Gun Safe Types

Most Secure Types Of Gun Safes

Understanding the different types of guns safes is essential for helping you make the right decision when it comes to keeping your home and family safe. The wrong gun safe can actually put you in more danger than not having a safe at all in some cases. Choose the right type of gun safe will depend on what you are trying to protect your gun from and how easily accessible you want it to be.

#1 Biometric Gun Safes

A biometric gun safe is one that will only open if it recognizes the fingerprint through the fingerprint reader. This gives you a high level of security because, while it is theoretically possible to crack even the most complicated safe combination, no one can copy your fingerprint.

Gunvault MicroVault XL MVB1000 gun safe Biometric fingerprint

That means you can be 100% sure that the only people who have access to your weapons are the people you want to have access to them. No intruders and no small children can get into them. However, for you to ensure that kind of security, you need to watch for a few things when shopping for a biometric gun safe:

  • The safe should be sturdy enough that it cannot simply be broken open.
  • The hinges and bolts that keep it closed should be designed so that they cannot be easily tampered with.
  • The fingerprint reader should be high enough quality that it correctly recognizes your fingerprint every time (and doesn’t falsely recognize other fingerprints).

You will also need to keep an eye on battery life. Even if you get one that doesn’t drain batteries so fast, you always want to be sure that the fingerprint reader has enough power. Because in an emergency situation when you need to get to your gun asap, the last thing you want to find out is that the battery is dead and you are unable to open your safe.

#2 Vehicle Gun Safes

These are semi-portable safes that can be kept in your car. They are usually intended to be stored in your glovebox or in the trunk of your car. This can be useful not only for having a source of protection in your car but also for transporting your weapons when you are going hunting or to a shooting range.

Truck Vault Vehicle Safe for Guns

If you just need it for transport, you don’t necessarily need a combination lock of any kind. But if you’re going to keep a gun in your car regularly, we highly recommend keeping it secured with a combination code or even biometric fingerprint reader.

#3 Hidden Gun Safes

Hidden gun safes are ideal for those who want to keep their weapons discreet. This can be ideal for a number of purposes. For one, any intruders will not know where your weapon is stored so you aren’t at risk of being held at gunpoint by your own gun.

This is also useful for other valuables. If a burglar sees a safe, they’re going to head straight for it because it’s obviously where your most valuable possessions are being kept. But if your safe is hidden or disguised, you have a better chance of keeping your valuables protected.

Another advantage is keeping it from children. Curious children will fiddle with a big, shiny, mysterious box and sometimes, they may accidentally be able to open them. But, for your young children, the saying “out of sight, out of mind” is truer than ever. With hidden wall gun safes or an under bed gun safe, children won’t go hunting for it because they won’t even realize it’s there.

There Are Basically 4 Different Kinds Of Hidden Gun Safes:

  • In the wall gun safes. These are installed inside of a wall (rather than mounted on to it). Wall gun safes allow you to cover it with a poster or picture frame. You can also just install it in a discreet area like beneath your desk or behind a large chair.
In Wall Safes Idea
  • Drawer guns safes. These are not the most discreet of your options but they are still more discreet then a floor mounted or wall mounted safe that is out in the open. A drawer gun safe can be securely mounted in a drawer. This is great to have in your nightstand or in your desk.
Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe
  • Disguised gun safes. Something like a book gun safe which is a gun safe disguised as a book works by not being recognizable as a gun safe. This works if your main concern is intruders gaining access to your weapon. But because they aren’t always secured in any way, we don’t recommend this option for keeping guns away from children.
BARSKA Picture Frame Safe Hidden
  • Under bed gun safes. These are safes that can be stored under the bed or even mounted to the bed frame. It’s great if you want to keep it hidden but still have easy access to it in an emergency.
Under Bed Gun Safes

Hidden gun safes can be very helpful for a lot of different purposes. Some are more secure than others so you have to think about what you are trying to protect it from before you choose one.

Final Word

As you can see, you have a lot of different options when shopping for gun safes. They can be so much more than just a secure box for your gun. So you have to really think about exactly what you need and want your gun safe to do.

If you need something discreet, a hidden safe of some kind will be ideal. But if your main priority is making sure that only you can ever access it, a fingerprint gun safe might be your best option. Whatever your needs, you will be able to find something that perfectly matches your purpose. Just seek and you will find!

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