Rifles and handguns have been part of human society for centuries now, and there are different reasons to have guns. Some people would like them for hunting purposes or vermin control especially if they are farmers, some enjoy target shooting and take it up as a sport and others just feel they have peace of mind if they have a rifle or handgun for self-protection purposes.
The fact remains that guns need to be locked away and one disadvantage of have the old type of safes with locks or combination locks were the time taken to open them especially if an intruder managed to get into the house. That is why biometric gun safes are ideal because it is just a quick scan of the thumb or finger print.
The main features that a person should consider when buying a gun safe are will it be big enough for all the weapons that a person has. Is the material of strong enough nature so that it cannot be pried open by robbers or anyone that might want to cause you harm. If you have a combination of guns such as rifles and handguns will there be storage for both types and how much ammunition will it be able to store? The specific features to take into consideration is
- Price is always a consideration but this should be considered at the time when one buys a weapon because legally they should be locked away
- What types of guns you are going to store away and how much ammunition
- How it operates and if it will be safe from intruders opening it or even young family members
- Manufacturer of the safe are they reputable and do you have confidence the specifications are as they are stated.
- Dimensions and how it will be secured in your home.
Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe AX11652
This rifle safe is ideal for people that would like to keep their sporting rifles and if they feel the need also to have a handgun for self-protection purposes. The safe has a top shelf for this purpose so there is no need to buy a separate biometric handgun safe.
It has a removable safe barrel holder to ensure that the rifles are stacked neatly into the safe without letting them lean against each other. The biometric features work very well and without error and are very easy to programme.
It would also be perfect where there is a need for a sentry biometric gun safe because it can store up 120 different finger prints making sure that all authorised personnel can access the rifles or the weapons.
It is supplied with 6 holding bolts so that it can be secured against a wall making sure that the weapons and ammunition are safe. With the 3 point deadbolt locking system, you can rest assured that the rifles and handguns will be safe from intruders.
Barska Biometric Safe
This safe is perfectly designed for your handgun and any other compact and small valuables that you might deem necessary to lock away in the safe. With this bio gun safe which stores up to 30 fingerprints is perfect for family use. That way valuable jewels and money can be locked away and anyone from the family can have access to them.
The safe is supplied with mounting hardware so that it can secure to the wall or floor. The safe is made from steel and the dimensions small enough for it to be stowed away so as not to be obvious to any intruders. The safe is also supplied with two backup keys in case the batteries for the biometric system need replacing.
From the biometric gun safes reviews, it is the perfect safe for storing a handgun but it is advisable that once you have opened the safe to wipe the glass clean so that it will open every time you need to use especially if you are in a stressful situation.
Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe
This pistol safe is designed with two shelves so that you can store and an extra handgun. This is not a biometric gun safe and does not use one fingerprint identification for unlocking but uses a no eyes keypad for unlocking. It also comes fitted with a low battery alert so that you have ample time to change it.
The computer is programmed to lock the safe after too many attempts have been made to open it with the wrong key presses and the keypad has a learn function which enables you to programme it with over 12 million different combinations if you so wish.
The gun vault safe is made from 16 gauge steel housing and has to pad on the inside to protect your handguns and any other valuables that you would like to keep safe. It is only 15x10x8,5 inches so it easy for a person to find a place to secure the safe.
Barska Top Opening Biometric Fingerprint Safe
The Barska Top Opening Biometric safe is perfect for the household that only needs to store a couple of handguns and need enough space for ammunition as well. The biometric gun safe can easily be hidden in a desk drawer and with the hydraulically controlled top door opens once the safe is unlocked making it easy to access the guns on the inside. It is also supplied with a protective mat so that the valuable do not get damaged.
The design though for it to be placed inside a drawer this is not the best biometric gun safe for quick access. With it being in the draw and having to wait for the door to open hydraulically which takes some time. It is also fitted with an alarm which in some biometric gun safe reviews some people find annoying but others like the idea that if it is left open for too long the alarm will sound.
This biometric gun safe is perfect for home use where one would like to have the piece of mind of having self-protection and having it out of site at the same time.
Barska Mini Biometric Safe
Mini is the operative word as the safe is only 12″x8″x7,75″ but is perfect for holding one handgun with some ammunition but it can also be used to store sensitive items such as passports, valuable and important papers and jewellery. This like most the small biometric gun safes can hold up to 30 different fingerprints and comes with 2 backup keys just in case the battery for the fingerprint mechanism needs replacing.
The safe can easily be mounted with the mounting hardware supplied and out of reach of any young children. From the biometric gun safe reviews, this safe is very practical and only takes 2-3 seconds to open. That would be ideal if a person was needing to get to the handgun quickly especially if there is an intruder in the house. This is worth considering if you are a family that only would like one handgun for self-protection and the cheap price less than $150,00.
Stealth Handgun Hanger Safe Quick Access Electronic Pistol Security Box
The Stealth Handgun Hanger safe is perfectly designed for the person who would like to ensure that the whole family can be armed in minutes. Unlike the bio gun safe, this safe uses the electronic keypad opening mechanism and it is designed to hold 3 hanging handguns and room for another two to lay flat on the bottom of the safe.
The safe is specifically designed for quick gun extraction with the drop down door and the three hanging pistols. The Stealth Handgun safe is fitted with a red light on the inside which lights as soon as the drop down door is opened. This is especially useful at night if the handguns should be required.
The red light makes it visible for you to see which gun you would like to take out but it is not that bright that anyone else in the room will see. The safe is very sturdily built and your weapons are out of reach so can be left loaded in the safe if you so wish. This is one of the best handgun safes but it only serves to lock away hand guns.
Vaulted VT20i Biometric Bluetooth Smart Pistol Safe with Auto Open Lid and Rechargeable battery
This is one of the best biometric gun safes on the market and it comes fitted with a dual system either the keypad or a quick swipe with the biometric fingerprint scanner. It also has blue tooth technology where you are able to adjust the settings and open it from your phone.
The safe is designed to be portable but it can also be fixed if that is the way you would like to use it. It is supplied with mounting hardware and a 4 foot long 5mm diameter heavy duty steel security cable. The safe fits under the car seat so it is convenient for you to take your handgun with you if you are travelling out of town.
The safe is very convenient and with the different unlocking mechanisms makes it certain that a person should never have to call a safe smith. The app for android or apple also has other features and logs how many times the safe has been opened, if it has been tampered with and adjusting the inside light brightness. Very highly ranked in the biometric guns safe reviews.
Verifi Smart Safe
This fast access Biometric Safe with FBI fingerprint technology is the best biometric gun safe. The main feature of this safe is that it use the F.B.I fingerprinting technology with 3D recognition which ensures that only your fingerprint will open the safe. The safe door opens quickly and after every opening, the safe performs a self-diagnoses of the working mechanisms and lets you know if there is a problem on the LED screen.
The Smart Safe uses auto lock technology which locks the door as soon as it is closed which gives you piece of mind knowing that when the door is closed the safe is locked. It has one of a kind user management. You are in control of all the settings and who can use it and with automatic logging, you can analyse safe usage.
It is fitted with tamper alerts so if any children or inquisitive guests wish to tamper with the codes or tries to get in using their thumbs you will be sent an alert. This safe is on the expensive side but with these added features especially the F.B.I fingerprint technology it is well worth it.