Do I Need A Large Gun Safe?

Buyer’s Guide: Do I Really Need a Large Safe?

Folks have always said that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. This is especially the case with gun safes. People all over the country believe that the biggest safes are the best safes. But what most people don’t recognize is that this not necessarily the case. Big safes are not only more expensive, but could also present a special challenge which may or may not result in numerous difficulties. Before you start shopping around for the biggest gun safe, you first need to ask yourself why this kind of a purchase Continue reading

Product Overview: Barska AX11620 Biometric Safe

If you want to talk about some terrific enhancements to your security, look no further than biometrics. What better security can you think of then a lock which opens with nothing more than just your fingerprint? It’s secure, convenient, and easy to remember! Naturally, when you are in a position to make the extra investment, you have to make sure that it will work properly and you don’t have to worry about things like hacking. For biometric safes, the Barska AX11620 compact is without compare.

The Best Way to Help Your Items Stay Safe

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Why You Need a Dehumidifier

You may or may not believe it, but gun safes are not as impenetrable as they may seem. Yes, they may stop robbers from getting to your weapons or important documents. They may stop fires right in their tracks. They might even be able to keep moths from eating everything. But there is one type of invader which they cannot stop: an extremely small one which can squeeze into the tiniest of spaces.

The Invisible Enemy

We are talking about humidity. Humidity is something which any gun owner knows they have to control or it will cause some irreparable damage to your guns. Continue reading

Burglar Rating Overview

When it comes to home and commercial safes there are a lot of different classifications and security ratings to help give you a better idea of exactly what you’re getting. However, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to understand all of the different acronyms and abbreviations. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common security ratings and exactly what they mean.

What is UL?

You might have noticed that a lot of security ratings for safes begin with ‘UL.’ This stands for ‘Underwriter’s Laboratories’ which is one of the largest safety consulting and certification companies in the United Continue reading

How Do Custom Safes Differ From the Rest?

When you are shopping around for better ways to secure your belongings, you cannot get any better than a custom safe. After all, what kind of a thief would it take to crack open something he doesn’t even recognize or cannot find? Anybody outside of a cat burglar would be hard pressed to accomplish such a feat. We might even be inclined to be impressed if somebody is able to break open a custom safe. But you might be wondering: In what ways can something as impenetrable as a safe be customized? Let’s answer this question in detail now.

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Tips for Transporting a Large Safe

Though perhaps best left to professionals there are a number of effective ways to transport a large safe yourself or with a bit of help from some friends. Of course, this is no trivial matter and takes a bit of preparation and above all else a lot of safety precautions. Here we’ll look at some different methods for moving a large safe and some tips to keep in mind to do so safely.

Preparation

Firstly, it’s a good idea to empty the safe before moving it. Safely store any valuables elsewhere so that they won’t get banged around during the move or add Continue reading

Most Valuable Substances on Earth

When it comes to valuable substances you might be surprised to know that there’s a long list above gold and even a few materials valued over diamonds in terms of its value to weight ratio. Though many of the world’s most valuable substances are gems and precious metals there are also a few unique substances in the higher echelons with medical or scientific applications or even foods. Here we’ll look at some of the world’s most valuable substances and you might even find yourself reconsidering how you stock your safe.

Foods

Though it’s not exactly recommended to keep food or other perishables in Continue reading

How Secure Mailboxes Protect Against Identity Theft

When you think of the word “mailbox,” your mind most likely goes straight to the street-situated mailboxes in which you receive 90% junk mail, 2% letters from friends and family during the holidays, and 8% small packages. However, we are also willing to bet that you have no security on that mailbox, either. You might be wondering at this point: “Why are you mentioning this? We don’t seriously need security on the mailbox. That’s so pointless!”

A Criminal Epidemic

The fact of the matter, though, is that it’s not entirely pointless. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States, with Continue reading

History of Locking Mechanisms

Have you ever wondered about the history of locks? Safes and locks are about as old as mankind has had a need to protect possessions and have a long and interesting history of innovation. Though there’s some debate about the oldest known lock most experts agree it’s at least several millennia old and even resembled a modern tumbler lock in some aspects. Here we’ll look at the beginning of locking mechanisms and how they have changed throughout time to arrive at the trusted steel you use to keep your valuables safe.

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The Rules of Bolts and Locks

No matter where you go, the first line of defense for your home is the door. It keeps out everything from pests to the elements to burglars seeking to rob you of your good fortune and name. Oftentimes, the quality of the door and its lock system is all it takes to keep intruders out of your house. So it is extremely important that you find the appropriate lock and deadbolt to install on your door. Many different types are available though one deadbolt may look similar to another. So here are some things you should be aware of.

A Plague of Continue reading