This setup from Cannon Security Products hides a safe behind your wall-mounted TV. The TV swings out of the way to reveal the in-wall safe. It features an electronic keypad lock with two override keys, plus steel construction and upholstered interior walls. A quick drop-down door opens instantly. The safe even has a false-bottom secret compartment and two LED interior lights.
The AR 1000 from GunVault is the perfect choice if you need to secure your AR-style rifle while still having quick access to it. The GunVault AR 1000 can be mounted discreetly anywhere and to various surfaces using predrilled holes. It features a tamper-resistant door and the company’s patented No-Eyes Keypad, which is available in digital and biometric versions. It fits a standard AR-15-pattern rifle with a delta ring forearm attachment. Your AR must have a tube-type collapsible stock to be compatible.
Legacy series safes combine uncompromised security with exceptional value. Heavy, attractive and secure, they mark the standard against which other home, office and gun safes are measured. They’re UL listed and certified for security. They’re also certified to withstand fires for 95 minutes and feature a Palusol fire seal, an EZ utility door organizer, a four-way positive deadlock and a 2.25-inch firewall (up to four layers, plus one layer of steel). The lifetime warranty and plush suede-velour interior walls and shelving add to the safe’s appeal.
Secure your handgun and a backup. The RAPiD Safe 4800KP has space for two 1911-sized pistols. It’s made of 14-gauge steel with two internal hardened locking lugs, and RFID technology offers quick and easy access. The safe exceeds ASTM International safety standards for lock strength, high attack resistance, child and pry resistance, and drop/pick/saw tests. Simply passing an RFID wristband, key fob or sticker along the safe instantly opens its spring-assisted lid. You can program up to five RFID tags. The safe is also equipped with a convenient keypad that can be programed with a four- to six-digit security code for a secondary entry method, or you can use a barrel key.
The RAPiD Vehicle Safe’s patent-pending mounting system features an inflatable bladder that conforms to a vehicle interior’s shape, making modifications to the vehicle unnecessary. Power is supplied by an included 12-volt car adapter or four AAA batteries. The RAPiD Vehicle Safe exceeds ASTM International safety standards for strength and features fast and dependable touch-free entry. RFID activation instantly opens the spring-assisted lid. The safe’s exterior housing is made of thick 14-gauge steel and it comes with a security cable that can be attached to the seat frame.
The IDENTILOCK is the world’s fastest, most reliable trigger lock. It’s activated by fingerprint technology that works in 300 milliseconds—the blink of an eye. This trigger lock uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a six-month standby and will work for 200-plus activations on one charge. It charges using a type-C USB charging port. The IDENTILOCK utilizes 360-degree fingerprint recognition for quick, easy access, and a high-security dimple key serves as a backup. Several versions are available to fit specific guns.
This is the largest and most advanced handgun vault in Liberty’s lineup. The HDX-350 includes Liberty’s sixth-generation, multi-directional biometric system, which can store up to 30 fingerprints. The door opens within one second when the AC adapter (included) is used or 1.63 seconds when using the 9-volt battery (included). After opening, the door lands softly and quietly for increased privacy and security. Additional amenities include interior lighting, a pull-out drawer for convenient access to valuables, and internal and external USB charging ports for phones or other electronics. The heavy-duty 14-gauge steel door also has an anti-pry reinforced-latch system.
Liberty Safes’ Presidential safes are packed with fire and security features to provide the ultimate peace of mind. Each Presidential safe can withstand fires for 2.5 hours and boasts a massive 6-inch-thick door. Liberty’s drill-snapping, ball-bearing hard plate; gear-drive mechanism with a slip clutch; and thicker 7-gauge steel body combine to enhance security. A touch of class is added with Liberty’s exclusive five-point ship’s-wheel handle, elegant hand-applied beveled edges, and a lighted velour interior with the company’s Premium Accessory Door Panel.
The Fast Box hidden gun safe is unique in its ability to provide fast access and secure, hidden storage in multiple locations throughout a home. It can be mounted under a bed, vertically in a closet, bolted together locker-style (vertical kit required) or mounted in a car or truck. The programmable four-button lock is designed to be used by touch, providing fast access even in total darkness. A key override is also included. The Model 47 comes with the hardware you need to mount it to steel bed frames without drilling, and it’s 13 inches deep and 6.2 inches high. This provides enough storage for an AR-platform rifle with an optic and magazine installed, as well as handguns and ammo.
Check out the world’s first Solo-Vault for home-defense shotguns. Constructed of military-grade 14-gauge steel, ShotLock’s Shotgun 200E Solo-Vault secures most home-defense shotguns in a convenient location in your house, making sure your firearm is close, secure and ready. The 200E Series lock is a programmable electronic five-button lock. It provides more than 1.2 million combinations, and includes a battery backup kit and key override. The patented design provides protection from theft, and perhaps most important, protection from loved ones who might not be ready to handle a firearm.
