Accessories can be described as a supplement, or the likes, used in combination with a major equipment for convenience, safety, or attractiveness. A typical example is your computer. It comes only with a power adapter which basically, is enough for you to operate it and do a lot of things. However, in order to maximize it, you need to purchase accessories such as disk drives, flash drives, headphones, joysticks, etc. In the same way, a gun safe comes alone; probably with one or two shelves inside. Although it’s enough for you to use it for its purpose, you’ll enjoy it more when you purchase accessories that maximize the space inside, improves its security, attractiveness, and your convenience.
There are several accessories out there that you probably don’t know of, or feel you wouldn’t need. The truth is that we never know a particular thing could be of help to us until we accidentally come in contact with it. Below are a few important gun safe accessories you might like.
Rifle rodsMost vaults come with shelves that do not maximize the space in it. Replace these shelves with rifle rods and you’ll be shocked how much more rifles you can put inside. Apart from maximizing space, they can also keep your firearms in the same position for years with less noticeable wears. The durable rubber coating on them ensures this. One more feature of rifle rods, which sounds rather funny and unadvisable, is the fact that you can convert any closet into an organized gun vault.
Door Mounted SystemsIn another form of maximizing the space, you can purchase gun safe door accessories like a hanging organizer or a Velcro mounted pistol holster. The hanging organizer looks like a suit bag with various pockets and pouches in it. You can basically slide your pistols and small items such as your ammo, ear protection, etc. into the pouches. The Velcro mounted pistol holster can be attached to the door of your safe; fortunately, most recent vaults come with an interior door panel designed for mounting it.
Handgun RacksThese are wooden or metal furniture designed to either hang from the top of a door or rest on a shelf. Whichever way you decide placing them, they help you organize your pistols beautifully. You may also purchase handgun hangers instead of racks. They basically do the same job of organizing your pistols so it depends on your preference.
Document and Media Vaults
Just like the name implies, it can stand alone as a vault if you don’t have a handgun; however, placing them inside of a vault makes them gun safe storage accessories. Even if your safe is fire resistant, it is not advisable to place sensitive items such as documents and media files lying just anywhere in the vault. Remember that every safe has a fire rating; in cases where the fire exceeds the rating, what do you do? This is why you need a double layer of fire protection for these sensitive items. With this addition, you can be sure that your vital documents are not only protected from tampering, but also from fire.
DehumidifiersMetals are likely to get rusty if not used frequently and for this reason, you’ll need dehumidifiers within your gun safe. The fact that you have protected them from burglars and fire shouldn’t make you feel that is all there is to it. Moisture forms in closed containers with time due to temperature differences, and to ensure your valuables are not affected, simply purchase either the electrically powered dehumidifiers or the compact powerless ones that simply sucks in the moisture for several years.
These provide an extra layer of protection for your firearms by releasing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) into the air within the vault. They look simple but effective, and may cost more so determine if you want it or not. It’s definitely optional.
Temperature and Humidity Sensor
This is another optional accessory because you can simply trust your dehumidifier to do a great job. However, if you want to be sure, you can go ahead and place the sensor inside. Maintain ~45% humidity and your safe’s content should be alright; your weapons will begin to rust if it’s too high and your wooden installments would begin to weaken if it’s too low.
Auto-Dialer AlarmThis is a system that automatically dials a number on detection of a suspected burglar. More advanced gun safes have the system integrated to their locking mechanism, and it makes a whole lot of sense but how about the cost? For people unable to purchase models as expensive as that, purchasing an auto-dialer for a few bucks and placing it inside would also do the magic. Simply set the code, record your statement, program it to dial the police’s number or yours, and connect it to your phone line.
Real or Dummy CamerasQuite funny installing dummy cameras, but it could do the trick. Combine it with a bold security sign on the door and you could successfully scare the burglar away. If however you are capable of installing live cameras within your house and close to your safe, it’s still a great security accessory also for your house in general.
For most equipment, you’ll never run out of accessories to purchase and a gun safe is one of them. Even if you have a handful already, you are likely to come across some that you have never seen before when you go visiting. Another fact is that some accessories are compulsory for a particular equipment. A typical example is a flash drive to a computer, as you’ll definitely need to transfer small files between computers. Gun safe accessories from Amazon.com, such as dehumidifiers and gun racks are compulsory for gun safes because they basically keep your firearms rust-free and well organized. At times what one person feels is compulsory for his safe could be different from what another feels, so while dehumidifiers and gun racks are compulsory for me, you may feel an auto-dialer alarm and a media vaults are compulsory for you. We all have our scale of preferences.