- When buying a FIRE RESISTANT gun safe, be certain that the fire insulation used is of a very high quality, such as ceramic. Avoid safes with dead air spaces. Safes using ceramic blanket or bulk ceramic pressed right up against the wall of the safe is a far better method of insulating.
- Safes with fully recessed doors give better protection against pry bars and porta-powers.
- Be sure your safe has heavy exterior wall that is at least 1/8" thick for burglary protection.
- The fire liner should be U.L. listed ceramic fiber insulation material, not sheet rock or fire board.
- It has to have at least a two inch thick fire liner encased in a second layer of steel inside the safe.
- The door must have a clamping action while the gun safe's dead bolts are being engaged.
- You should be able to put a tremendous amount of pressure on the handle shaft itself without twisting or snapping anything on the inside of the door.
- The safe bodies should have a one piece wrap around with no vertical seams including the door seat.
- Your combination box mounting surface should be welded to the door first, then the hard plate should be able to slip in between.
- Your independent re-lock should be protected behind the hard plate.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
What to Look for in a Gun Safe - Part 2
Here are some more tips on how to choose the right gun safe for you! Remember, call Welter Lock & Safe if you have any questions!