Kickstarter Drop-Kicks Gun-Hiding Art Campaign [VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP]

Instant Access IPS (courtesy idiegogo.com)
Indiegogo will be the first crowdfunding platform to host a campaign for artwork-hidden gun cabinets,” Instant Access IPS announces in their presser. Not that there’s a lot of artwork-hidden gun cabinet crowdfunding campaigns vying for investors’ attention. Nor, as it turns out, a lot of crowdfunding sites that allow firearms-related fundraising campaigns. “Other crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter wouldn’t allow us to run a campaign for our product that helps keep families safe,” Instant Access IPS CEO Mark Coons said, FWIW. “I’m thankful Indiegogo will host our campaign. Our attractive new pistol cabinet will further help efforts to keep children and families safe from gun tragedies.” I’m not so sure about . . .

the key or combo locking aspect of these ballistic pièces de résistance – access still seems a bit fiddly to me. And who wants to dig into their wall like that to hide a shotgun? Notice the barrel sticking up higher than the top of the picture frame in the video? Yeesh.

The pistol cabinet, which simply stands proud of an existing wall seems a far better idea. An even better idea: home carry a pistol. Even so, the free market will decide – now that our man Coons has gotten past the gun-averse gatekeepers.

comments

  1. avatar NineShooter says:

    Another welcomed option in the home defense toolbox.

  2. avatar TravisP says:

    I honestly want of these just the giggle effect, not as a serious option for home defense, but something cool to show the friends.

    1. Same here, It’s something I can hang on the wall that my husband wont make fun of!

  3. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Sure I guess-I need to think of a good kickstarter scam…

    1. Kickstarter, for good reason, doesn’t/won’t keep stats on the number of projects that fail to deliver. Micro theft seems to something that no one is prosecuting. There’s an entire generation of kids who think it’s okay to take tens of thousands of dollars and fail to deliver. I don’t know why someone would fund a kickstarter project for anything other than an arts project.

      1. avatar nightstryke says:

        There are good examples of kickstarter and then there are the bad examples of failing to deliver. Honestly I’ve been looking at starting up a self-made crowdfunding project that’s gun related. I have the website and the software available to do it myself which is what I would use, I would do everything myself as there’s less risk involved instead of relying on a company that can cancel your project at the drop of a hat.

  4. avatar TravisP says:

    Why not market it as a Safety thing? Aren’t gun control nuts all about forced storage laws?

    1. avatar the ruester says:

      No, they are for “yellow stars”; “safe storage” is a euphemism.

  5. avatar WRH says:

    Make it a liquor cabinet or better yet, a beer fridge and they’d sell like hotcakes.

    1. avatar Anonymoose says:

      Perfect for the dorm room!

  6. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    A decent idea. A little rough at the edges. Why not make a slightly larger cabinet to hold long guns without having to hack-out a hole in the top of your cabinet? That was awkward.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “A decent idea. A little rough at the edges.”

      Really rough at the edges. He should have presented something that didn’t look like a first effort

      “Why not make a slightly larger cabinet to hold long guns without having to hack-out a hole in the top of your cabinet? That was awkward.”

      That was the part of presentation that impressed me the most. Now, I haven’t done an exhaustive survey of the security cabinet market, but the concept has intrigued me.

      I can easily see someone shopping for a cab. and finding one *not quite* long enough and passing it by. That trick still keeps the important bits secured.

      More importantly, if someone is looking for a long gun, they’ll pass that by. That may very well end up as a hack for the eventual one I get.

      1. avatar Anonymoose says:

        I’d just go with a Pistol Grip Only shotgun or maybe an underfolder AK.

  7. avatar Siris says:

    I’d like to see a consealment pillow/coushin.
    Something like those things people sit on at football games or an actual pillow for my sleep carry needs.
    Maybe something portable that could stash a full size pistol in the seat of a car etc. the most uncomfortable position and constant battle is sitting in a car while carrying a full size XDM.
    I don’t want to adjust my position, or pistol size. That’s me doing the work. I want the seat or pillow to do the work and my job is only to add the gun and dream.
    The most difficult or uncomfortable time to carry is in 100 degree 98% humidity Alabama summer time.
    You are lucky to even be able to have a shirt on much less wear one to cover a firearm.
    Some sort of not obvious storage device would be a big hit down here..
    You might as well open carry as wear a fanny pack down here.
    The cops frown on cooler carry.. But a portable cushion or something similar would be a great invention and decrete without having to deal with the swamp gun problem you’d have with body carry.

  8. avatar Siris says:

    With all due respect to the inventor and honestly not trying to sound like a d*ck here, but this probably would sell a lot more if marketed for people to stash their dope in than a firearm hiding device..
    We (the gun CARRYING crowd) are a skeptical breed for items designed to possess our babies.

