are another good option for hiding guns. These fit into the space between joists or are embedded in concrete. Most floor safes are only large enough for a pistol or two, but some are also available that can be used to store some long guns. Floor safes generally come with a dust cover which will make the safe flush with the floor; this makes it easy to conceal the safe beneath carpeting.
• The Cannon Keypad Wall Vault is an easy way to provide a secure place to put your handgun. This safe is 4” deep and 14” both high and wide. A keypad lock keeps the steel safe closed until you want to access it and 2 LED lights let you find what you want fast. One nice feature to this safe is that it has a hidden compartment in the bottom.
• Herakles Research Corporation makes a series of floor safes that are long enough to accommodate a long gun. The FS-400 is a floor safe with a length of 48”, a width of 14”, and a depth of 10”. Keep in mind that floor safes can become damp through condensation, so put a bag of desiccants into the safe to absorb moisture.
Other Approaches To Hidden Safes
Keeping your firearms and other valuables safe can sometimes require some ingenuity. Several other approaches to hidden safes can go a long way to providing security. While the location of most hidden safes will be known to family members, these safes will be virtually undetectable to visitors both welcome and unwelcome.
• BedBunker is a unique and completely unseen way to store your guns. Most criminals will never suspect that your rifles and shotguns are safely hidden beneath your mattress. Another product from Herakles, BedBunkers are available in every size from twin bed to California king size. You can store up to 32 long guns and 70 handguns in a BedBunker, and they have a great fire rating, too.
• HSI, Hidden Safes, Inc., has a number of possibilities to enable you to keep your guns, jewelry, and money from prying eyes. This company can construct safes within your walls that will be hidden behind pegboards, bookcases, or a secret door that will be undetectable. This company handles the installation completely themselves, so that no one in your neighborhood or town will have any idea of the existence of your hidden safe.