Best Gun Safes On a Budget

Best Gun Safes On a Budget

And these safes are made right here in the USA! If you’re shopping for a quality gun safe, but don’t have thousands of dollars to spend, you’re not alone. However, if you’re thinking you’re going to have to downgrade to buying a cheaply made, big box store safe, think again! Winchester believes in quality, made in the USA gun safes, available to the average Joe at reasonable prices, and so do we! That’s why we love promoting Winchester’s three new, made in America, gun safes on a budget; Bandit, Deputy, and Pony. If you’re looking

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How Many Guns Will My Gun Safe REALLY Hold?

How Many Guns Will My Gun Safe REALLY Hold?

If you’re checking out mid-size gun safes, you’ve probably seen listed on the specifications, something like this: Gun Capacity: 12-19-31 +2 Guns. You’re probably asking yourself two questions. “What exactly do those numbers mean?” and “Wow, that seems like a lot of guns! How can that safe possibly hold that many guns?” Yes, these numbers can sometimes be misleading, but don’t worry, we’ll help break down what each of these numbers mean, and also give you the low down on how to decipher how many guns your safe will REALLY hold (and no, unfortunately there

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What Does “Gauge” Really Mean?

What Does “Gauge” Really Mean?

In the safe world terms like “gauge” are commonplace, but what does “# gauge steel” really mean? You may wonder when you’re shopping for a safe for home, is 12 or 11-gauge good enough, or should I invest in a 4-gauge steel liner? These are great questions you should ask and we hope our infographic to the left will help you have a bit more insight into what gauge represents. As the gauge # decreases, the thickness of the steel increases. Seems like it should be opposite, but that’s how it works. It’s as simple

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Safe Cracking

A Behind the Scenes Look at Safe Cracking

Can safes really be cracked, or is it all a Hollywood illusion? In the recently released blockbuster film, Now You See Me, a team of magicians known as the Four Horsemen, are masters of every trick in the book, including safe cracking. One of the Four Horsemen, Jack Wilder, claims that, “Nothing is ever really locked.” So is it true? And is it as easy as these grand thief actors make it seem? Well, the most popular method of safe cracking is simply stealing the entire safe and hauling it to another location where the

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Maximum Security is Now on YouTube!

Maximum Security is Now on YouTube!

Yes, you heard right! Maximum Security has come to YouTube and the videos have just begun. If it has to do with safes, locks, or anything in between, we’re covering it.  Become a subscriber to our channel by clicking here, and get updates sent straight to your email whenever we post a new video. Check out our latest video playlists: “All About Locks” and “See How it Works!” below: Have an idea for a Maximum Security safe video? Let us know! We’re here to make learning about safes easy, so don’t hesitate to let us

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3 Important Considerations for Safeguarding your Valuables

3 Important Considerations for Safeguarding your Valuables

Success in life has many great benefits, including the ability to invest in objects of value. After working hard to acquire these items, you want to make sure that your valuables are protected, as certain items are easy to carry off and frequently the target of would-be thieves. Enjoy the things that matter without fear or worry by taking the following precautions: 1.  Keep an Updated Inventory Creating a catalogue of valuables will help ensure that everything is where it should be, and to more easily target an absence if something goes missing. In addition,

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Time to Upgrade Your Home Safe to a Digital Lock?

Time to Upgrade Your Home Safe to a Digital Lock?

Do you have a home safe or gun safe with a mechanical lock? You know it’s time to upgrade to a digital lock when: You need to find your glasses before you can run the combo. A flashlight must be found and used to dial the combo. You lose count while dialing and have to run the combo 3 times before getting it right. You have to pay a locksmith the big bucks to change the combination because you gave it to a friend or family member and now wish you hadn’t. Your spouse closes

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Introducing Gun Safes & Home Safes by Winchester

Introducing Gun Safes & Home Safes by Winchester

Here at Maximum Security Safes we are pleased to introduce our newest line of gun safes and home safes by Winchester Safes. They offer a variety of different models and sizes that are sure to fit your needs. Winchester is one of the best values in the security industry offering affordable pricing along with great burglary and fire ratings. We carry 2 lines of Winchester gun safes: Silverado Premier Series and Ranger Deluxe Series, and the Home and Office Series. The Silverado Premier Series gun safes are offered in 3 sizes holding up to 54

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What’s the “BEST” Jewelry Safe?

What’s the “BEST” Jewelry Safe?

