What would you do???


July 7, 2008, 05:00 PM
Let's say you have a closet in your "hobby room" that is 2-3 feet deep(however deep the average closet is) and 6-7 feet wide, with double doors. Would you buy one big safe(RSC) and bolt it out in the room like a piece of furniture...taking up space and being very obvious, or would you buy two smaller safes(RSCs) and bolt them facing each other in opposing ends of the closet in the dead space that is not covered by the doors? This gives you one for handguns and one for long guns...and likely more space for less money than buying a single safe(RSC).

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July 7, 2008, 05:26 PM
I'd do the two safes ( I do not care to advertise) and turn the whole closet into a "Katrina closet"

Then I'd invite some Deaf people over for a BBQ.

July 7, 2008, 06:15 PM
That's what I was thinking...since the whole room is going to be my museum anyway...getting in the door is going to be harder that busting through a wall, but that's part of the plan.

Another question is the locks...electronic or dial combination??? I know I want doors on them with either the pins on the hinge side and bolts on the top, bottom, and opening side of the door. Anyone feel the bolts on the hinge side are any better that the stationary pins??? I'm thinking pins or bolts on all 4 sides of the door are going to make any attempt to pry the sides out impossible. Bolted down with walls all the way around it going to hamper cutting from the sides or bottom. Should be pretty secure even though they aren't "real" safes.

Another security thought I'm having...since I work with 'puters and networks. Does anyone monitor their home with cameras and computer that will email or call their cellphone, PDA, or Blackberry when motion is sensed? I'm thinking it would be pretty easy to email and show a view of what's going on at the house on the device...sort of a silent alarm allowing me to be the first responder.

As for the BBQ, they always come over anyway...but we usually cook steaks or fish.

July 7, 2008, 06:24 PM
Golf balls and a long-tubed industrial vacuum (to get them out from behind it) will help you get a smallish safe into place in a closet.

July 7, 2008, 06:31 PM

Good idea!...Thanks! I was thinking friends with the offer of beer and Cuban cigars, but this sounds cheaper and would allow me to work on the project at my "usual hours" for home projects...which usually winds up being midnight.

July 7, 2008, 06:48 PM
Make sure your safes have hinges that open wider than 90 degrees, otherwise accessing the stuff inside your safe is going to be a pain.

July 7, 2008, 08:44 PM
Well, so much for that great idea...by the time a safe gets small enough to fit the way I want, the quality is at a level I may as well just hang the damn guns on the wall of the closet and close the doors. Guess I'll just up the insurance and hang them on the wall.

July 7, 2008, 09:45 PM
You could put a lock on the door as an added deterant, maybe harden the closet.

Are these guns collectables?

July 7, 2008, 09:50 PM
I monitor my home with infrared wireless cameras and use a custom software package that I made myself to email to a web side email account. My program also will call my cell phone and tone alert me to the intrusion.

Always go with wireless monitoring as criminals look and disable any wired type of security.

July 7, 2008, 10:42 PM

Just your average joe's guns...values from 300 to 3000 each. Only a few that haven't been shot.


Do you use wireless to a hidden access point connected to cable or autodial, or do you depend on a wireless broadband connection to stay up 24/7???

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