Gun Safety Devices
Keeping your weapons protected and secured is extremely important. We understand why having guns in your home can help you and your family feel safer and more secure. But that being said, it is irresponsible to leave your weapons unguarded. Even if you are properly versed in firearm safety, it is possible that your children might get into your weapons and cause serious harm to themselves or those around them. Another possibility is that an intruder might gain access to your weapons and use them against you or your loved ones. Fortunately, you can prevent these acts from occurring by installing gun safety devices on your firearms.
Gun safety devices comes in many varieties. The main goal of these devices is to either prevent the unauthorized use of a firearm or to track a firearm's location. Gun trigger locks provide a last line of defense for your firearms, and they prevent these weapons from being used by unauthorized individuals. A gun trigger lock is an easy to use device that installs over the trigger on a firearm. Once installed, the gun will not be able to be fired unless the gun trigger lock is first removed. The only way to remove the gun trigger lock is to enter its combination code. You will want to protect this code, as anyone who knows it will be able to release the gun trigger lock and fire the weapon. Therefore, this code should be protected in the same manner as the code for your security system. Many gun trigger lock devices are also capable of detecting motion, and they can let your security system know if someone tries to tamper with your weapon and move it from its designated storage area.
Another gun safety device you might consider is an asset tracker. An asset tracker is a small piece of equipment that you clip onto a valuable possession, in this case, a firearm. Once installed, an asset tracker will detect movement. If someone moves your weapon, then it will send an alert to the alarm control panel, and your security system will respond based on the programming settings for the associated wireless zone. Depending on the asset tracker, it may alert the system upon detecting any movement, or it may only activate upon being taken outside of a specified geofence based on GPS. Check the specifications for the asset tracker and review its user manual to determine how it operates.
In addition to using gun safety devices, you might also consider taking a certified gun safety course so that you are familiar with all the best practices for using and operating firearms. It may also be a good idea to have members of your household also enroll in such a gun safety class so that everyone who may come into contact with your weapons knows how to use them safely if it ever becomes necessary.