There is a gun store in our state that also sells gun safes. When they sell a safe they put a “sold” sign on it which includes the buyer’s name, address and phone number. But the safe along with the customer’s information remains on display until it is picked up or delivered. Dozens of people every day could potentially write down the safe model and customer information with the intent to break into it after it is installed. But consider this: A thief might decide that since the buyer obviously has things in the house that need to be in a safe, it might be better to visit his house now, before the safe is delivered!
I related this to a customer who had visited that gun store. He observed the same thing and said he would never buy a gun safe there because of the store’s complete lack of discretion. But he stated “It’s even worse than that. I asked to see the interior of a sold safe, and the store employee wrote the combination for me on a paper so I could open it to look. I could have gone to that guy’s house when he was away, opened the safe using the combination, and cleaned it out, without needing to take any tools.”
Be careful when investing in home security. Protect yourself by being discrete, and buy from a place that also practices discretion. Stores like the one above are one of the reasons I always say “Buy your guns from a gun store, but buy you gun safe from a safe store.”