Between locks and alarms, we go to great lengths to protect our valuables. And there is no shortage of products available to help us do that! Yet according to Los Angeles Times survey, less than ½ of all gun owners store their weapons securely. This means more than half the guns in the United States are accessible by theft or some other unauthorized person.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Owning and utilizing a gun safe is the most effective way to protect your firearms. Let’s consider some of the dangers you are avoiding by owning a quality gun safe:
- Theft – Guns are an alluring target for a thief. They are easy to sell on the street and bring in a big profit. Having your guns secured in a safe is a major deterrent. A thief knows they have to work quickly and likely not spend the time trying to open a locked safe. Now, there are some of you thinking, “I want my gun OUT to defend myself against that would-be thief!”. The majority of home invasions take place between 10AM-3PM when most homes are empty. Leaving your gun out only makes it more accessible to the thief.
- Fire Resistance – There are over 350,000 house fires in the United States every year, causing over $6.9 billion dollars in damage and property loss. This is a major selling point for gun safes. Each safe has a rating that explains how long it can withstand the heat of a fire without the internal contents being affected. The higher the rating, the longer it will protect your arms.
- Natural Disasters – Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes: floods, hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, extreme temperatures, landslides, wildfires. No region is immune to the effects of nature. Should you be in a situation where you have to evacuate your home, you want to know that the valuables you are leaving behind are as safe as they can be. Thinking of taking your guns with you? Emergency shelters are usually established at schools, where regulations prohibiting firearms remain in effect.
- Secure Other Valuables – Gun safes can hold more than just guns! This is a convenient place for you to safely store your jewelry, important documents, and any other valuables you need to keep secure.
Thinking of purchasing your first gun safe? There is much to know and ask before buying. Let the professionals at Tri-State Lock help guide you in making a purchase that will keep your firearms, valuables, and family safe and secure.