So last night I was laying in bed thinking of situations that would require myself to quickly obtain one of my firearms for home defense. I have known from the beginning of moving in that it isn't possible with my current situation. My gun safe is a key locking safe in the hallway. I am also not able to leave a gun at my bed side at night as I have young children in my home. I have seen the small hand guns safes with the biometric scanner on them for bed side use, but I am a fan of shotguns for close encounters. So my thought was of a slim line single gun safe that fits nicely to the side of the bed. But what about quick access? Just use a simple magnetic lock, that when a magnetic card is swiped over drops the door open for quick access to your rifle/shotgun and ammo. So I am far from great with design, but here is my idea ROUGHLY laid out with MSPaint, this is the first time I have ever attempted something like this so be kind. I know the photo isn't to scale or proportion but the general idea is there. Basically it would have a small simple magnetic lock that with a swipe of a magnetic card would release, and the weight of the shotgun would allow the door to open where you could grab it and be ready. Also would have a small shelf for extra ammo. The shotgun would rest on the back of the door in some sort of holster/strap set up that would allow you to pull it out. If done properly I would imagine you could have a shotgun deployed and ready to go in seconds, and having a magnetic card on your nightstand is a lot safer than a loaded firearm with children around. Cost of this wouldn't be that much, very simple design and lay out. Doesn't need to be super heavy duty just safe enough to keep the firearm out of reach but still very accessible if needed. So inputs and thoughts welcome, let me know what you think. EDIT: I did further searching on the internet and couldn't find anything that really fits what I am going after. I found some close options, but everything seems to require you to use a standard key, or punch 4+ buttons on a keypad. Neither of which I would want to do when I am woken out of a dead sleep from the sound of a BG entering the home. My motor skills take a few seconds to kick in, flashing a card in front of a reader to drop the door is much easier to accomplish in those few precious seconds you have.