The one that has room for everything you want to protect, safely and conveniently. The one that looks the way you want it to look. The one that fits where you want to put it. The one that keeps out the bad guy who is stupid enough to break into your home. The one that protects your valuables from fire until the crew puts it out. The one that fits your budget. Preparation will help you get the right jewelry safe for your needs. Before you go shopping take a mental if not paper inventory

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Luxury Jewelry Safes – 5 Things to Look For

Luxury Jewelry Safes – 5 Things to Look For

Where do you keep your jewelry?  If you are like many folks it’s in a bedroom or bathroom drawer, crammed in a too small jewelry box, or laying on your bathroom counter.  Maybe you are tricky, and even hide some special pieces in places a burglar would “never find”, or so you hope. It’s not worth it.  The risk of your jewelry, with precious memories attached, left vulnerable to burglary and fire, just doesn’t make sense.  The thought, it would never happen to me, only works for so long.  The effort and investment required to

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Security Risk in the Dorms – Consider A Burglary Safe

Security Risk in the Dorms – Consider A Burglary Safe

Is your son or daughter headed off to college this fall? Have you considered a burglary safe? The dorms are great fun but can also present a security risk. In the midst of the new and exciting social environment students often leave their doors open. New friends and acquaintances stop by and visit and spontaneous gatherings occur. It may not be until hours later that they realize an iPod or digital camera is missing. College kids these days have a collection of valuable electronic devices; laptops, iPods, iPads, cell phones, digital cameras and maybe even

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Gun Safe Buyer – How Big Should You Go?

Gun Safe Buyer – How Big Should You Go?

A common complaint of folks who have purchased a gun safe is they wish they bought a bigger one. Home safes are like closets, we fill them up quickly. Most folks will keep their security safe for a very long time, in fact your safe may very well out-live you. Security safes don’t wear out, they just get too small. To make the most of your investment, buy your home safe at least one size bigger than you think you need. Most of us are concerned about cost. What you will likely find is that

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Home Jewelry Safes –  Which Lock is Best for You?

Home Jewelry Safes – Which Lock is Best for You?

Home jewelry safes are an excellent place to securely and conveniently store your jewelry.  First, select a good quality safe that’s the right size to meet your needs now and in the future.  Then you will likely have the opportunity to select the type of lock you want.  There are several things to consider as you select the lock for your home jewelry safe. The three most common jewelry safe locks are the traditional tumbler style combination lock, the electronic/digital lock and the biometric or fingerprint lock.   The most important consideration is that the lock

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Keeping Guns Safe and Accessible

Keeping Guns Safe and Accessible

We are blessed to live in a country where we have so much freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility.  If you own, or plan to own a hand gun, rifle, or any type of firearm it is your responsibility to secure it.  Gun safes provide peace of mind that your gun will not be discovered by a child or stolen and used in a future crime. Securing your firearm does not mean it can’t be easily and quickly accessible. The critical components to assuring quick access to your firearms are: locating the gun safe near

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Sad Story of a Home Security Safe Buyer

Sad Story of a Home Security Safe Buyer

Sean was in our store today looking at safes for home. After two bad experiences with home security safes from big box stores he has learned the hard way. The first security safe was too light weight and not bolted down; it was carried off by burglars with the wife’s jewelry and all their important papers inside while he and his family slept undisturbed upstairs. The second home security safe was larger and heavier, but not very good quality. Two months after the one-year warranty expired the handle malfunctioned. After several phone conversations with the

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I Wish I Bought A Bigger Safe

I Wish I Bought A Bigger Safe

The most common complaint we hear from our customers is that they have run out of room and wish they had purchased a larger home safe. Safes are like closets, you generally fill up what you have, and fast! Over time we realize more and more things that we want to secure. To help minimize the running out of room problem review the following list of items that many folks keep in their home safes. Make a list of what you want to put in yours and use that as a starting point, then if

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Christmas Gift Idea – Pistol Gun Safes

Christmas Gift Idea – Pistol Gun Safes

Who on your Christmas list has purchased a gun this year? How about giving a pistol gun safe to keep that new weapon secure? Gun safes can be a practical and affordable gift. It’s Christmas time and many of us are hoping to come up with just the right gift for each person on our list. We want something that will be unique and personal, something that will actually be used not just set aside and put into the re-gifting pile. Maybe you have someone on your list that has purchased a new handgun this

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Steel Prices Soar Almost 50% This Year

Steel Prices Soar Almost 50% This Year

If you follow the news you most certainly have heard of the sharply rising steel prices.The Herald Tribune reports that indeed these prices have risen almost 50% this year and are expected to continue to do so – due to the rising price of raw materials and the increase in global demand.These prices are passed down through the distribution chain and ultimately lead to higher prices for the consumer. Given that steel is a major element in the production of safes our industry is feeling a direct impact.Manufacturers are raising prices.Already since December of 2007

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Big Box Safes – They May Cost You More than You Expect

Big Box Safes – They May Cost You More than You Expect

Purchasing the “least expensive” security safe may require a more careful examination than you realize.Let me share with you a real life story of a customer of ours.Like so many of us this gentleman knew he needed a safe but didn’t have time to look into the decision carefully.So, he did what many homeowners and small businesses do, he bought a safe from a big box store that he had seen for months and knew was a “great deal”.A few months later the lock malfunctioned and he couldn’t get the safe to open.In a hurry

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