Know the Difference: 8 Types of Gun Safes

Know the Difference: 8 Types of Gun Safes

Looking for a surefire way to keep your firearms safe? There’s no better way than with a gun safe. Designed to provide the optimal amount of protection for your guns, you can rely on a gun safe to keep firearms out of the hands of thieves and curious children while also ensuring they aren’t damaged by fire, water, or other elements. But every gun, and every gun owner, is different. That’s why it’s important to know the differences between the various types of gun safes before you buy one.

If you’ll be shopping for a Fort Knox vault, there are many different options available to you for firearm storage. Each offers a different level of protection for your guns, and you can find features such as an advanced locking system or a fire-rated safe depending on your exact needs.

Additionally, when shopping for a gun vault to boost your home security, you have the option of designing a custom gun safe to meet your precise needs. Before making your decision, take the time to get to know your choices so you can be sure you’re investing in the right home security.

Types of Gun Vaults

Today’s market offers many more options than were previously available when it comes to buying a gun vault. Advanced materials and technology have made it possible for you to receive superior protection for your guns, keeping them out of harm’s way in a variety of situations.

Among the most popular types of gun vaults now available are biometric gun safes. These technologically-advanced safes feature locking systems, using an individual’s fingerprint to open rather than a combination or passcode. With the likelihood of two people having the same fingerprint being about 1 in 64 million, you can be sure a biometric safe will keep out anyone who isn’t authorized to be inside.

A fireproof gun safe such as the Protector Vault from Fort Knox, which comes with a reinforced fire door, offers added protection in the event of a fire. A fire rated safe can be important as a house fire can reach 1200 Fahrenheit in just ten minutes, while some guns can begin to melt at 800 Fahrenheit.

An in-wall gun vault not only saves space but also ensures your entire safe won’t be stolen. Other space-saving options are available as well. Corner vaults are designed to fit neatly into the corner of a room, keeping them out of the way while still offering plenty of storage.

If you need protection from thieves but don’t have the ability to install an in-wall gun vault, you can find hidden safes that can be disguised as ordinary household items. Under-bed safes are available to help you store your guns out of sight from potential thieves as well.

Those who need the maximum amount of protection can consider heavy-duty gun vault options such as the Defender Vault, which features a thick Zolatone finish. The Maverick Vault is another great choice, providing heavy-duty security for a great value.

Additional options include truck and car safes, which allow you to safely keep your gun with you even when you’re on the go. Meanwhile, if you want to be sure your gun is safe while still being within reach in an emergency, a nightstand gun safe might be the way to go.

Gun Vault Features

Regardless of the type of safe you’re buying, whether looking for weapon storage or seeking standard home safes, one thing to take note of is the items’ features. For example, a Fort Knox safe may come with a variety of additional features. Knowing the protection these features offer will help you make the right decision and allow you to build a custom safe that meets all of your needs.

Among the first things to take note of, even before choosing a gun vault, is the size you need. Those who need to protect one or two guns may only need a small safe, while others with large collections will want to be sure to get a gun vault that will house most of if not all of their guns. Likewise, you will want to take the weight of the gun safe into consideration. An option like the Spartan Vault is available in sizes ranging from 10 CU.FT. to 69 CU.FT., making it easy to find the right size.

Another thing to look at is the security offered by the safe’s lock. Even if you do not plan to purchase a high-tech option such as a biometric safe, a good gun vault should still have an advanced level of lock protection. The Executive Vault offers a superior 5-to-1 patented gear drive in its locking system for more reliable security.

When buying a gun vault always be sure to check out the quality of the item’s construction. Things to look out for include basics such as interior hinges. Other features include secure bolting systems, like the precise bolt pattern of Fort Knox’s Guardian Vault. Thick steel plates and a steel inner lining, as found on the Titan Vault and top-of-the-line Legend Vault, also help ensure your guns’ security.

And finally, remember that one of the best things you can do is look for a gun safe with a lifetime warranty. You want to be sure that if anything does happen to your safe you have some backup.

Are you ready to get started and ensure you have optimal gun security? If so, there’s no better time than now to check out the selection at Fort Knox. Build and price your vault today!

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