What Lock is the Right Lock for Me?

A gun safe can never truly be secure without a high-quality lock to secure it. There are a couple different types of locks to choose from, but we’ll help you make the best decision for your needs when you invest in a Fort Knox gun safe.


What’s the Difference?

The main differences to keep in mind when choosing a lock come down to whether your lock is mechanical or electronic. A mechanical lock is just like it sounds; it relies on a series of levers and pulleys that are triggered by the input of a specific combination. No electricity needed, a tried-and-true method of protecting your valuables in your gun safe.

Electronic locks, on the other hand, are battery-powered and normally have a keypad where the combination is imputed. Although electronic gun safe locks are a newer development, it’s as secure as a mechanical lock.

The nitty-gritty details of how you choose your safe come next. Here are a few questions to think about when making your choice.

  • Do you want a safe lock that is easily accessible at night?
  • Does the look of the lock matter to you?
  • Which build, mechanical or electronic, makes you feel most secure?

Once you’ve found your answers, you’ll be in a great place to pick the lock that will work best with your personal needs and provide you the best security.


Get The Best With Fort Knox

Fort Knox safe locks are secure and stylish, giving you the traditional feel and style associated with quality safes and vaults. Choose between two options, the Electronic Lock Retro-Fit Kit or the Mechanical Lock Retro-Fit Kit. All Fort Knox electronic safe locks come with the option for 9 user-specific personalized combinations, keypad feedback with beep and LED display, and a programmable time display. This option is perfect for fast and simple safe access.

Fort Knox mechanical locks have similar mechanisms, but change your keypad to a traditional lock and key system. If electromagnetic pulse attacks (EMPs) disabling your safe or vault is a concern, the mechanical lock is a great way to ensure security and protection of your valuables. Additionally, purchasing a gun lock security light allows you to see your lock or keypad no matter the time of day or situation.

Your safe should be protected with the highest quality security available. Whether you choose a mechanical or electronic lock, Fort Knox has the perfect fit for you. Our American-made products provide the highest security available. Contact us today and find out which lock is right for you.

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