    1. avatar Siris says:

      I bet sales would quadruple if these were in head shops instead of gun stores.. Just sayin.. From a marketing perspective.. Something to think about..

  9. avatar Dustin says:

    Stud walls… Knock a hole, frame it out like a window header. Poof. Pretty much anyone can do this on the super-cheap if they just make a little effort…

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Pretty much anyone can do this on the super-cheap if they just make a little effort…”

      Really?

      ‘Anyone’ can fabricate an 18 ga. cold-rolled steel cabinet ‘super cheap’ with ‘little effort’?

      Everyone has a sheet metal brake in their closet just collecting dust?

      Where might that be?

      Fantasyland?

      1. avatar Nigil Quid says:

        I think he meant, anyone can install the recessed safe (not make it from scratch), referring to the OP’s comparison to the surface-mounted version being better.

  10. avatar Dan l says:

    I think it’s a nice product. For home defense locked storage it’s a very nice off the shelf solution. Sure you can build a better solution, and it could be a cheaper route, but some people’s time is valuable. If u are really concerned about a barrel sticking out you could put something over it, from a curtain to a planter box, or a built in, but if it just about fits a shotgun with ar stock, it will fit a regular car ar imo. As others have said this could be marketed for safe storage for anything with easy access. A 3 digit, up to 8 combination is only 256 different combinations which isn’t that robust, but I reckon thieves would pry the thing out of the wall versus trying to figure out the combo. I like it what’s the cost? I bought a cheap electronic safe from Walmart for under a 100 that does good work for several pistols so I would think it would need a price point of under 250 bucks to get me interested…

    P.s. I like these posts alot cause they give me good ideas for homemade secure storage, keep up the good work!

  11. avatar Dan l says:

    I was off on the math, an 8 number 3 option code is like 20k combinations, the price ain’t bad at under 300 bucks. It also looks like the perfect setup for an automobile, u could attach it in the trunk to the back seat, or the bottom of a trunk and just leave a Mat over it, itd be great behind the seat in a pickup truck if it would fit your par titular model. I haven’t seen auto focused gun storage, I’m sure there out there, just haven’t looked…..

  12. avatar Will says:

    I’m a huge fan of the “between the studs” discreet storage solutions that are available for those of us without the space for a huge safe. One company (can’t think of the name) makes a box that looks like an electrical conduit that you install in your basement and slap a high voltage warning sign on.

    This, however, is a terrible design. Exposed circuit board? Check. Exposed code reset button? Check. Exposed direct control lines to the solenoids? Check. Err, Wait, What?! No thanks.

    First method of attack. Enter your own new locking code and open safe.
    Second method of attack (once they fix that). Cut wires to solenoids and externally control them.

    Due diligence, penetration testing, and ACTUAL engineers are necessary to make this project the success it *could* be.

    1. avatar Don from CT says:

      You are kind of missing the point. This is not intended to be high security. Could it be better executed? Yes, but it adds tremendous value for a lot of people.

      Its not for me. I only buy TL rated real commercial safes. But for some people, this might be all they could afford, or if they simply own one handgun and one rifle/shotgun, this is more than adequate.

      1. avatar Will says:

        I’m not missing the point at all. Reread my post and realize this isn’t something with “minimum” security that adds value to some poor people… This is a product with *no* security other than hiding your property from plain sight. (not trying to start a fight, just trying to get the AI to use that ‘I’ thingy)

    2. avatar JF says:

      “This, however, is a terrible design. Exposed circuit board? Check. Exposed code reset button? Check. Exposed direct control lines to the solenoids? Check. Err, Wait, What?! No thanks.”

      Watch it again at 3:38. The art/front of the cabinet opening to the controls is locked down with a key. Not Fort Knox, but it is locked down.

      PS – Farrago:

      ” And who wants to dig into their wall like that to hide a shotgun?”

      Get a grip. ITS FOR FAST ACCESS; maybe you leave yours lying around for your kids.

  13. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    It uses batteries.
    Batteries will not be part of my home defense plan.

  14. avatar TwinReverb says:

    “Other crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter wouldn’t allow us to run a campaign for our product that helps keep families safe,”

    I dunno about that, there seems to be no locking device.

    How about carrying around the home?

    I don’t think it should be up to kickstarter or any website to play politics like that. However, yes, there’s a point at which what you allow on your company’s site plays into your reputation, and many companies don’t want to soil their reputations.

  15. avatar Don from CT says:

    I think its great.

    Its certainly not high security. So don’t store your Holland and Holland there. But that’s not the intent.

    A $300 shotgun at the ready, safe from the kids would be idea in that safe.

    The other thing is that its unlikely it will ever be found. At least during a normal smash and grab 3-5 minute burglary.

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