The Safe Place is Your Retailer for Fort Knox Gun Safes

When you need to protect and store your possessions, trust your guns to be secure in a Fort Knox gun safe purchased from The Safe Place. Fort Knox safes are all made exceptionally well and have limited lifetime warranties. While all the Fort Knox gun safes have outstanding features, each one differs from the others in order to give you a product that directly matches your individual needs.

The The Legend Gun SafeLegend Gun Safe

Fort Knox’s Legend vault has a ¼” thick body, making it extremely reliable for standing up to breach of security and theft. This is the only Fort Knox model that has a stainless steel interior coming standard. It also comes with fluorescent lights and a dehumidifier inside. If you want the ultimate package, the Legend is it.

The Titan Gun Safe

This vault, along with most of Fort Knox’s other gun safes, is certified to protect against fire. The inner steel liner of the Titan reinforces its 3/16” thick body. This gun safe looks great while protecting your items with its baked on acrylic urethane metallic finish.

The Guardian Gun Safe

The Guardian vault from Fort Knox has pryable protection that surpasses many other vaults on the market today. The Star Corner Bolts that come standard on the Guardian secure the corners of the door in order to make it extremely difficult to pry open. This technology is part of the reason why Fort Knox is one of the leading safe brands in the industry.

The Protector Gun Safe

The unibody construction of many Fort Knox gun safes, including the Protector, takes advantage of the natural strength of the materials used to make the vault. This features makes it possible to feel confident that your Fort Knox gun safe is truly protecting your possessions from the inside out, not just from the sheer weight of the vault itself.

The Defender Black Fort Knox SafeGun Safe

If you need a practical vault that can withstand a rougher, tougher environment, the Defender from Fort Knox has got you covered. Some security features included on the Defender, along with various other Fort Knox gun safes, are a drill deflector bolt guard, manipulation resistant lock, and a Triple Stack Relocker system.

The Maverick Gun Safe

This basic safe from Fort Knox includes many details and features that other manufacturers include on their higher-end vaults. With easy glide, concealed ball bearing hinges and a reinforced fire door, the Maverick gives you industry standard protection for guns and other valuable possessions.
Select the features you need in the color you want when you purchase a Fort Knox gun safe from The Safe Place today.

The Safe Place on Channel 2 News

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On October 23rd Channel 2 News featured a story about the recent school shooting at Sparks Middle School. Bill Callos from TheSafePlace was interviewed about gun safety and talked about how gun safes are an important part of keeping children safe.

“The thing that makes a good child-proof safe is one that’s sturdy and secure, and has what we call a million-duty cycle dial,” said owner Bill Callos, “That’s something other than just a key and lock.”

“A dial combination lock has 300,000 possible combinations, plus-or-minus 10,000,” Bill said. “It’s very difficult to crack.”

Another benefit of an electronic combination safe is that you can set your own code. Remember never to give your combination to your children.

Top 5 Items People Put in Burglary and Fire Safes

Burglary and Fire Safe

AMSEC AM4020 Home Safe

At the Safe Place we have learned that there are numerous reasons why people want and buy burglary and fire safes.  We have talked with our clients and have discovered that there are certain answers that we hear time and time again as the primary reason for purchasing a burglary and fire safes and with that in mind we put together this list.

The Top 5 Items People Keep in Burglary and Fire Safes:

Vital records – Protecting vital records is as important as protecting your identity. Vital records have everything about a person recorded, including full name, birth date and place, social security numbers, and even passports.  Vital records are important for verification purposes for numerous reasons, ranging from banking to government identification.

Jewelry and cash – By and large people store small, expensive items such as jewelry and cash in home safes.  Usually the cash is for emergencies, but still enough to have on hand in case a major unexpected expense arises.  Jewelry is also popular, with people storing rings, necklaces, watches, and other expensive items in secured burglary and fire safes.

Firearms – Another common item kept in burglary and fire safes are firearms.  While there are specific safes designed for them, some burglary and fire safe owners want the versatility of a smaller safe.  For larger collections we most definitely recommend that people invest in gun safes versus burglar and fire safes.

Heirlooms – While heirlooms and other sentimental objects lack the commonly accepted value of jewelry, they often are worth protecting for the sake of the owner.  These usually include generational items, even if they are broken and non-functioning. Their value to their owners exceed the value to anyone else, hence the desire to ensure their safety.

Keys – Most people will often keep backups to keys to their cars and other properties in burglary and fire safes.  These keys, if ever lost or stolen, give easy access to whoever possesses them.  Hence they are always worth protecting and securing.

At the Safe Place we have learned that whatever the reasons people have for wanting to own burglar and fire safes the reasons always come down to one major reason: Security.

