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How to Build a Gun Safe Room

When you first start out, a gun safe makes sense for storing your guns. Maybe just a .22 and shotgun to start with. But as your collection grows and the number of gun safes multiply, a gun safe room starts to make more sense. There are thousands of things to think about when building a gun safe room. To start the process, we’ve put together a guide to help make sure you get all your bases covered.

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Top 10 ways to prevent moisture in a vault room

Most vault rooms are located in the basement of a home. But moisture is always a concern in a basement. Controlling moisture in a vault room is crucial in preventing damage from mold, mildew, and corrosion. Moisture is a silent intruder and can cause thousands of dollars in damage without you knowing. But how can you protect your vault room from moisture?

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Is a Vault Room Better than a Gun Safe?

With all the options in security sometimes it’s hard to decide which direction to go. Should I make a safe room and install a vault door? Or is a standard safe good enough? The correct answer to that depends on many things. Let's dive into why you would build a walk in home safe.


How to Turn a Closet into a Safe Room

Are you looking to upgrade the security of your home but aren’t sure how? With a few considerations, turning a closet into a safe room can be simple and cost effective. So what things should you consider and what is the process like?

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Top 5 Reasons to Build a Vault Room

There are many options for increasing security in home or business. Many homeowners and small businesses have considered building a vault or safe room for a variety of reasons. But what are the top reasons to build a vault room?


Why do I need a Vault Door

Perhaps you already have a safe or multiple safes, but want to consolidate your property into one ultra secure place then a vault room with one of our vault doors could be a great option for you. more


Who Makes the Best Vault Doors?

Smith Security Safes has been in the security business since 1982, making us the longest lasting vault door manufacturer still in business today. more

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Anatomy of a Quality Safe Door

Every company claims they build quality safe doors – but what does a quality safe door look like? With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the details. We’ve put together a list of the key parts of a high quality safe door. more

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How to select a safe door for your home or business?

When you’re going to build a safe room, the most important thing to question is: What safe door is right for me? We'll help get you the information to know exactly what you need. more


Serving the Security Industry for nearly 40 years

We have been building vault doors, storm shelter doors, and safes at Smith Security Safes for nearly 40 years and we still build them today just as strong as we did when we started way back in 1982. more