Gun Cabinet Locks
If you own guns / rifles, then one of the critical conditions of your license to keep or bear firearms is the secure manner in which they must be kept. It is essential that you maintain a high level of security around your weapons at all times and they must be locked in a proper gun cabinet.
Gun cabinets are normally fitted with specialist high security seven-lever lock mechanisms, commonly labelled up as gun cabinet locks. These locks are ideal for gun cabinets because this level of security is similar to that of high security safes and as such, are designed to be extremely difficult to manipulate, with seven levers to contend with, normally with tight lever gates with very little tolerance to ensure picking would not be made easy.
Whilst keeping security in mind, a lock is only as secure as the keys. Ensuring nobody else can get hold of your keys is absolutely critical, and we highly recommend the use of key safes which can be discreetly mounted in the back of a cupboard somewhere to minimise the risk of anyone else getting their hands on the keys.
We recommend you replace your gun cabinet locks as soon as any problems or operational issues become apparent. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your weapons so you should never leave it until the locks fail!