Note: Handgun Safe is known by other names, the official name is mk2 Hide Away Safe (smaller) and mk3 Hide Away Safe - Weapon Safe - Laptop Safe (larger). We refer to the official name throughout this site.
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The Portable Handgun Safe is part of the Hide Away Safe Co, the Australian manufacturer, range of High Security, Relocatable, Light-Weight safes, view the full range of Hide Away Safe Australian site or rest of the World site - both sites open in a new window.
Handgun Safe is:
Portable Gun Safe manufactured in Australia from Lexan Polycarbonate a General Electric Trademarked Impact Modified Polycarbonate known world-wide for its great strength, extreme high impact resistance and heat resistant properties.
Lexan Polycarbonate is so strong it is used in High Security applications to manufacture products such as:
Please Note: The Foldback Handle, as you can see in the following picture, is an optional extra.
It must be clearly understood that the Hide Away Safe - Handgun Safe is not approved, as yet, as a stand alone permanent storage facility for handguns in the home.
It is however being used by State and Territory Police Force in Australia under a risk management regime in one way or another to secure handguns in vehicles. Potential users should independently verify its approval for use in their particular mobile situation.
The Docking Station is easily installed to almost any flat surface and at any angle, even upside down, using screws, bolts or ACRYLIC (water based) glue into which the Handgun Safe slides in and locks with the supplied SCEC Endorsed High Security Abloy PROTEC Key. Once locked the Handgun Safe conceals all fastenings used to install the Docking Station eg. screws or bolts.
The lid on the Handgun Safe locks in or out of the Docking Station with the supplied High Security Abloy PROTEC Key. This allows the Handgun Safe to be taken from one location to another without the contents being exposed.
Unlock the Handgun Safe with the supplied high security Abloy PROTEC Key, remove the Handgun Safe about 50mm (2 inches) then lock the lid, then completely remove the Handgun Safe from its Docking Station. Take the Handgun Safe to another previously installed Docking Station slide it in and when its about two thirds in un-lock it, then slide it all the way into the Docking Station then lock it.
Fitted to the back of the Abloy PROTEC Lock inside the Handgun Safe is a customised heavy duty cam. When the Handgun Safe lid is closed and the High Security Abloy PROTEC Key is turned 180 degrees the cam secures the lid to the Handgun Safe through a specially designed slot in the lid.
Abloy PROTEC (Ultra) High Security Lock includes a customised heavy duty cam and two Nickel Silver Abloy PROTEC Keys. It has a possible 1.97 billion different key combinations, it cannot be drilled and is mechanically impossible to pick. It is the World’s First Un-Pickable Lock. Used for keyed alike and individually keyed safes or is an exceptional (cost effective) Master Key System, including Master, Grand Master and Grand Grand Master Keys.
Between 1990 and June 1993 a couple of thousand man hours was invested in the design, material selection, manufacturing techniques and testing of what we originally named mk2 Hide Away Safe. In 1993 after nearly 3 years of research and development the Australia designed and manufactured mk2 Hide Away Safe became available for sale.
Hide Away Safe was designed to be installed in a:
Then in early 1995 we received an enquiry from a Police Officer working with Victorian Police who saw the Hide Away Safe at a Home Show in Melbourne we were exhibiting in.
5 months later after numerous discussions we sold a number of mk2 Hide Away Safe we named Handgun Safe to the Victorian Police. We only had to make one change to the mk2 Hide Away Safe we have been selling as a Home Safe since 1993. We had to change the lock from an Abloy Classic high security lock to the SCEC endorsed Abloy PROTEC Lock.
At the same period of time we were developing a larger version of the mk2 Hide Away Safe due to the increasing theft of laptops from homes and cars over the previous couple of years as there was no other Portable Safe sold world-wide to specifically secure a Laptop when left unattended in a Vehicle, Residential Home, Office including a Caravan or Motor Home.
In early in 1996 the mk3 Hide Away Safe we named Laptop Safe (opens in a new window) was available for sale and two weeks later we made a version with the Abloy PROTEC Lock and named it Weapon Safe.
We showed the new Weapon Safe to the Victorian Police and a couple of months later they purchased a number of them. Since then until now we have sold countless numbers of both Handgun Safe and Weapon Safe to Police, Customs, Military and other law enforcement agencies in every state and territory in Australia including many other countries.
The Handgun Safe is the only Safe in the World made from Lexan Polycarbonate that is easily secured in a Vehicle by initially installing a specially designed Vehicle Fixing Kit into the Vehicle. Once installed a Docking Station is bolted to the Vehicle Fixing Kit then the Handgun Safe is slid in and locked with the supplied High Security Abloy PROTEC Key.
Once locked the Handgun Safe is virtually theft proof. Since 1993 we have manufactured Vehicle Fixing Kits for hundreds of Vehicle makes and models. If we have not previously designed one for your Vehicle we will design one for you FREE OF CHARGE - detailed information about the Vehicle Fixing Kits.
Shroud and Cable
If for what ever reason a Vehicle Fixing Kit cannot be installed in your Vehicle we have another high security portable solution we designed for the under cover Police in early 1996 named Shroud and Cable that is as secure as a fitted Docking Station or a Vehicle Fixing Kit.
As you have previously read this High Security Safe is made from Lexan and comes in two parts, the Hide Away Safe and Docking Station that is installed to almost any flat surface on any angle even up side down then, the Hide Away Safe slides into the Docking Station and locked with the world's highest security Abloy Lock.
Lexan being Light-Weight and Virtually Indestructible and the method used to lock the Hide Away Safe in its Docking Station allows you to secure your valuables where you live, work or in any Vehicle.
Please Note: Install two or more Docking Stations allows you to move and secure the Hide Away Safe from one Docking Station to another eg, Home to Car, Car to work place and vice versa.
The Australian manufacturer, Hide Away Safe Co, unconditionally guarantees each Hide Away Safe, also known by other names, for 15 years. Full details click the 15 Year Warranty link in the navigation at the top of this page or in the Site Map near the end of this page.
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