First up, let's address the essentials of gun safe management and what you should be keeping an eye out for. After that, we'll talk about the specific pieces of equipment that will help you make the most of our gun safe and keep your firearms in tip-top shape.
HUMIDITY CONTROL FOR YOUR FIREARMS
GUN SAFE BASICS
WHY DO I NEED A DEHUMIDIFIER FOR MY GUNS?
A dehumidifier is absolutely necessary for protecting your guns and valuables against corrosion and rust. A dehumidifier will not only keep rust from forming but extend the life of your guns by decades. By removing the moisture out of the air, a dehumidifier will also prevent the build-up of mold. Here at Lockdown™, we have dehumidifiers designed specifically for your gun safe and many other products to extend the life of your guns.
HOW DOES HUMIDITY CORRODE GUNS?
Humidity allows moisture to build up inside the barrel and frame of the gun, causing the gun to rust/corrode. Iron and steel will start to rust at 86˚F and will destroy your gun in minutes at temps above 122˚F. Once temps in your safe reach these levels and the humidity starts to rise above 70%, you’ll degrade your guns within a week. Keeping your dehumidifier at 50% humidity will ensure your guns and valuables are safe from corrosion.
HOW DO I COMBAT THE CORROSION OF MY GUNS?
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a scientist to keep your guns safe from corrosion and plastics safe from degradation. With temps above 86˚F, your stainless steel guns will start corroding within four days! According to the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), corrosion of steel costs Americans more than 400 billion dollars a year. Our dehumidifiers and moisture-control products will ensure you’re not a part of the 400 billion in damages.
HOW DOES LOCKDOWN HELP ME PROTECT MY GUNS?
The Lockdown™ Automatic Dehumidifier comes in 2 sizes (compact & full size) in order to fit multiple storage containers and rooms. The automatic dehumidifier can be set to a specific humidity level (50%) and will only turn on when the humidity gets too high. The best feature is the extended drainage hose that connects to your plumbing. This feature allows you to avoid emptying your reservoir by draining straight into your plumbing. To avoid any confusion, the Dehumidifier doesn’t work with the Puck (yet), so you need to manually set the humidity level you want.
WHY SHOULD I BUY THE AUTOMATIC DEHUMIDIFIER?
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY RESERVOIR TANK OVERFLOWS IN MY SAFE?