Firearm storage has not fundamentally changed in decades. It is static and certainly has not kept up with the sweeping changes in the size and shape of firearms. A herd mentality still prevails — put ’em in the barn and close the door.
Recognizing this problem, SecureIt®, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, developed patented technology that adapts to the situation. Called CradleGrid™, this ingenious three-part system comprises a grid that affixes to the back of a gun safe, locker or cabinet or attaches to a wall; individual “cradles” that fit anywhere on the grid and can be quickly and easily moved without tools to fit virtually any firearm; and a base into which the firearm butt stock goes and which features a tiered design for proper lean angle. A key advantage of the system is that it allows storage of firearms with optics attached. This CradleGrid system is the heart of SecureIt firearm storage products and is incorporated into an array of storage cabinet solutions as well as in retrofit kits for your gun safe, etc.
In October 2006, USASFC (U.S. Army Special Forces Command) was facing several big issues in their armories. Storage systems that had been recently purchased were simply not working. A solicitation was put out for an armory assessment program. SecureIt won the contract. Over the next seven months, SecureIt traveled to all CONUS Army Special Forces locations, surveyed the armories, interviewed the armorers and observed the work flow. This level of access to our most elite fighting forces is normally impossible. The time spent in the armories and the frank discussions with team members gave SecureIt an incredible amount of information and experience.
In a brief to USASFC, SecureIt outlined the need to move to modular scalable solutions. The problem was, a modular scalable solution essentially did not exist. This realization quickly led to an intense and involved search for a solution, which SecureIt ultimately developed. Since then, SecureIt has designed and installed weapon storage solutions for all branches of the military, in all theaters of operation.