Sunday, September 25, 2011

What to Look for in a Gun Safe - Part 1

When investing in a gun safe, you want to make sure you pick out the right one, with the features you need and the size and capabilities you're looking for. Here are some tips for choosing the right safe for you! When you're ready, call us at Welter Lock & Safe!

  • The safe you buy should come equipped with heavy duty linkage that is capable of withstanding tremendous amounts of torque through the handle without damaging the lock system or shear pins.
  • Don't be impressed with multiple locking pins. The heart of the locking system and how it is protected is much more important.
  • The safe you buy should have hard plate protecting the combination box. It should also have a hard plate protecting the independent re-lock, or the entire locking area.
  • Make sure the hard plate is not directly welded to the door. It is very important that your raised mounting plate be made in a fashion where it is welded firmly to the door and the hard plate slips in between the mounting plate and the surface of the door. The combination box is then bolted to the mounting plate. Welds to the mild steel are many times stronger than are welds to hard plate.
  • To help avoid moisture problems, your safe should be made in a fashion that will allow weather stripping around the door. Fire safes should come equipped with a fire gasket. 

    Source: SturdySafe

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