Harvey's Lock & Security

24-Hour Emergency Locksmith 605-343-1277 414 3rd Street in Rapid City, SD
8am to 5pm Monday-Friday
8am to 12pm Saturday

Fireproof quality or safe security? You don't have to choose with composite safes, like fireproof gun safes. At Harvey's Lock & Security we know there is no compromising when it comes to your safety and security.

More often than not, vaults and safes are used for security purposes, with the expectation of fireproof security. Both are important and serve as a dynamic duo when protecting personal documents, money, and possessions.

Whether you're an avid hunter or a conscientious business owner, you can't take chances when it comes to safe security. Harvey's Lock & Security carries an extensive line of fireproof gun safes and other composite safes to fit your safe security needs. We'll help you assess your specific needs and find the safe or vault that best meets those needs.

Where do I start?

Before choosing between fireproof gun safes or other composite safes, consider these safe security factors:

  • Fireproof safes vary in temperature resistance.

    Hard drives and CDs require special temperature considerations, whereas paper documents fare well in most fireproof safes. If you're looking to store technology or electronics, look for a safe that maintains a cooler internal temperature of 125° Fahrenheit. As a point of reference, an average fireproof gun safe maintains an internal temperature of 350° Fahrenheit. Keep in mind that no "fireproof" safe or vault is 100% fireproof, rather fire resistant. The level of fire resistance varies from safe to safe and is crucially important!

  • Water resistance is equally important in a fireproof safe.

    Sounds bizarre right? Fires are often times accompanied by sprinklers and fire trucks, which means water! Make sure to find a fireproof safe with a water resistant internal storage container so you aren't disappointed with soggy valuables.

  • Impact resistance.

    If you're purchasing your fireproof safe for home, it's important to consider safe security in relation to where you'll store it and the effects a fire could have in that location. If a wall or the ceiling collapsed, would your safe hold up?

  • Safe security was not created equal.

    The security of gun safes and home vaults is important, but not all safes and vaults have the same level of security. Factors to consider when selecting gun safes or home vaults:

    • What materials are used?
    • Is safe or vault built to simply prevent break-ins or are there extra precautions triggered when a break-in is attempted?
    • What type of locking mechanism does the safe or vault have?
  • Location, Location, Location!

    If you're purchasing your gun safe or home vault, it's important to consider where you'll store it. Do you want to hide the safe or will it be in the open. If you want to hide it, space requirements can dictate the size or type of fireproof gun safes and home vaults you shop for. Do you need a safe or vault with a camouflage display? Safes and vaults can offer stealth with woodwork options enabling them to blend into your room décor.

  • Size matters.

    It's true! Once you've determined what you'll store, assess how much space those things will need. Larger gun safes and home vaults mean more weight. These factors affect location. It's all important.

  • Locking mechanisms aren't what they used to be.

    When it comes to fireproof gun safes and home vaults, even options have options – like type of lock. Tubular locks, deadbolt locks, combination locks, and electronic locks, they all offer benefits.

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