Gun locks make people a bit complacent as they give a false sense of security. It is quite true if one on the notion that he has a gun lock thinks that they serve the purpose of preventing children from any kind of danger as children are more prone to lay their hands on the guns. But it has to be borne in mind that in reality a better choice of protecting your firearms is a gun safe. The biggest drawback of a gun lock is the feeling which they let into the people's mind that they are safe without a gun safe and further allows them to be careless with their guns, which in reality is not true. It is true that children are more secured against accidental firings from gun locks. Though if one so desires he will do better if he thinks otherwise and opts for a gun safe for protecting his firearms.
Moreover gun safes provide two fold advantage as they not only protect kids by keeping them away from guns ? let alone firing them- but they also provide safety to firearms from burglars. Besides this for situations where one needs to open his guns within seconds and quick access to the gun is required there are gun safes that come with glow-in-the-dark keypad combination locks to serve this purpose and not only this one can even keep his gun loaded in the safe. In order to prevent thieves from taking away the guns one should invest in a gun safe which is strong and has thick walls all the way around along with a well protected house and bolted to the floor.
In fact for your own, your kids and your property that's a far better security.
Charles Burger is a specialist on American Eagle Gun Safes and Canon Gun Safes for Gun Safes.