What Makes a Liberty Safe One of the Best

Liberty Safe

Liberty Centurion 18 (CN18) Gun Safe

At the Safe Place we work with a variety of different safes and vaults and one question that we are often asked which safe is the best.  That is a difficult question to ask, as there are a lot of factors that contribute to the answer, depending on circumstance and intended use of the safe.  However, in a very general sense, we believe that Liberty Safes are among the best safes in the industry.

Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. was founded in 1988 in Payson, Utah.  Since that time, Liberty Safe has become one of the most iconic and recognizable names in the industry due to their high quality, innovative products, super fire protection, technological advanced security, distinct style, and storage capacity.  Liberty Safe is also the #1 producer of heavy duty residential; and commercial gun safes, fire safes, and home safes.  Another aspect of the company that has led them to be so successful in the industry is that they offer a lifetime warranty on their products.  Finally, Liberty Safe knows the value of keeping jobs in the USA and is proud to support our domestic economy through manufacturing their safes and vaults right here in the USA.

Features of Liberty Safe products are numerous.  Liberty Safe security features include a uni-body construction, composite doors, internal hinges, Sargent & Greenleaf UL listed mechanical locks, hardplate lock protectors, bolt locking system, relocked devices, and anti-pry tabs and door adjusters are listed on most Liberty Safe products.  Liberty Safes are also fire safe, utilizing the best door and seal bolts and fire seals to protect valuables and other items that will be kept in the safes.  Liberty Safe also has a full line of different options and accessories to help customize their safes to the preferences and uses of the safe owners.

At the Safe Place we are proud to be an official retailer of Liberty Safes. We offer a full line of Liberty Safes including their popular gun safes, fire safes, and home safes. We know that we have the right Liberty Safe for your wants and needs.

Top 3 Gun Safes and Vaults

Gun Safe and Vault

Liberty Franklin 50 (FR50) Gun Safe

At the Safe Place we know the value of protecting your property, especially your firearms, which is why we offer a large variety of different gun safes and vaults to choose from.  However numerous first time gun safe and vault buyers generally ask which of all the options is the best.  Of course the answer is completely dependent on what the person wants and needs in a gun safe, but we have learned that there are certain aspects of gun safes and vaults that people are particularly drawn to, which is why we put together this list of the Top 3 Gun Safes and Vaults.

The Top 3 Gun Safes and Vaults (in no particular order):

Fort Knox Safe – Fort Knox guns safes and vaults have been in producing and manufacturing gun safes for over thirty years.  Their safes are known for their customizable interiors. They tout their safes as possessing “unequaled security, superior fire protections, the most comprehensive lifetime warranty in the industry, and made in the United States of America”.

AMSEC Safe – AMSEC is short for American Security and was founded in the late 1940’s.  AMSEX is known for their innovations in the safe and vault industry pioneering such popular designs as the round safe door, and using stronger, composite materials for protection.  AMSEC was the first domestic company to receive the Underwriters Laboratories’ TL15 and TL30 Burglary rating for their high security composite safes.

Liberty Safe – Liberty Safes was founded in 1988 and continues to grow as one of the most important and significant contributors to the gun safe and vault industry.  They offer strong, secure safes with a lifetime warranty, fire proof, and are available at competitive prices.  Liberty Safes are proud of their impact in the gun safe and vault industry.

Vault Door

AMSEC VD8030 Vault Door

Again, we’d like to stress that there are numerous high quality and excellent gun safe and vault manufacturers, and that the best safe or vault will truly be found in the eye of the beholder.  The best way to learn which gun safe and vault is best for you is to learn more about the safes and to contact us with any questions that you might have.

Top 5 Reasons to Own Small Home Safes

Small Home Safe

AMSEC BF1512 Home Burglary Fire Safe

At the Safe Place we believe that no home is secure without owning a small home safe.  There are a lot of reasons to own a small home safe and it is strange to think that with all the sensitive information that is available in most homes that more people have not invested in one.  Moreover, with the growing popularity of home alarm systems, any responsible homeowner should realize the value and benefit of a small home safe and that their personal information, valuables, and other records are not protected simply because they own a 24 hour monitored alarm system.

Top 5 Reasons to Own A Small Home Safe:

1. Protect personal records – Personal records that are important to protect include birth certificates, tax records, passports, social security cards, and others.  These records all contain vital information that is important to the identities of the owners of the small home safes.  If these records were ever obtained by a thief or burglar their identities could be easily stolen causing problems for years to come.

2. Protect jewelry and assets – Jewelry and other monetary assets are especially important to protect.  Small home safes are an added security to protect those items that have a great deal of worth that are the targets of theft.  With the added security and protection of a small home safe the jewelry owner need not worry that any visiting guest or family member might lift their property.

3. Protect heirlooms – Perhaps even more important than jewelry and cash assets are the items a person keeps because of sentimental reasons.  These can include anything from letters received while apart from loved ones, pictures, wedding and engagement rings, watches, and more.  These items may not have significant value and worth because of their condition or even their humble appearances, but that does not mean that they are not treasured and valued by the small safe home owner.

