Gun Safes Alone Are Vulnerable
See Why Secrecy Is Critical – And How You Can Easily Attain High Level Security
As a gun owner, you know better than anyone how important it is to keep your firearms safe.
You may be asking yourself:
How do I keep my guns safely away from my kids?
How can I reach my guns in an emergency?
Where do I keep my gun collection without fear of burglars?
#1 Gun Security
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.
Firearms frequent targeting by thieves is true on the national scale, to a staggering degree. 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.
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:
So, Why doesn’t a safe alone work? Because a safe ONLY provides security, but a safe does NOT provide secrecy.
Not only does a giant gun safe by itself lack secrecy, it creates the opposite: the giant gun safe actually attracts criminals.
Invest in a secret door for complete peace of mind:
- A criminal can’t steal what they can’t find
- Visitors and workers won’t be fantasizing about what goods you have in your large safe
- Your guns are kept secure and secret. Place your current safe INSIDE a secret room for the ultimate protection
- A secret door is often cheaper than a high end safe, or you can place your existing safe in the secret room
#2 Gun Safety for your Family
As a firearm owner you’ve most likely spent a considerable amount of time teaching your family and those that are close to you about respecting a firearm.
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.
This is why keeping them out of reach is important.
As Project Child Safe writes describes in their guidelines:
Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage 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 secret closet room.
#3 Enjoying Your Firearm Collection
You’ve spent possibly thousands of dollars collecting just the right firearms with just the right features and customization. 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.
Our security-optimized Secret Doors systems start at $1,500 and fit in place of many door options found commonly found in homes, such as a closet or small room door.
Contact us to discuss your gun room and requirements, or click below to view our door selection.