A rifle safe can be a wise investment for those looking to secure their firearms or other valuables. Far from being limited to just storing rifles or other guns, rifle safes can take on the role of a traditional bank safety deposit box as well, and since they can be kept at your own home or place of business, you will have easy access to your items of value.
Burglary statistics for the U.S. show that a home is broken into every 14 seconds. With a rifle safe, you can relax while on vacation or business trip without worrying about the security of your firearms, jewelry, important documents, or other valuables. Even if you don’t a have home security system, the heavy-duty construction of these kinds of safes will ensure your items are protected. If you happen to have children, you don’t have to worry about them coming into contact with or handling your firearms; a rifle safe will help keep your children free from harm.
Rifle safes are available in various sizes and with various options. Understandably, the more you pay determines the range of features that are available. Thickness of the body, strength of the hinges, and locking mechanism complexity are what determine how easily a safe can be broken into. Some of the better models have what is called a cam locking system which allows for maximum security while also allowing for easy opening after entering the combination. In addition, most rifle safes offer fire resistance, ensuring the items inside will be safe from fire and heat damage for a certain amount of time – usually measured in minutes – which generally increases with the price of safe and the amount and kind of insulation inside.
The features of the safe interior are another factor to consider. If you are only storing rifles and shotguns, then all you need is rack space inside, but the storage of other items may require shelf space as well. The more deluxe models offer plenty of both.
Finally, rifle safes come with a surprising range of exteriors. If you will be keeping the safe in a utility room or garage, the kind of exterior the safe has is probably not important, but there many models that are designed to blend in and look attractive in any room of your house. Some even come with attractive game scenes painted onto or etched into the finish.
A rifle safe is a great choice for those looking to keep their firearms and other valuables secure in the convenience of their own home or office. With a wide range of features available, it helps to know exactly what you will be storing in the safe before deciding what features you will need. The security that a gun safe offers, however, will make your purchase well worth the cost.