4. Protect guns and firearms – There are numerous safes and vaults specifically designed to store guns and firearms, however most people do not have a need for an extensive or dedicated safe or vault exclusively for their firearms.  For the homeowner that owns only one firearm, storing the potentially dangerous weapon in a small home safe is the perfect way to keep the gun away from small children.

5. Peace of mind – Everyone knows that you can buy security, but you can’t buy peace of mind, however we know that the person that is prepared, the person that is safe and secure, does have peace of mind that the person without protection lacks.

Protect yourself and your valuables, purchase a small home safe and have peace of mind knowing that your property is safe and protected.

5 Reasons You Need a Gun Safe

Open Gun Safe

AMSEC FV6032E5 Gun Safe

At the Safe Place, we understand and appreciate that guns are part of the very fabric that makes our nation great. The 2nd Amendment protects our rights to own a firearm but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need to protect our firearms from others.  That’s why we created a list of the top 5 reasons you need a gun safe!

Top 5 Reasons You Need a Gun Safe:

1. Small children – Guns are only dangerous when in the hands of someone that doesn’t know how to responsibility handle and operate the weapon.  With that in mind, if you have a small children, the best way to protect them and your home, if to store your firearms in a gun safe.  Gun safes are secure, easy to open in a time of need, and keeps small hands and little children out.

2. Thieves and burglars – Gun safes protect your firearms from being stolen in the unlikely event that someone breaks into your home when you are not there to defend your property and family.  Gun safes are especially important because if a firearm is stolen and used in a crime, depending on where you live, the firearm can be traced back to you and your household.  Also note that if you do not own a gun safe, be sure to report any lost or stolen firearms immediately.

3. Protect firearms from disasters – As is the case with any and all safes, storing your firearms in a gun safe is a guaranteed way to protect your firearms from natural disasters, such as floods, fires, and earthquakes.  While it is not very likely or common for such events to occur, it is always better to be prepared than to be caught off guard and lose your firearms.

4. Versatile – Gun sages can also be used to store other goods, belongings, valuables, and heirlooms, not simply firearms.  The versatility of a gun safe allows the owners a secure place to store nearly all their valuables, not simply their firearms.  Of course this is contingent upon the size of the gun safe purchased.

5. Peace of mind – The last reason to own a gun safe is that you no longer have to worry about the protection and safety of your firearms when you are not home, especially when you are away from home.  Security always adds both physical and psychological protection, and owning a gun safe will grant the same peace of mind as owning the firearm.

Remember that if you own a gun to keep it safe and secure.  Don’t take any chances.  Keep your firearms in a gun safe.

Home Means Nevada Living & Home Expo

Nevada Living & Home Expo

Nevada Living & Home Expo

Come down and visit The Safe Place booth at the Home Means Nevada Living & Home Expo.

Date: SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2013
Show hours: Friday: 1pm – 9pm; Saturday: 10am – 7pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5pm
Location: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

Turn your house into the home of your dreams at the Home Means Nevada Living & Home Expo! You’ll nd innovative ideas for your home & lifestyle, discover what’s new and compare prices. Don’t miss useful demonstrations on everything from healthy cooking to decorating on a budget!


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Police: As Gun Sales Increase, So Could Gun Thefts

The Safe Place was feature on this channel 2 news segment:

With an increase in gun sales across our area in recent months, police say gun thefts could become a bigger problem.

Police say more than 80% of burglaries happen in the daytime when homeowners aren’t around.

And once criminals get in, many head straight for the gun case.

“They’re easy targets. A lot of people don’t like to put them in safes because they can’t get to them in a safe. The bad guys know that and they know where the common hiding places are,” says Sgt. Patrick Dreelan.

Police say the problem is most people don’t think they could ever be victims.

They told us right around half of gun owners don’t even have a secure hiding spot.

Most folks simply put their guns in obvious places like a closet as well as under mattresses and nightstands.

“Put it somewhere where you wouldn’t think you would find a gun. If you need to put it in a safe when you go to work, make sure it’s a large safe, something that can’t be picked up and taken away.”

At businesses like The Safe Place on Greg Street in Sparks, you can find just about anything you need to protect your guns. If you plan on buying one of their certified safes, you can expect to spend anywhere from $900 to $9,000.

“Make sure you bolt it down, if at all possible,” said Pete Callos of The Safe Place. “Whether it’s a sub-floor or concrete, anything is better than nothing.”

Police gave us a few other tips for protecting your homes – as well.

They say a good way is with better locks.

Also, an alarm system is a great way to keep intruders out.

Police also suggest neighbors band together to keep an eye on each other’s homes.

And if you don’t want to spend the money on an alarm system, police say a big dog will do the trick as well.