In today’s society, purchasing a gun or any firearm must be licensed, and at the same time, one should have the responsibility of keeping it in a secure place. Firearms are dangerous if left unsecured in the hands of children or thieves. Keeping it very secure in a fireproof gun safe is the best way to keep it out of reach from anyone unauthorized to use it. Before buying a fireproof gun safe, consider the ff. factors:
1. The Size of Your Gun Safe
There are different safes for firearms that can be considered. There is a much longer and bigger rifle safe for storing 3 to 5 rifles and other valuables as well. There is also a much smaller gun safe for handguns that can also accommodate other valuables as well. Whatever size you choose, you need to be aware of how much valuables you need to keep inside of it as well.
2. Purchasing a Gun Safe
If you plan on keeping legal documents and films, and other computer media items as well, it is better to invest in a gun safe that have a much higher temperature range. Paper and films can easily be charred, and the best way to keep them secure is having a safe which won’t damage these valuables easily.
3. Maximum Burn Time
How long do you need the safe to be fireproof? Fireproof safes range from one to three hours burn time before it can infiltrate the contents of the safe. Determine how far you are from the fire station and where your house resides. Are you living in a provincial area or within the city? If you are within the city, chances are you are located near a fire station. If you are in a provincial area, it would take much time for a fire truck to extinguish the fire. Thus, you would need a much longer burn time for a safe.
4. Kind of security lock to be used
A combination safe has security locks ranging from simple to complex. If you want to have a safe which cannot be opened easily, you can keep all your valuables like jewelry and cash. On the other hand, if you need to open the safe using a much simpler combination lock, you can keep valuables that you think you need to have access easily.
5. Location of your safe
Before purchasing a safe, imagine where you want your safe to be located. If it is on the upper floor of your house, can it secure the heavy weight of a much bigger safe? If you want it on the first floor, you can try an in-floor safe that is firmly bolted on the ground. This is much more secure and safe.
Just remember all these factors mentioned before purchasing any fireproof gun safe. Try to research about different kinds of fireproof gun safes, compare and ask the differences and canvas as well. It is better knowing what kind of fireproof gun safe you will be needing, than investing in something that is impractical for you.