The Three Problems:
Gun Safes Attract Criminals
Many times it’s innocent: a cleaning lady, repairman, gardener or even child’s friend may absentmindedly mention to the wrong person that they saw a large safe in your home today.
Point Burglars To Your Valuables
An obvious safe is like gift wrapping to a burglar who breaks in to your house. Why spend their time searching your home when they know where the valuables are?
Surprisingly Easy to Break In To
If burglars can’t break in through the front, they’ll try the side. Or they may carry out the entire safe. Why put your valuables to the test of a criminal’s skills?
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Firearm’s frequent targeting by thieves is true on the national scale, to a staggering degree. Many locations used for long term gun storage is highly at risk. As The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports:
“An average of 232,400 firearms are stolen each year from households. 68% of property crimes involve firearm theft”
– 2010 National Crime Victimization Survey by BJS.
As SafeWise.com, a popular security website, details: “Make no mistake, burglars crave this most commonly stolen item. But the last thing you want is for your stolen weapon to be used by a criminal in the commission of a crime“. You value your guns, but unfortunately thieves do too – and they know where to look.
Why you can’t solely rely on a gun safe
Recently, Channel 5 NBC of St. Louis completed a fascinating study: they received written responses from 86 convicted thieves serving time in jail – revealing how they broke in to houses. One inmate made a tragic point for proud gun owners about how he determined which houses to break in to:
“NRA sticker on car bumper = Lots of guns to steal”
– written in the KSDK Interview.
As another convicted thief said:
“I would leave everything else to get this – nothing means more to me than the SAFE“
– written in the KSDK Interview.Think a large safe is secure? Think again. Once found, with the right, simple tools, it’s shockingly easy to break in to a gun safe.
Install A Secret Door
Hide A Gun Safe or Entire Gun Room
Invest in a secret door to create a hidden gun room:
- Visitors won’t fantasize about safe’s contents
- You control knowledge of valuables
- Place any size safe INSIDE secret room
- Criminals can’t steal what they can’t find
- Beautifully display firearm collection
Common Doors Clients Replace With Secret Door System:
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Gun Safety for your Family
As a firearm owner you’ve most likely spent a considerable amount of time teaching your family and others close to you about respecting firearms.
Still, as a concerned parent you’ve probably heard the horror stories and want to make sure your young child doesn’t inadvertently get a hold of your guns.
Keeping firearms out of reach is critical.
As Project Child Safe writes describes in their guidelines:
Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or lockable gun case when not in use, ensuring they are in a location inaccessible by children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission.
As the NRA recommends, it’s not enough to rely on basic safety features, as they say:
“Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns…. mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail.”
Therefore, we recommend to our clients to place their guns somewhere that isn’t visible or accessible to children. This could be hidden in locked safes, covert furniture, or in our recommendation a convenient but hidden space, such as a hidden gun room.
Enjoying Your Firearm Collection
You’ve spent possibly thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours collecting just the right firearms with just the right features. You’re also proud of your gun collection — why keep it hidden from yourself in a small safe?
You should be able to fully enjoy your collection while knowing everything is secure and secret from criminals while also safe for your family. Using a secret door provides this and a room or closet full of space to display your firearms just how you would like.
This allows you ample space to display your firearms just to your preference. All sorts of modular gun storage can be utilized, using many combinations of horizontal gun racks, lockable gun cases, modular walls, etc.