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Secure gun storage can be a lifesaver. It can prevent theft and access by children, unauthorized users, and anyone who may pose a danger to themself or others. The best device for you is the one that is most appropriate for the circumstances in your household.

Full-Sized Gun Safe

Full-sized gun safe

Storage of multiple guns in one place. Biometric lock more secure than key or passcode.

Price Range: $200-$2,000

  • Prevents access by children
  • Prevents access by unauthorized users
  • Prevents theft (if secured to a structure in home)
  • Enables fast access

Lock Box/Locker

gun safe

Smaller and lighter than safe. Biometric lock more secure than key or passcode.

Price Range: $25-$350

  • Prevents access by children
  • Prevents access by unauthorized users
  • Provides secure vehicle storage
  • Enables fast access

Console/Vehicle Gun Safe

Console/Vehicle Gun Safe for firearm storage

For storage in a vehicle. Biometric lock more secure than key or passcode.

Price Range: $50-$350

  • Prevents access by children
  • Prevents access by unauthorized users
  • Prevents theft (if secured to a structure in a car)
  • Provides secure vehicle storage
  • Enables fast access

Gun Case

For home or in-transit storage of one firearm. Uses external lock.

Price Range: $10-$150

  • Prevents access by children
  • Prevents access by unauthorized users
  • Enables fast access

Trigger Lock

Locks trigger of single weapon. Never use with loaded gun. May be dismantled with minimal
tools and skills, so not as effective with older children and teens.

Price Range: $10-$75

  • Prevents use by small children
  • Enables fast access

Cable Lock

Cable runs through action of single weapon to prevent firing. Ammunition must be removed for lock use. May be dismantled with minimal tools and skills, so not as effective with older children and teens

Price Range: $0*–$50

  • Prevents use by small children
  • Enables fast access

* Often provided free with firearm purchase.

Learn more about secure gun storage with Be SMART

The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

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