What Makes an Extraordinary Gun Safe?

Exceptional design, craftsmanship, materials, and certifications coupled with an established reputation for reliability.

There are many reasons to own a gun safe, safety and security being two of the most important. But how do you know what to look for when you want a specific kind of safe to match your needs?

To make a smart gun safe choice consider where your safe will live within your environment; what size is best; how much does it weigh; strength and durability of the design and materials; and especially important — fire and burglary certifications.

While the market for gun safes offers several choices, be aware that the actual product may not meet your expectations. For instance, the promise of a 6” thick gun safe door may not include construction of steel plate with ultra-tough concrete fill and a proprietary interlocking steel configuration, reinforced by a double steel liner. Only American Security’s deluxe BFX Series provides this unique strength and rigidity.

SAFE TIP:  Remember, when shopping for a gun safe, compare specs and understand that steel gauge measures the thickness of the metal. As the number for thickness goes down, the gauge measuring the thickness goes up. So, 8-gauge steel is thicker than 12 gauge steel.

The deluxe BFX series provides industry-leading standards such as:

  • Sledgehammer impact-resistant boltwork.
  • Superior fire protection with 2-hour ET fire rating confirmed by independent  lab, Intertek/ETL.
  • Best in class safe body and door construction; best rated dual fire seals protect against fire and smoke.
  • Active 4X Locking System with deadlocks on all 4 sides of the safe and the only corrosive-resistant boltwork in the industry for smooth lifetime operation.
  • 3-stage lock protection.
  • Gear-driven boltwork with 360 degree handle rotation is the industry’s longest solid steel locking bolts deep into the body of the safe protecting the safe against severe pry attacks.
  • Impact resistant-locking bolts and double reinforced steel frame provides the industry’s best pry-resistant boltwork.
  • Regulatory approvals and warranty support.
  • Lifetime warranty against theft and fire.

SAFE TIP: Always ask about the level of certification that is performed on any gun safe you are looking to buy.

Fire ratings for gun safes can be widely varied among manufacturers. American Security was one of the first gun safe manufacturers to validate our fire ratings using standardized test procedures from an independent laboratory. All of our BFll, BFX, NF, SF and TF Series gun safes are fire tested to the highest industry standards. Having an outside agency verify fire resistance and flammability offers assurance of validity and trust.

SAFE TIP: Make it a priority to get details of how a gun safe manufacturer tests to confirm accurate fire ratings before you make a purchase.

Whether you’re a gun owner or a gun collector, the safety and security of your firearms is a high priority. You may also have other valuables you want to protect in a reliable safe which is why American Security safes are built with capacity and storage options to accommodate your needs.

While the color and shiny bolts and handles of a safe might capture your attention, remember that the most important part of any safe is the part you don’t see. Of course your safe can still be handsome and certainly customized, but more importantly you can feel confident that your investment with American Security will provide you with the highest level of quality to keep your valuables safe and secure.

Protect Your Family, Home, and Firearms with a Top Quality Gun Safe.

If you own a firearm, a first-class gun safe is a must-have.

There’s plenty of conversation these days on the subject of guns, gun safes, and safety in general, no matter where you get your news. Needless to say, gun safety is foremost in the minds of gun owners, especially those with families. There are many reasons to own a reliable, quality gun safe, as well as what you need to know about making the best choice.

Gun Safety for Your Family

There are far too many cases of children who are killed because of poor gun storage in the home. Your first priority as a caring parent is the security of your children. That means keeping them from having access to your firearms. A quality gun safe is the only solution. Even if you think you have the ideal, hidden place for a gun, it’s far too risky to rely on it. A gun safe is the best option. Your children are safe and so is your firearm.

Multiple laws have been created to prevent access to guns by kids. The Child Access Prevention Law states: Gun owners are bound to keep their firearms in safe and secure places such as gun safes so children cannot access them.

Protection from Theft

When burglaries occur, firearms are high on the list for stealing. Not only are your firearms valuable, but when stolen they can be used in various criminal activities. If you are a gun collector, you stand to lose even more. Gun collections can be costly and sometimes impossible to replace. The advanced features of modern gun safes  include biometrics, solid steel construction, and a secure, solid-state locking system, all of which are bad news for the bad guys.

Highly Fire-Rated Gun Safes

Your gun safe needs protection, too, and a highly fire-rated gun safe  is the best solution. Safes that are tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent governing body that certifies global companies on safety and quality standards are the highest fire-rated gun safes on the market. UL fire resistance testing is performed testing the gun safe against temperatures in excess of 1700ºF.

Faster Loss Recovery with Insurance

It is a requirement by insurance companies to store your gun in a gun safe in order to be fully covered. It’s always better to secure your firearms in a certified safe.. When you provide the insurance companies with a safe certification, they enable faster recovery of losses in case of theft or damage. In addition, you may actually get a discount on your insurance for having a gun safe.

Protect Your Gun Ownership Rights

Avoid the risk of being sued for poor handling of your firearms. If an accident occurs, it can become a legal nightmare. But if your gun is properly locked inside a gun safe, you are not only a responsible gun owner, but also a good citizen. Try to not get caught up in state laws because of poor safety habits. When you make the long-term investment of a gun safe you are also investing in the safety and well-being of your family and community.