Are Biometric Gun Safes Safe


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Are Biometric Gun Safes Safe

  1. 1. Are Biometric Gun Safes Safe? The Basics of Biometric Gun Safes Bill Cash
  2. 2. What is a Biometric Gun Safe? Biometric deals with those traits which are unique to an individual, like your retina or voice. But in this case, it refers to your fingerprint. A biometric gun safe will be a safe that can be opened by simply touching your finger to a special electronic pad. If your fingerprint matches one that is stored in the memory, the safe door will open. Now this all sounds good, simple and fast, but …..
  3. 3. What are the Drawbacks of a Biometric Gun Safe? First, there is the size of the safe. If the safe is just big enough to hold a handgun or two, someone can walk off with it and then break into it later. To avoid this you need to bolt it down to the floor or a wall or tether it to something strong so it can't be moved. This applies to any small safe - no matter if it is a biometric safe or not. Second, what are the chances that the safe won’t open? Safe manufacturers claim that the odds of a safe not opening is between 0.00066% and 1.0%. These are pretty small odds. Third, what are the odds that some unauthorized person will get into it? Gun safe manufacturers put less of a chance on this happening and state 1 in a thousand to 1 in a hundred thousand. Again very low odds. Fourth, what do I do if the safe won't recognize my fingerprint? This is a good question and should be investigated before purchasing a biometric gun safe. In most safes, there is a "back door" entry, such as a key, which you would have to obtain and unlock the safe with. Fifthly, will the safe keep my guns from harm caused by water or fire? Probably not. If you want fire or water protection you have to order a safe that specifically states that it is built to protect the valuables against water and/or fire.
  4. 4. So, is a Biometric Gun Safe Safe? Well, it is probably as safe, or maybe even safer, than your regular locking gun safes. The only thing that makes a biometric safe different from other safes is its locking mechanism --- which is the electronic fingerprint pad. With other safes you have to fumble around for a key or remember a combination - two things which are difficult to do if you are being rushed or are scared. Biometric safes are popular because they offer excellent protection for your firearm and are quick and easy to open. To learn more about biometric gun safes, please visit which helps people find a biometric gun safe and know which is the best for keeping their guns safe.