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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Safe App



My buddy was showing me one of his new rifles the other day. After he put the key in the gun safe he got a text on his cell phone. He's got a device that sends him a text if anything happens to the safe. It can detect everything from movement to temperature to humidity. There are a number of different companies who make similar devices.

They don't give them away, but when you consider the value of the contents of your average gun safe, it's worth it. Guns aren't like other valuables either. It's one thing to lose something like jewelery or gold coins. That's a loss, but a stolen gun can be used to commit other crimes.

I checked on Amazon and a Liberty Safe monitor, with free service, sells for less than $200. That's just one example. Considering that a single gun is worth more than that, it's something to look at seriously. I'm not promoting any one brand. Do your own research.

The device itself runs on a battery, but it does need to be able to connect to wifi. That could be a weak link. In a grid down situation it would be disabled. A clever thief could cut Internet service before breaking in.

That's also a problem for someone like me who powers down their house completely when away for months at a time. I save money by shutting down electric and Internet service when away. However, it might be worth keeping it running for security purposes. I do have other ways of protecting my safe, and no, I'm not going to tell about them here.

It is tempting to join the 21st century and take advantage of the technology that's out there.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. I am not typically a tinfoil hat black helicopter type, but I am thinking it can also a way for OTHERS to keep track of your guns. Not sure I'd want that info on the www for anyone to access. And if it is there for you to access it is there for others to access too.

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    1. I supposed the company that provides the service would know how often your safe is opened and the temperature and humidity of your house.

      Had not thought of that. Something to weigh in the balance.

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  2. could always wrap them up for bottom of chest freezer or store in a barrel filled with miscalanous pipe or wood scraps

    gun safes were never a great deterrent to thieves but only the family fool or child

    Wildflower

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    1. My father-in-law uses hiding places, but he's collected so many classic rifles he's running out of space.

      Before they can open my safe they have to find it.

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    2. Yup that's pretty much my method also Bear...
      Last summer I was honored to occasionally check on a friend's house for several months while they were away.
      They have a security system which is monitored, that I had the codes to. It is the same code which they use for everything...there were times which I was tempted to see if it was the same code for his gun safe too... fortunately I figured it was none of my concern to know...it is a Liberty safe, a very large one with all the bells and whistles, so I'm sure it has this function. Glad I never did more than insure it was secure lol !
      It is good to have friends with that much trust in you...

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    3. Indeed it is good to have friends. We've had some adventures together over the years. Lots of history.

      Bet he would have gotten a text that you messed with his safe. :)

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  3. What good does it do if you are more than five minutes from you home?

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    1. You can call someone to check. Also, the alarm can be set to other numbers, like a good friend or a relative.

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  4. In fact that's the way my friends house is set up. Not only does it notify him and the police. It also notifies others such as myself.
    However I did tell my buddy before he left, that if SHTF while he was gone his safe would be in jeopardy lol. Because I'm on the call up list, I can even cancel the police response...of course my buddy stated that if SHTF , I was more than welcome to the contents ha ha :-)

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    1. Better you get them than the great unwashed mob. :)

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