Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is approaching quickly and preparation is the key to preventing stress during what’s supposed to be a happy time of the year. The list of things you have to do for each holiday is never ending and the details are infinite. No matter how prepared you think you are, there’s always something that slips your mind. It usually has something to do with food, decorations, or cleaning the house before guests arrive, but have you thought about gun safety? With extra people in your home and the chaos that comes with them, the last thing you need to think about is whether or not your firearms are secure. Here are three things to consider when preparing your home for the holiday season.
Where Will You Store Your Guns?
Is there a secure place where you will be keeping your guns while you have guests? If not, it’s time to consider a gun safe. Putting your guns up on the highest shelf in your closet is not a secure way to keep them from young children or people that shouldn’t be touching them. Gun safes are the easiest way to give you peace of mind that no one will have access to them during the holiday festivities. Aaron’s Locksmith offers several brands of safes including Winchester and American Security.
Who Will Have Access to Your Guns?
The whole point of owning guns if they aren’t for sport is for protection. When you put them in a gun safe, you need to make sure the right people have access in the event of an emergency. There’s no point in having a gun safe if everyone is going to be able to get into it. Decide before the holidays who will have the code to your gun safe and make sure they are properly trained in handling the firearm safely.
Will the Ammunition be Kept in a Separate Place?
A gun doesn’t work unless it’s loaded. Keeping your ammunition and guns in the same place can be dangerous if it gets into the wrong hands. You might want to consider a second gun safe to keep your ammunition in. By doing so, you’ll need different codes to unlock the safes thus preventing the possibility of someone getting ahold of the gun and it’s ammo.
Do You Have an Emergency Plan?
Emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times and rarely do we have time to react in a reasonable manner. If you don’t already have an emergency plan for the use of your guns, it’s time to create one. For example, if there’s a home intruder who will be the one to retrieve the gun and who will call 911? During the holidays, break-ins and other criminal activity are heightened. Having a plan in place for what you’ll do in the unlikely event that something happens is important.
Let Us Help Keep Your Guns Secure
We know your family’s security is important to you. Our wide range of home security services can cater to your every need. From gun safes to surveillance cameras, we’re able to help. Contact us today for more information on what Aaron’s Locksmith can do for you!