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Specialty Storage – Gun Storage and Deposit Boxes

May 19, 2022 by Antone Boustani

Protecting your family by storing guns out of the home is increasingly popular.

In April 1996, Australia was shocked by the brutal killing of 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania. In response, one of the changes to come was securely and safely storing firearms. This became law in all states and territories in Australia.

Removing guns from the curiosity of children and the risk of theft is firmly believed to be an important contribution to safety. Many spouses are comforted for the family to know a firearm is not easily accessible.

Firearm Storage
It is the responsibility of all firearms users to ensure that their firearms are properly stored. There are regulations in each state determining minimum storage requirements. Responsible shooters will not only meet but exceed these specifications and do all they can to ensure their firearms are safe and secured. So do the right thing not only for yourself, but for the future of the sport and fellow shooters as well and secure those firearms in a properly installed safe. Safe positioning Before you permanently install your safe, put some thought into where to locate it, both for maximum security and for the well-being of your firearms as well. You don’t want to store your guns anywhere there is a chance of leaking water or high humidity as both are corrosion starters. Also, temperature extremes should be avoided, if possible, particularly with wooden gun stocks, which can warp, and ammunition storage. It is for these reasons that the safe is better positioned under the main roof of the house where insulation and security is much better than in an unlined shed. With many of us living in coastal or tropical areas, it is a good idea to position some form of moisture absorber inside the safe to keep the air within dry to prevent rust from taking hold on your firearms. 

Tubs of moisture-absorbing crystals are available from supermarkets and hardware stores. Alternatively, many items you buy from the shops come packed with silica gel sachets, which can be thrown in the safe. These can come in everything from electrical goods and reloading gear to taco shells! Remington also make a specialist dehumidifier, which is a more expensive option but is said to provide excellent protection for your guns. Take care to position your safe away from prying eyes, where it cannot easily be seen from windows. 

Roller doors on garages are another consideration. A safe needs to be positioned where it cannot be seen by the whole street every time you drive in and out of your garage. A mate of mine has his safe mounted inside a linen cupboard and no-one would ever know it was there - a great idea. While we all should be publicly proud to be shooters, it’s certainly not a good idea to advertise to the world that there are guns in your house and where they are located. The security of the room containing the safe should also be given some consideration and strong door and window locks are cheap insurance. For standard sliding aluminium windows, a simple piece of 12mm dowel dropped into the bottom channel will prevent the window being slid open from the outside - another cheap but effective hint.

A Deposit Box is an individually secured container—usually a metal box—that stays in the safe or vault of a federally insured bank or credit union. Deposit boxes are used to keep valuables, important documents, and sentimental keepsakes protected.

If you want to keep your assets safe from damage and theft and you want to ensure that your valuables are truly safe, then a deposit box in a secure, private storage facility is your best option.

Some people opt to use a home safe, filing cabinets, or just hide their valuable items in their clothes cupboard, while others prefer to rely on their bank’s deposit boxes. Though, what advantages could you benefit from by choosing to store your valuables with a private deposit box facility?

1. A private facility is a convenient and easy solution for storing valuables
Whether you need to keep your family heirlooms in while you’re away on holiday, you can rest assured that with a private deposit box storage facility you will know exactly where your valuables are, and that you can easily access them when you need them.

2.Your precious items are Secure from damage
Keeping items like originals of your insurance policies; family records such as birth, marriage, and death certificates; original deeds, titles, mortgages, leases, and other contracts; stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposits at home, at work, or on your person seriously exposes you to the risk that your precious items could be damaged, misplaced, stolen, or lost forever.
These documents and items need the special care, attention, and security that only safe deposit boxes can provide. A private security vault keeps them safe from potential damage caused by extreme temperatures, fires, floods, natural disasters, and even theft.

3. Your valuables are secured with state-of-the-art security measures
Your valuable items and documents are protected by a level of security that you could not achieve at home. 

4. Your privacy is ensured, and you are protected against a financial collapse
Most banks will require you to disclose vast amounts of personal information if you decide to rent one of their  deposit boxes. In addition, you are classed as an unsecured creditor as the safety of your items is never insured. However, this is not the case for most private service providers who, more often than not, will have various insurance options available to you.

Moreover, what you choose to store in your deposit box remains completely private. With a well-run private storage facility, you will be provided with a private viewing room to ensure the utmost privacy when you handle the contents of your safe deposit box.

5. Only you can access your Deposit Box
If you decide to go out and rent a safety deposit box, you are the only person who has the key needed to access your box and its contents. If you lose your key a locksmith is required to drill your lock out, but this can only be done with you present.

Kennards Self Storage provide a range of unique storage solutions for specialist and niche requirements. We have designed and built a range of specialised storage options for the customers that need something different from a simple lock up space.  We have spaces for Wine, Guns, personal items, RV’s and so on. These unique uses have their own particular requirements. Here we focus on Gun Storage and Safety Deposit Boxes.
Legally Compliant Gun Safes –Owning and storing guns requires a particular level of security. Local law enforcement is highly concerned about the compliance of storing guns. Kennards Gun Storage is compliant to each States regulations and offers a safe off-site solution. Don’t worry about the issue of how to hide a gun safe. Keeping your firearms out of the home offers additional peace of mind about their accidental use.  

Gun Storage Features
Our cabinets are heavy gauge steel firearm cabinets made to comply with Government Regulations. For the secure storage of your firearms. 

Ammunition Compartment
To comply with Government Regulations. The legislation requires that your ammunition be kept in a separate lock up compartment, our gun storage provides this.
Personal Deposit Boxes -The question of “how to rent a deposit box” has a very easy answer. Our micro storage boxes provide an ideal off-site storage space for small personal effects. Made with robust steel construction in a strong room the spaces offer a higher level of security than a storage locker. 

Private Spaces
You are the only person with access to your space. Your privacy is maintained, and personal records are kept confidential. You keep the only keys to your space to ensure your own privacy and peace of mind.

Kennards Self Storage has easy access individual storage spaces that are accessible 24 hours a day and there are over 90 centres in Australia and New Zealand, so there is one close to you!!

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You will also find moving boxes and storage unit prices. There are a lot of cheap storage solutions out there but ask yourself are you getting bang for your buck.

Kennards Self Storage has alarmed spaces. Back to base CCTV Monitoring and no lock in leases,
Kennards Storage prices are fair and transparent. The website has prices easily viewed for every type of size needed. Prices are simply affected by supply and demand. Renting one is as easy as clicking the keyboard a couple of times. We will even cover your insurance for the first month to the value of $30,000. Sydney Storage prices start at $30 per month for a 1 metre by 1 metre locker. We can even rent you some storage shelves for your storage unit to help you maximise the use of your space!

Kennards Self Storage, the People who Care.

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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