GunVault Gun Safes pt. 2

GunVault Gun Safes

Studies have show that as Gun Safes become more affordable, they’re becoming as easily penetrable. Here are five essential features that you’ll want to consider prior to purchasing a gun safe: combination locks, metal thickness, good burglar/fire ratings, sturdy anchors and a specialized interior.

Burglary Gun Safe Ratings

Burglar safes are usually made of solid steel plate or a combination of solid steel and composite fill material such as concrete or any other very solid, hard metal. All Department of Justice Regulatory Gun Safe Standards  regulatory standards require a gun safe to meet the following standards including:

1) Shall be able to fully contain firearms and provide for their secure storage.

2) Shall have a locking system consisting of at minimum a mechanical or electronic combination lock. The mechanical and/or electrical combination used by the safe will usually have about 10,000 different possible combination consisting of a minimum three numbers, letters, or symbols. The lock also needs to be protected by a case-hardened (60+) drill-resistant steel plate, or drill-resistant material.

3) The bolt-work needs to consist of at least three steel locking bolts of at least ½ inch thickness that intrude from the door of the safe into the body of the safe or from the body of the safe into the door.

4) Simply put the lock needs to be available for repeated use. The exterior walls need to me made of at least 12-gauge thick steel for a single-walled safe. The doors need to be at least minimum of two layers of 12-gauge steel, or one layer of 7-gauge steel compound.

5) The door hinges need to be protected to prevent the removal of the door. Some protective features include: hinges not exposed to the outside, interlocking door designs, dead bars, jeweler’s lugs and active or inactive locking bolts.

The Gunvault GV2000C – STD Multi Safe is a considered to be rock solid construction, the outside is constructed from 16-gauge steel and the high-Strength lock mechanism performs reliably. The foolproof security features include  precise fittings are virtually impossible to pry open with hand tools. The Gunvault GV2000C – STD Multi Safe also includes a built-in computer which blocks access after repeated invalid keypad entries and a tampering indicator alerts you to invalid entry attempts. The Advanced Access features also includes a Conveniently located keypad is easy to use and a unique No-Eyes Keypad allows for quick access. Other Advanced Access features also include audio feedback confirming each correct data keypad entry and an audio disable option adds the security of operating in silent mode.

Sturdy Anchors

Anchoring a gun safe is a necessity after you’ve made your final gun safe purchase. The gun safe must always be properly bolted down  so there’s no way anyone can wrangle that safe easily out of your house, never underestimate the resourcefulness of a highly determined burglar. Concrete provides the most secure gun safe anchor and should be the preferred anchor for mounting a your safe. When mounting a gun safe in concrete always remember to mount using  1/2” concrete bolts or larger, and use more than one bolt, four bolts for mounting is ideal for mounting a gun safe. Always remember when anchoring a gun safe to a wooden floor, you should always anchor one or more bolts into a foundation support beam.

Specialized Interior

Some gun safes even allow you to create personalized or specialized interior within the gun safe. Some of those specialized interiors include additional built-in gun racks, interior lighting can also be useful and mirrors in the rear wall, which helps brighten up the place. The Gunvault Nano 100 Handgun Safe is a compact, secure and affordable handgun storage safe solution and is perfect for home, travel or concealed-weapon permit holders. The Gunvault Nano 100 Handgun Safe also features an easy-to-operate key lock system and is made of an 18-gauge steel construction and 1/2-inch per side thick memory foam interior. The Gunvault Nano 100 Handgun Safe meets all TSA airline firearm guidelines and fits discreetly in a bag, briefcase, desk or under a carseat.

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GunVault Gun Safes

GunVault Gun Safes

Gun safes are defined as a “secure and protective storage container for one or more firearms, and, or ammunition for those guns.” Most gun safe’s are primarily designed for preventing access from unauthorized or unqualified individuals, burglary protection, and to protect the contents from damage during a flood, fire, or natural disaster. In most states access prevention is required by law through the use of a gun lock, metal gun cabinet, or gun safe. Today Gun safes have largely replaced the use of the finely wood stained, glass gun cabinets, that were primarily used for displaying gun collections.

Studies have show that as gun safes become more affordable, they’re becoming as easily penetrable. Here are five essential features that you’ll want to consider prior to purchasing a gun safe: combination locks, metal thickness, good burglar/fire ratings, sturdy anchors and a specialized interior.

Combination Locks

Some simple gun safe’s can be priced ranging from as little as $200-300 to more than $5000. The varying prices are dependent upon several different features including the combination lock, often the priciest locks can be specialized to include a larger number of locks, digital and manual combination, key-locking handles or even biometric locks. Although while a more sophisticated locking mechanism may take burglars a long time to crack the combination too or even deter altogether, it will also slow you down especially in a hurry. Some of the most powerful safes will utilize an interlocking dead bolt system that will bolt itself in place when its under attack and may also contain a hard steel plates that will shatter drill bits during a drill invasion. The GunVault Multi Bio GVB 2000 uses biometrics, specifically fingerprint recognition, to access the safe content. The Gunvault Multi Bio GVB 2000 has a high-performance algorithm is used to achieve speedy identification of enrolled fingerprints and also a a very low False Reject Rate (FRR) for a given False Accept Rate. The GunVault system includes a 16-gauge steel housing, foam lining on the inside and a Tamper-proof, spring-loaded door.

Metal Thickness

Typically, it’s always a good idea to find out what the metal thickness of a gun safe before you decide to purchase. In most cases the thicker the metal, the greater the cost of the gun safe. The typical 18-16 gauge metal safe is very thin and can be penetrated very easily, it is also much more affordable and has a a half-inch steel door and a quarter-inch steel body. However, if your seeking quality metal you’ll need to inspect the UL label, which will either be on the top or side of the door inside the safe. The UL label represents Underwriter’s Laboratories, an independent product safety certification organization. The UL label verifies the safes against a burglar attacks as well as fire endurance, fire and impact and explosion hazards. As a side note, be aware the thickness of metal equals more weight, meaning you’ll need a sturdy floor to support a heavy safe. The Gunvault GV2000C – STD Multi Safe is known for its ROCK-SOLID CONSTRUCTION. The Gunvault GV2000C – STD Multi Safe is constructed on the outside with 16-guage steel and the soft foam on the inside protects valuables. The gun safe also has a high-strength lock mechanism performs reliably. The Gunvault GV2000C – STD Multi Safe also includes many customizable features such as battery power provides maximum security and easy portability and the optional high-strength security cable secures GunVault in home, car, RV, office or motel.

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