Fire Safes will develop moisture on the inside of the safe and if moisture builds up on the inside of the safe, it can cause rusting on the gun. If there is not a waterproof seal, most manufacturers will suggest that you open the safe at least once every two weeks for 20 minutes. Also, please note, that ammunition should not be stored inside of the safe.
If you are interested in storing guns, look at safes that are designed for gun safety.
In the state of California, firearms are required to be kept in a California Department of Justice approved safe. Review the features of a safe to see if the safe has been approved by the California DOJ as an approved safe.
Gun Safes are designed with the ability to have a dehumidifier fitted, racks for easily storing long guns, and
Most safes are not waterproof, and condensation can slowly build up on the interior of the safe. This moisture can cause damage to the contents of the safe.
To keep the moisture out of the safe, try to open the safe at least once every two weeks for about 20 minutes. It also helps to not store the safe in areas of high humidity. You can also use desiccant bags to help absorb the moisture.
Fireproof is defined as not being able to be burned. This can be confusing, because a safe can be fireproof for only a certain amount of time. This amount of time is typically listed as a feature of the safe, i.e. 1 Hour Rated Fire Safe. This means the safe is fireproof for 1 hour during a fire.
Fire Resistant is defined as treated material that is designed to discourage the spreading of flames.
A safe that store media is referred to as a “media safe”. A media safe is designed to have a lower interior temperature during a fire to protect media, such as DVDs, CDs, Memory Sticks, Digital Cameras, and USB Drives.
Safes can fall through floors, and have the potential to bust open upon impact. An Impact Rating determines the amount of feet a safe can fall without busting open. There are typically two different ratings, a 15 Foot Impact (or drop) rating, or a 30 Foot Impact (or drop) rating.
No, not all safes have the ability to be bolted down to the ground. The safe should have pre drilled anchor holes to be bolted down to the ground. Some safes come with the hardware, and others do not. Please read the features section of each product to find out if the hardware is included with the safe and if the safe has pre drilled anchor holes.
The plastic exterior of safes is designed to assist in the fire protective process. The outer coating and lock area will usually melt in a fire. Once the plastic melts it creates an air tight seal to keep the heat out and interior cool.
Inside delivery and installation are separate. Inside delivery will include placing the safe inside a location, but does not include bolting the safe down to the ground, placing the safe in a wall, or placing the safe in a floor.
Depending on which safe you have selected, the lead time from the day you place an order until the day it ships can vary. Please refer to the lead time in the description of the safe. Occasionally safes will become sold out and we will have to back order safes. We will notify you via email if your order will not be shipped in the time listed as the lead time.
Safes come with a variety of different lock options. There is not one lock type that is more secure than another, but there are big differences between the three. One way to compare the lock types is to see if the locks have been tested by an outside body, such as U.L., or ETL.
A combination dial will typically come with the combination already set. You can request a specific combination for any of the Hayman brand safes, however, all others come with the combination set. If you would like to change the combination, you will need to contact a locksmith to change it.
An electronic lock will operate on batteries, and the batteries will need to be changed out once a year. You will be able to change the combination any time you would, and as many times as you would like. If the batteries die, the lock will remember the last combination.
A key lock is available with a single lock, or on some safes, a dual key lock is available. The key lock is the most basic form, and additional keys can be ordered.