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    Best Gun Safes for an Apartment

    Best Gun Safes for an Apartment  

    If you live in an apartment, you're probably wondering about the best way to secure your guns. It's not like you can easily bring a heavy 2000-pound gun safe up to your multi-story apartment. You also have limitations with being able to bolt it down and space where to put it. If you have children in your home, it's even more critical that your guns are locked and kept out of the wrong hands. So what kind of gun safes will work for an apartment? Here are some of our favorite choices.


    #1 SecureIt Agile Heavy Duty Ultralight Gun Safes

    There are two sizes of the SecureIt Agile Heavy Duty Ultralight Gun Safes. Both models are lightweight and an excellent choice for an apartment gun safe. Just because they are lightweight doesn't mean they are not heavy-duty. They can be taken apart and put back together using internal bolts, making them modular and portable.

    The primary way to get access to your weapons is the keypad entry. Just enter in your 6-digit code, open the door, and you can access your gun in an emergency. An override key is available in case you forget your combination or something happens to the lock.

    SecureIt has a unique storage system inside called CradleGrid. It is modular and allows you to put many different accessories for complete customization. You can add modular accessories such as bins, pistol pegs, and even shelves can be added for full customization.  


    Outside: 40.00" H x 20.00" W x 15.00" D

    Outside: 52.00" H x 20.00" W x 15.00" D


    Pros

    1. Under $1,000
    2. Lightweight to bring up to a multi-story apartment
    3. High quality and was designed for the US military
    4. Quick access 6-digit code with a key backup
    5. Modular with many accessories
    6. Stores rifles with scope attached

    Cons

    1. No fire rating
    2. Limited capacity for those that have more than six rifles
    3. Lightweight in that it can be carried off if someone breaks into your apartment

     


    #2 SnapSafe Titan Modular Gun Safe

    Here is another option for those who want a modular apartment gun safe. The SnapSafe Titan Modular Gun Safe comes in pieces and can be assembled yourself in just minutes. No additional tools are needed. It holds up to 12 rifles and has a 1-hour fire rating tested at outside temperatures up to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. It offers quick access with the Securam UL Listed Digital Lock and a separate EMP-proof mechanical key backup behind the keypad. With additional security features and a Lifetime Warranty, this is an excellent choice for a gun safe for your apartment.

    Outside: 59.00" H X 22.00" W X 17.50" D (Add 3" for handle)


    Pros

    1. Modular and can be assembled in minutes
    2. 1 Hour Fire Rated
    3. Quick access with the Securam UL Listed Digital Lock
    4. EMP-proof mechanical key backup
    5. Holds up to 12 rifles
    6. It fits in a closet with outside dimensions of 59" H x 22" W x 17.50" D
    7. Larger modular sizes are also available
    8. Heavy so that someone cannot remove it from your apartment if they break in
    9. Lifetime warranty

    Cons

    1. It weighs 400 pounds when completely assembled and is hard to move without taking it apart
    2. More expensive than some of the other options listed

     


    #3 SnapSafe Under Bed Safe Gun Safes

    SnapSafe makes two models of under-bed gun safes that hold rifles. The benefit of an under-bed gun safe is that it takes advantage of space you are not currently using for storage and is perfect for an apartment. The slide-out drawer accommodates firearms, jewelry, documents, and more. A digital lock with key backup allows for quick access to your guns in an emergency. To secure them to a solid surface like a bed post, each model has a 3-foot security cable that adds security.

    Outside: 6.00" H x 40.00" W x 22.00" D

    Outside: 7.00" H X 48.00" W X 24.00" D


    Pros

    1. Takes advantage of space you are not currently using for storage
    2. Slide-out drawer
    3. Digital Lock with key backup allows for quick access
    4. Provided with a 3-foot security cable for additional security
    5. Hidden from view
    6. All your items, including firearms, jewelry, and documents, are all in one place

    Cons

    1. It may not fit under your bed if it isn't off the floor or is not tall enough
    2. No fire rating

     


    #4 Hornady Compact Safe Ready Vault with WiFi


    Hornady makes 2 Compact Safe sizes in a rifle safe. These models are the perfect size for an apartment gun safe. Both models offer WiFi connectivity that sends you an alert when the safe is unlocked. Patented RFID technology opens the safe faster than a keypad or biometrics. You can also unlock using the RFID tags (watchband, key fob, or decals). The inside is configurable, and many accessories are available for the interior. The tamper-proof, heavy-duty steel construction with five hardened locking lugs provides confident protection of rifles and valuables.

    Outside: 52.20" H x 10.00" W x 10.00" D (Add 1.70" for handle)

    Hornady 98196WIFI Compact Safe Ready Vault with WIFI

    Outside: 52.20" H x 20.00" W x 15.10" D (Add 1.70" for handle)

    Hornady 98195WIFI Rapid Safe Ready Vault with WIFI

    Pros

    1. The larger model is lightweight but heavy-duty enough to make it harder to take out of your apartment
    2. Quick access with RFID tags, keypad, or key override
    3. Adaptable storage and many accessory options to choose from
    4. Heavy-duty tamper-proof construction
    5. Use the Hornady Security app to receive an alert when the safe is unlocked
    6. Small enough to fit inside of a close

    Cons

    1. The smaller model has limited capacity
    2. No fire rating

     


    #5 Vaultek WiFi Biometric Smart Rifle Safes

    There are three sizes of the Vaultek WiFi Biometric Smart Rifle Safes. Not only are they smart, but they are lightweight and small enough to fit in a closet in most apartments. They can hold rifles and handguns and are modular with accessories to customize your needs. You can open these in 4 ways. Biometric using your fingerprint, code, nano key button, or backup key.

    Outside: 50.00" H x 14.00" W x 7.50" D

    Outside: 54.00" H x 14.00" W x 11.70" D

    Outside: 54.00" H x 14.00" W x 16.00" D


    Pros

    1. Lightweight to bring up to a multi-story apartment
    2. Perfect sizes for an apartment
    3. Smart technology with the Vaultek WiFi Smartphone App
    4. Quick access
    5. Modular with many accessories

    Cons

    1. No fire rating
    2. Limited capacity
    3. Lightweight in that it can be carried off if someone breaks into your apartment
    4. Higher price
    5. Often sold out due to how popular they are

     


    There are many great choices for an apartment gun safe

    Just consider that you will be giving up the weight, the ability to bolt them down or mount them to a wall and the capacity. But, at least you have some great options to still secure your firearms. Try to find a suitable location to hide your gun safe in your apartment so that if someone does break in, they will have a hard time finding it—places like in your closet, under your bed, or even behind a piece of furniture. Or, if the option exists, use a security cable to secure it to a solid surface.

    If you are still unable to find something that fits what you are looking for, feel free to reach out to us via e-mail, chat, or phone at 800-207-2259. Our safe experts will find you the perfect gun safe for your apartment.

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    Dominic Schwebs

    Dominic Schwebs, a home safety and security expert with over 15 years of experience is the Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manager of the Safe and Vault Store. He thoroughly understands the art of building brand awareness and skillful product marketing using the power of social media, crafting informative and engaging blogs, producing podcasts, YouTube videos, and more. Driven by the desire to provide the ultimate user experience, he has helped to build safeandvaultstore.com into a top-selling, nationally recognized e-commerce site. He is tireless in his pursuit of creatively expanding content, educating about home and business safes and vaults, and taking the website to the next level. Dominic is proud to live, work, and call Spokane, WA home.

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