The Titan features the security of a conventional welded safe while being easy to assemble. It moves anywhere piece by piece and then locks together in minutes with a provided wrench. Measuring 59 inches tall and 17.5 inches deep, the Titan will fit in any closet, giving your valuables protection from fire and theft. It will hold 12 long guns when stored in sleeves with the muzzles up and down—less if your guns have optics. The Titan is also rated for one hour of fire protection, and larger versions like the Super Titan XL Double Door (shown on page 62) are also available.
Weighing only 89 pounds, this safe can fit in most vehicles without adding much extra weight. It has a large storage capacity for tools, firearms, equipment, documents and more. The Trunk Safe provides excellent theft protection for your SUV, car, RV or home. Made with a heavy-duty 13-gauge steel exterior and a rugged 6-gauge steel door, its internal hinges and premium gas shocks provide smooth, safe operation. A digital lock with a key backup can be programmed with a three- to eight-digit access code. Also included is a 3-foot cable for added security when anchored to a stationary object. The spring-loaded handles minimize vibrations and noise during transport.
The Auto Open Table Top (AOTT) from Stack-On doesn’t look like a typical security solution. Featuring a stylish geometric design, the quick-opening AOTT is powered by a gas-charged shock on the lid, allowing authorized users easy access to firearms, documents or other important items. DOJ-approved for firearm storage, the AOTT comes with your choice of an electronic keypad lock or a biometric fingerprint scanner. Two live-action locking bolts hold the door securely closed, and a foam-padded interior protects the contents. When the correct code is entered or a recognized fingerprint is scanned, the AOTT automatically opens, and an interior LED light illuminates for 30 seconds. The AOTT can be mounted almost anywhere convenient, secure storage is needed.
Stack-On’s Elite safes are engineered to protect your valuables from fire and theft, inside and out. The fully adjustable interior of this 40-gun Elite safe includes three adjustable-position barrel rests and five adjustable-position shelves, allowing custom configurations to suit your needs. Use the high-capacity barrel rests for maximum gun capacity and the U-shaped barrel rest for easy access, or combine both. This RFID safe also includes zippered pouches, MOLLE-compatible storage and a factory-installed door organizer with sewn-in gun holsters. The 30-minute fireproof rating and four-way-locking door ensure firearms and valuables will be safe from fire and theft.
For the ultimate in TruckVault’s pickup line, check out the Extreme Series. These safes are designed for pickups without toppers and feature a tough heat-applied armor coating and bulb-sealed/compression-locked drawers to keep dust, grit and water out. Add tie-down rails to this unit, which boasts a top-load capacity of 2,000 pounds, and you have an in-vehicle secure storage system to be reckoned with. The TruckVault Extreme Series can be customized with an array of accessories to match your needs.
This a caliber-specific electromechanical lock that attaches to a semi-auto firearm, preventing unauthorized use while ensuring immediate usability by the owner. It’s the fastest way to go from a locked firearm to disengaging, chambering a round and firing. ZORE X’s combination dial is designed to allow quick unlocking during any circumstances, even in zero visibility. The dial counts the clicks and quickly recognizes the correct sequence. You don’t need to start from a specific point, and even the direction you turn the dial doesn’t matter. When locked, ZORE X’s patent-pending cartridge sits in the chamber without applying any pressure to the gun. But any attempt to charge the gun causes the cartridge to radially expand with 10 times the force being applied to it. It prevents motion and immediately locks the gun without any damage.
Firearms owners sometimes overlook safes, lockable devices and other gun storage options, but those are absolutely important for the secure storage of firearms. The first traces of lockable devices were discovered in the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses II, who reigned from 1279 to 1213 BC.
However, safes and other lockable devices have come a long way since. In fact, top safe companies, along with some new manufacturers, have unveiled many new safes and gun storage devices for almost any need.
Scroll through the gallery above for 16 gun storage devices you should consider to protect your valuables.
Gun Storage Links:
Cannon TV Mount Wall Safe
GunVault AR 1000
Heritage Legacy Series
Hornady RAPiD Safe 4800KP
Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe
Liberty HDX-350 Smart Vault
Liberty Presidential Series
SecureIt Fast Box Model 47
ShotLock Shotgun 200E Solo-Vault
SnapSafe Trunk Safe
Stack-On Elite 40
TruckVault Extreme Series
ZORE X Core Series
This article was originally published in the winter/spring 2018 issue of “Personal Defense World.” To order a copy and subscribe, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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