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SecureIt Gun Safe

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by wiiawiwb, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. wiiawiwb

    wiiawiwb Member

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    I've got limited space and looking to get a safe that I can pigeon-hole into a closet. The heavy and unwieldy gun safes won't work for me. I'm looking specifically at the Agile 52 which I'll secure to the wall.

    Has anyone had good or bad experiences with the Ultralight series of gun cabinets from SecureIt?
     
  2. FAS1

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    No experience, but that one-off electronic lock would scare me.
     
  3. Allen One1

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    I have one and love it. It keeps things very organized, it is a solid build but still light weight. It can easily be moved into position and then bolted to the floor and wall. The electronic lock is just ok but it does have a backup key if it goes dead.
     
  4. Eddietruett

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    Looking on the website, it looks convenient, but there is no mention of a fire rating unless I overlooked it. I worry about fire just about as much as theft. I've seen entire safes removed from houses that were bolted to the floor as well as wall, although these type of thefts are very rare, but only the better safes seem to protect guns in a house fire along with all the water the fire department might be pouring in.
     
  5. Allen One1

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    They are not fire proof they are basically a steel box with slots in the back to mount the accessories. If you need or want fire protection this is not it. They are probably about as secure as a large "safe" in regards to theft as you can cut through the side of a regular safe pretty fast. It makes them bring tools at least, not just grab and go.
     
  6. wiiawiwb

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    Fire protection is not a worry for me nor is the threat from a determined or professional thief. If they want to get at what's inside, they're going to get it.

    Given my limited space issue, I think it will provide reasonable protection from the smash-and-grab thief which is my main concern.
     
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  7. Aim1

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    Have one and love it. Being modular is the best part. There is a backup regular key.

    They usually have a lot of sales and have a LEO/Military discount which is significant.


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  8. Aim1

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    Most gun safes safes fire protection is a joke. Watch a few YouTube videos on it.

    Secureit makes a fireproof safe but I think it starts at like $4,500.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    What thickness steel?
     
  10. FAS1

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    per website: "WHAT'S INCLUDED Heavy-duty steel cabinet"

    In the reviews/Ask a question section.

    "Admin Olivia Card – October 11, 2019
    The Model 52 is our ultra-light gun safe made of 18-gauge cold-rolled steel which has a black oxide powder coat."

    Heavy Duty Steel and 18 Gauge should never be used together IMO.

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  11. FAS1

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    When I said that the lock scared me was more of is there a replacement available when it breaks?
    Will they sell you a replacement lock and at what price?
    What is the life expectancy of the lock?
    I haven't seen it used anywhere else so I'm not sure there is enough info to determine how reliable/durable they are compared to a UL rated lock with a standard footprint.
     
  12. labnoti

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    Secure-IT has a good proposition -- their security cabinet is lightweight (easy to move and ship), it's appropriately sized (deep enough for scoped MSR's), it has good organizers/rests/bins inside.
    But then they ruin the proposition by pricing it way too high and having virtually no distribution network. Their price is so high, one could just as easily afford one of the cheap import gypsum-lined "safes" carried by the big retail stores. It's really not much less expensive than an entry-level Liberty. And since there's no retailers that carry them anywhere but online, there's no one really discounting them to free inventory space and no way to share shipping costs with a truckload of other stuff.

    Now look at Stack-On security cabinets. They have all the same value proposition, but they come with a key lock instead of a electronic combo, and the organizers inside are mostly do-it-yourself (they come with a simple plastic rack for barrel rests.) But they're $140 and you can pick them up at the local Tractor Supply, Sportsmans Warehouse etc. You can have six of them for the price of one Secure-It. Since they're welded (just spot welded), they're probably a little sturdier. We already know that nothing under $1000 is going to be secure against quick-entry by power tools and certainly nothing will be fire-proof, so if we're shopping in this market it is just for a practical level of security to keep the contents away from those with only a casual interest and undetermined ability like kids or someone doing an unprepared smash-and-grab.

    Not everyone needs a "safe." The contents of my security cabinet have a value much lower than what most Liberty safes cost, not to mention a proper Fort Knox. Those safes would not only cost me a lot, they'd be a royal pain to install, a further pain to move, and in an event such as theft or attempted theft, or fire, they would be damaged and actually increase my losses even if they totally saved the firearm collection. Financially, I'm better off having the guns burn rather than the safe -- or even more likely the guns and the safe.
     
  13. Eddietruett

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    I got a notice from my home owners insurance company stating that since the house I live it had 2 burglaries in the last year (no one was living there, it was under renovation) that they will not cover any firearms in case of a theft unless they are in an "approved" gun safe even with an extra firearm rider. Funny thing is they can't provide me specifications of what is "approved". The lady finally told me it just had to be a good one. What an out they are leaving themselves!! I only filed one claim, but they know there were 2 because I did call the police because when I discovered the 2nd one, I thought they might still be in the house and nothing was stolen the 2nd time, but it is a strike against me. Got to get me a better insurance company. Trouble is everything about your home's history is on a data base for all of the companies to see. It is one of the best legal scams around.
     
  14. Aim1

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    I know one of our local police departments uses a bunch of their gun cabinets, the military style ones.
     
  15. FAS1

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    Yes, but the location is real secure. Armories use cabinets as well because the building is the real security, not the cabinet. The cabinets do add a layer of security, but mainly just organized storage.
     
  16. FAS1

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    Have you considered a modular safe like a Zanotti Armor?
    www.zanottiarmor.com
     
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