The Truth About Gun Safes
Gun Safe Designs, Specifications, and Features Matter
Most safes are plain in appearance, but many MERIK models are uniquely designed having a 21st-century appeal for the discerning buyer. Why? We feel that our safe and vault designs offer the buyer the ability to coordinate the gun safe into the décor of their home or office so the owner has quick access to their firearms. The industry has been trained to hide safes thinking that an intruder will not find the safe. They usually do, but intruders know that they generally only have 15 to 20 minutes before law enforcement shows up if an alarm is activated. We also feel that an intruder is more likely to try to compromise a safe when the safe is located in a garage, a closet, or in a basement, because it may be out of sight and those locations restrict the level of noise associated with a prying attack, grinding tool or drilling attack.
Where should a Gun Safe be placed within a Home?
Let’s look at another scenario and try to keep the politics of our 2nd Amendment Rights out of the discussion for now. Imagine hearing an intruder force open your front or rear door. Will you ask the intruder to wait a few minutes while you run down into the basement or out into the garage to access your firearms to protect your family? …of course not. We feel that easy and fast access to firearms has a greater value to the safe owner than hiding the safe. We let potential safe buyers make that decision when all options are presented.