Five Features to Make Your Safe Even Better

While purchasing your own custom Fort Knox vault is a great first step in protecting your valuables, getting the right accessories for your safe is just as important. Depending on what is being stored in the safe, these accessories could be difference-makers in ensuring that your precious items remain in the best condition possible. Here are five features that will enhance your safe and make it easier to protect what you hold dear.


Humidity is an important factor to consider when storing any objects, especially paper materials and firearms. As previously mentioned in our article on dehumidifiers in gun safes, humidity can cause rust and corrosion in firearms and negatively impact their performance. Moisture also doesn’t mix well with paper documents, causing them to degrade over time. The best way to protect your valuables against humidity is to install a dehumidifier when designing your custom Fort Knox safe.

Drawer Systems

Whether you’re storing your prized gun collection, social security cards or birth certificates, the interior of your safe can be customized to suit your needs. For those interested in keeping small items like paper documents or jewelry, drawer systems are available for purchase from Fort Knox and can be installed directly into your safe.

LED Lights

When dealing with sensitive items like old records and firearms, it’s crucial to be able to see what you’re doing. This problem is also not exclusive to guns; it’s very hard to find that one file you need or the perfect piece of jewelry without a good light source. Adding LED Lights to your safe can help you see clearly into it when the room around you may be dimly lit.

Locks/Security Systems

All Fort Knox safes come with electronic keypad locks to prevent easy access from thieves and burglars. However, if you’re worried about an EMP disabling your lock, then you can retrofit it with a mechanical lock.

Pistol Boxes

Since a pistol box has its own lock, it provides an added level of security for your handguns. The carpet lining of a pistol safe also protects the firearm from scratches and damage. As stated in our article on choosing a handgun, a small pistol box gives you a lot of options as far as storage is concerned.


Some other accessories that you can purchase for your custom safe are velcro pistol holsters, a carpeted pedestal or inserts for your drawers. Since Fort Knox’s safes are tailor-made to your preferences, you can install as many of these accessories as you see fit. Explore the vault builder and build out the safe that’s right for you.

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