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Calling all apartment or small home dwellers! This article is perfect if you are in the market for a safe to protect your valuables, such as passports, birth certificates, bank information, jewelry, cash, hand guns, and etc. Since small spaces can get cramped easily and clutter can cause stress, a small home safe is your best bet. Luckily, you have a few good options:

  • Wall safes: wall safes have well-situated shelving, interior lighting options, and thick-plated steel doors. They can be installed on any wall and within any wall recess for optimal privacy– without compromising your floor space! Also, many wall safes are designed so that they can “blend in” and go unnoticed by unwanted eyes.
  • Micro vaults with biometrics: these safes are small and can be easily stored under the bed, in a drawer beneath clothing, or in a car.  Inside there is room for a handgun (or two) and important papers, etc.  But the best thing about these safes is that they include biometric fingerprint recognition! As you can gather, biometrics will identify your fingerprints as you type in your preprogrammed code.  It’s the new innovation in gun safe technology!
  • Portable mini safes: if you are a small home or apartment owner and like to take your safe with you when you travel a portable mini safe is your best option. Many of them come with security cables so that you can secure them to your car, RV, hotel, or in your office.  You can mount these safes almost anywhere and in any direction.

Key Safety Features

Fireproof options
Fireproof safety options for home and gun safes are advertised everywhere these days! This can be a very good thing if your house or office suddenly goes up in flames.  Top of the line safes and vaults will protect your valuables from a fire for up to 90 minutes.  However, it’s important to note that most fires will never last that long, especially in the exact area where your safe tends to be hidden.

High-gauge steel
Make sure you purchase a safe that is constructed from high-gauge steel.  You want your gun safe rock hard and unfazed by common hand tools, such as a crowbar or a hammer!  And remember, if you’re using your home safe to store a handgun then make sure it is out of reach from children,  curious teens, and especially intruders so that they can’t use your own gun against you in the heat of a crime.

Posted 9/27/2010 4:27 PM