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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Practicing Responsible Gun Safety: Investing In A Residential Gun Safe

by Vicki Burns

As a hunter, you understand the importance of making sure your rifles are kept in top condition.  Since you also happen to be a parent, ensuring that your guns are secure at all times also matters.  While there is the option of keeping the firearms in a cabinet or case, what about the idea of installing a gun safe in the home?  Here are some tips on selecting the right safe and why this type of security is so valuable to your home and family.

Why a Gun Safe?

According to Office of the Attorney General in the State of California Department of Justice, gun safes are one of the more common solutions for securing guns in a safe place.  While recognizing that the safes are among the more expensive solutions, the nature of these locked devices goes a long way in preventing access to guns by those who have no business touching them.

The Right Size and Design

Many people tend to think of home safes as being a square container that fits into a closet or is placed along a wall somewhere in the house.  What you may not know is that gun safes come in many different sizes.  This includes safes that include a gun rack inside that are perfect for holding rifles in place.  

These elongated safes can be covered with a veneer so they tend to blend in with other cabinetry.  You can also opt for a safe designed to be recessed in a wall or even in the floor.  The latter two options make it easy to hide the safe behind a piece of wall art or under an area rug.  This allows you simple access to the combination lock, but tends to discourage the kids or any intruders from getting to them with equal ease.

The Nature of the Lock

With a gun safe, you do want to work with a professional locksmith from a place like Top Security Locksmiths in order to equip it with a sturdy lock.  Combination locks are the more common solution, since they do not require keeping up with a key.  Keep in mind that the lack of a key also means curious little ones cannot take a peek at what is in the safe.  Unless they come across the combination by some means, you can rest assured your children cannot get to the guns without your supervision.

Essential Features

Your new safe should do more than prevent unauthorized access to your guns.  The safe must also protect those guns from damage.  This means choosing a safe that provides protection in the event of a fire or a flood.  Only consider models with thicker walls and doors to match.  The seal around the door should be air tight in order to provide the best results.  Remember that if you are going with a wall or floor safe, consider the depth of the device.  This will ensure that the safe can be put in place and be flush with the surrounding area.

Choosing a Place for the Safe

The question of where to have the locksmith service install the safe is also something to think about.  One approach to consider is having it installed in the master bedroom.  With either a wall or floor safe, this strategy ensures the guns are stored in a part of the home in which the adults are likely the only ones to enter on a frequent basis.  Should you become aware that someone has broken into the home during the night, you can lock the bedroom door, call the authorities, and then retrieve one of your guns for protection.  All this can be done without leaving the safety of your bedroom.

A report issued in 2014 as a joint effort of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America indicates that during the 12 month period between December 2012 and December 2013, at least 100 children died as the result of unintentional shootings in the home.  The report goes on to speculate that as many as two-thirds of those deaths could have been avoided if the guns had been stored securely.  

Do lot allow your child to become a statistic.  Call a locksmith today and invest in a gun safe.  It's the only responsible thing to do.