Monthly Archives: November 2012

Difficult Safe Delivery

Have you ever thought about buying a large high security safe but changed your mind because you assumed there was no way to get it installed?  Or have you ever “settled” and bought a lesser safe than you wanted for the same reason?  Hoogerhyde Safe & Lock can sometimes accomplish safe deliveries that people thought were impossible.

The photos show how we delivered a 3025# Graffunder gun safewhere there was no way to get from the front of the home to the walk-out basement in back. We have special machines and equipment for moving gun safes, and sometimes we need to work with outside contractors. When you buy a safe from Hoogerhyde our delivery cost is usually very reasonable. A “high degree of difficulty” comes with a higher price, of course.

EMP and Redundant Safe Locks

Electronic safe locks are definitely faster and easier to use than traditional dial type locks, but some people do not trust their reliability.  Lock failure due to EMP – electromagnetic pulse – is a concern of some people as well.  EMP’s are typically associated with nuclear explosions and specific types of military weapons with the capability of destroying all kinds of electronic systems.  See Wikipedia for information on EMP.

Fort Knox Gun Safe with Redundant Lock System

LaGardbrand redundant safe lock systems are the best solution for these concerns. With the redundant lock arrangement your gun safe will have both an electronic keypad AND a mechanical dial controlling a single lock unit. If the electronic part fails due to EMP, or for any other reason, the dial will still open your safe. You will ALWAYS be able to open your safe! This system has been used in banks for several years, but it is now available on Fort Knox gunsafes. I don’t believe any other gun safe manufacturer offers it, and this “peace of mind” upgrade only costs about $400. It also gives your gun safe a unique appearance that will impress your friends.