Maintaining Fast Access to Your Firearm Storage This Week at SecureIt, Ryan and Tom discuss the benefits of storing your firearms for home defense. They’ll highlight why you should store firearms throughout the home as opposed to storing them in one single location. You’ll also learn which products work best, the locations
Decentralized Firearm Storage
Where you store guns directly affects
your security and defensive capability
Big heavy gun safes are not the answer
Your access is too slow
Too big to hide
To heavy to move
Modern power tools
open them quickly
Abusive to your firearms
Fast Access Lighter Weight
Lightweight modular gun storage
Allows you to store guns where it makes sense
Where do thieves go if they break in?
FBI Crime data. Most robberies occur during the day. Thieves are in and out in under 10 minutes. These are the room they hit and in the order they hit them.
- Master bedroom/master bathroom
- Home office/den
- Living room
- Dining room
Most likely, in that order. If they think there is a safe in the house and it is not in the den, they will probably go to the basement after the living room.
So where do you store firearms for the best security and tactical advantage?
While the master bedroom is the worst room to store valuables, it’s also a room where you spend a great deal of time sleeping. Store one or two firearms in a SecureIt Fast Box under your bed. This way you have protection in the event of an intrusion in the middle of the night.
The kitchen pantry is a great location for a vertical Fast Box. Thieves are not typically interested in the kitchen. But this is a room people spend a lot of time in during the day but one that rarely has an exit. In the event of a home invasion, if you are in the kitchen, you want quick access to a firearm. This allows you to arm yourself and escape. Your goal is to avoid confrontation.
Front Door Closet
A closet near the front door is also a good location for a Fast Box or even an Agile cabinet. Thieves ignore closets like this. Yet, if someone tries to force themselves through the front door, you want fast access to a firearm.
Small fast access handgun safe in a desk drawer or Fast Box gun safe in a cabinet or closet.
If your home has a guest room with a closet, that’s a good location for additional gun storage. Thieves ignore guest rooms. They look in, see a made bed, a bedside table with nothing on it and nothing else in the room, they will move on.
You should also have a plan.
In the event of a home invasion, you should designate a room for family members to meet. A guest room or non-master bedroom at the end of a hallway is best. If you have fast access gun cabinets in the closet, you are armed and have a shooting lane to eliminate threats.
Yes, the odds of a home invasion are low but the cost can be high. That’s why you need to store your firearms for a tactical advantage.
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