Deciding where to put a gun safe in your house or property is a big decision and has many factors. Some risks and things to think about include:
- Fire Protection
- Flood Protection
- From intruders
- Protect from children
- Humidity inside the safe
- Ease of access
First, consider the risks associated with fires. We must keep our gun safes away from any possible source of fire. This means that we should keep our gun safes away from fireplaces and kitchens. If a room opens to the kitchen or is located above the kitchen, it is at risk in our kitchens. It is also vulnerable if it is located beneath the kitchen, due to firefighting water damage and the possibility of the kitchen collapsing in severe fires.
In the event of a major fire, the best place to be is near a concrete slab. Another safe place from fires is the first floor of a house, above a crawl space. If your home’s first floor is above the basement, the best overall location to keep your gun safe safe from fires is away from the kitchen and other sources of fire.
Is it OK to to put gun safe in the garage?
Yes and No. Garages can be unsuitable locations for gun safes. Why? Because they may have fuel nearby. Garages are commonly used to store lawnmowers, paint thinners, chemicals, and lumber. All of these things are more prone to fires or other damage to your safe.
However, it’s still possible to put your gun safe in the garage if you reduce some problems and risks in the garage such as extreme temperatures, increased fire risk and easy access from theft.
Should I put my gun safe in the basement?
The basement is one of the safest places for your gun safe from fire and theft. There are no windows and guests rarely go down to the basement. It can also be a great place to store other items such as ammo, tasers, firearms, etc.
The largest concern with a basement is the possible damage from water/humidity in the basement. To read more about the pros and cons of storing your gun safe in the
Where To Put Your Gun Safe To Avoid Water/Humidity Damage
Water and humidity can definitely ruin our gun safes and guns. Indeed, the humidity in the room where we’ve placed our gun safe will be comparable to the humidity inside the safe. The basement is typically one of the best locations for our gun safes because we can secure the gun safes to the concrete slab floor. However, we must also ensure that our basement is not overly humid. We can use a dehumidifier to reduce humidity and protect our guns and gun safes.
It is also critical to recognize that if our basements are in a flood zone, they may not be the best location for our gun safes. Instead, we should place our gun safes on the first floor, but not much higher, especially if our gun safe weighs more than 1000 pounds, because the floor may not be able to support the load weight.
Where To Put Your Gun Safe To Avoid Burglary
It is critical that we keep our gun safes in places where they are unlikely to be stolen or damaged by burglars. When attempting a burglary, where do most burglars go? They usually start in the living room and master bedroom, then move on to the office and garage. They also look in the living room, where people congregate, and any area visible from the front or back door.
The garage is another area of the house that they can easily target. Every time we open our garage door to park or leave, people can see what’s inside. Garage doors are also relatively simple to open. A thief can also use a car and a tow strap to commit theft.