Buying a home safe is not quite as hard as it may seem and many people tend to automatically think of larger and heavier safes when we mention home safes. The fact of the matter is that even though these bigger safes may provide you with more protection, they may also cost you a lot of money.

We have decided to look at some of the key features needed to buy the perfect safe and how these features could be beneficial to you. The safes that we have on our list have all been tested against our core features and we will discuss any flaws that we find present in them.

Key Features to Look For in Home Safes

We would like to mention that in order to get extra features with your cheaper safe; you should look at the safes with mechanical locks. These locks are cheaper to produce and they still offer the same amount of protection as the technologically advanced biometric and electronic locks. They will just save you money and even provide you with extra storage space for a lower price.

  • Design. Gun owners are usually the ones that need to pay the most money to truly get value from their home safe and this amount of money will only increase the amount of valuables that you own. Home safes are carefully designed and they can even sometimes be more durable than the smaller handgun safes.
  • Size. Size is imperative and you will need to ensure that you have enough storage space for your longer items. There are multiples sizes on the market, but we always recommend buying a little bigger than you need. This is because most Americans need to upgrade their safe or buy a new one within two years and if you are a hoarder, you need to buy a lot bigger to get optimal value.
  • Structure. The storage structure is also part of the storage space and it is imperative that you look for a safe with not too many shelves as this will greatly reduce and limit the space that you have for storing your valuables. If you are willing to spend a few extra bucks, you can find a safe with removable or adjustable shelves and this will be great for compartmentalizing all of your items while you are still collecting the firearms. By adding a gun safe door organizer, you will have added storage for your ammunition as well.
  • Barrel Rest. This barrel rests also need to be soft in order to ensure that the barrels do not scratch when the safe is frequently used and rifles are constantly moved. We recommend having an interior carpet as well to add to the protection of your rifle.

We hope that you got my points about how to choose the best safe for your home. Once you take these features to heart, you will become a lot more knowledgeable on safes and thus you will be able to make better decisions, but we would like to mention that it can be great for customizing your own safe. We think that you have enjoyed this long article and that you now have all the knowledge to make a great choice on your next safe. We would like to encourage you to ask any questions about gun safes and to share your knowledge, should you have experience with home safes.


We would like to thank you for reading this article and we believe that you should now be able to easily conceal your safe. There are still many other more known methods, but we have tried to look for some of the more uncommon places to help you hide the gun safe. We would like to encourage you to let us know where you hide your safe and how effective you believe the hiding spot is. Your opinion could help someone else make the correct decision when it comes to concealing their safe

Michel Pedneault

Michel Pedneault

Michel Pedneault has been blogging for more than three decades. He is one of the former lead writer of He wrote thousand of reviews on various tools & gears. He is fond of travelling, adventures and discovering new things. You can reach him at twitter @pedneault

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