Apr 3, 2016
LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe Review
While most states do not require that you store your firearm in a safe, some do. Regardless of whether this is a requirement in your state, if you own firearms, it is a good idea to have them safely locked away, keeping children and untrained individuals from access to them. The LockSafe Biometric Pistol safe is one of the most sturdy and secure firearm safes available in the market today. With the capacity to store up to two hand pistols plus accessories, this safe has been available for purchase both online and in retail stores since 2011. LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe guarantees you peace of mind knowing that your firearms are secured away, but within reach. Here is a comprehensive LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe review. Features 1. quate storage space The LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe is a sturdy firearm safe almost made entirely of pure steel. Its external dimensions read 14x10.2 x 4.6 inches. The safe weighs 22 pounds when empty. This provides you with adequate storage space for up to two handguns with additional room for clips and ammunition. Better still, you can store general valuables like your cash, jewelry and important documents in this safe. The safe opens from the top with a solid steel door with back hinges. As its name suggests, the safe locks with an electronic lock that is triggered by a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is ideal for quick access into your safe in an event of emergency. No hassle remembering a combo of fumbling with tiny keys under duress; after all, you and your loved ones could depend on it. 2. Four pre-drilled pilot holes At the bottom panel of the safe are four pre-drilled pilot holes that make it easy to mount your safe inside your drawer, onto the wall or onto any flat surface. This feature secures the safe, keeping it out of harm’s way as well as an unwanted curiosity. Although the safe does not come without mounting hardware, it will take up to 10mm bolts that can you can easily purchase at your local hardware store. 3. Fingerprint scanner The safe’s fingerprint scanner’s memory can store up to ten fingerprints. Better still, LockSafe encourages you to save each finger in more than one angle. By doing this, it ensures that your safe will recognize your fingerprint in times of need. Its keypad uses a nine-volt battery, which is supplemented by an emergency override key to access your safe when the batteries run out. For obvious reasons, you should keep this away from the safe. Additionally, you need to wipe clean the fingerprint scanner after opening. This will prevent unauthorized persons from using “Myth buster” tricks to gain access into your safe. All in all the LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe is a great and very secure safe for your handguns. The fingerprint scanner is a huge advantage to have in your gun safe because it grants you fast access to your guns. You never know when you might need to get at them fast and you also do not want to leave them lying around. The LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe is the perfect solution! 9- Gauge Steel Reinforcement LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe is certainly one of the toughest handgun safes in the market today. The safe is made with 9-gauge steel which is quite tough for this size of safe. The gauge of sheet metal ranges from 30 to about 8 gauge. Remember, the greater the gauge number, the thinner the metal. Thus, this safe is just one gauge from being as tough as a gun safe will ever be. In fact, this thickness is nearly twice as much as other safes in this category. And as you can imagine, due to its walls’ thickness, LockSafe Biometric Pistol safes are considerably heavy for some people. This, in a way, is a plus because there will be less chance of a thief taking off with it. As mentioned, it is reinforced with 9 gauge steel and has pre-drilled mounting holes. It can be mounted nearly anywhere that has a flat surface and it would be nearly impossible for an intruder to get it open. However, it’s designed that the person who’s fingerprint has been programmed to be given access can quickly and easily retrieve what’s inside… say, a concealed firearm. It takes about 2 seconds from pressing your finger to the fingerpad to the safe opening, which is quite fast. - See more at: http://www.locksaf.com/biometric-gun-safe-reviews/#sthash.Flt3F1oX.dpuf Pick –Proof and Drill –Proof Locking Mechanism One of the safe’s primary functions is safeguarding your firearm from unauthorized access. To achieve this, you want a safe that has a tamper-proof locking mechanism. LckSafe Biometric Pistol Safe’s locking mechanism is almost completely pick-proof and drill-proof. This means that it will take an unauthorized person a great deal of effort to access your safe. A reviewer from “American Handgunner” reckons that they had opened and closed the safe hundreds of times and it has been completely reliable. Soft foamy interior LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe’s interior features soft foamy material that protects your handguns from scratches. However, you can remove this material to increase your safe’s capacity. This is ideal if you just plan toour safe to store general valuables. LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe Pros • More than one user can program their fingerprints to this safe since it can hold up to ten unique prints. • Its fingerprint scanner is far more sensitive than most models in the market. Thus, it reads fingerprints far easier. Just be sure to program your fingerprints at multiple angles. • Being electronic, you are probably concerned about its memory wiping out. Should this happen, you can always access your safe using its backup keys. Cons Only Bullet Point - Very Short Sentences You have to be consistent with your swipe each time you are opening your safe, or it will not open. Now, this can be a challenge when you are reaching for your safe under duress. However, you can overcome this through practice. Open your safe as often as possible in the even your need quick access to your weapon. AQ - Some Pre-selling Questions and Answers About the specific product Question: Can I install this safe under my car’s seat? Answer: Yes you can. However, you will have to figure out how to anchor it to your car’s floor. The safe comes with four holes in each corner that allows you to anchor it. But, gain you have to have a way to anchor your safe without punching holes on your car’s floor. Question: Does this safe accept a cable lock or other delaying device so a thief cannot just pick and take off with it? Answer: The safe comes with holes at the back, and you can sure tether it with a cable somehow but it does not come with anything specifically designed for attaching a cable. By anchoring your safe onto the wall or floor, it would take quite a bit of time for anyone to remove and walk away with your safe. Conclusion Safety and security are of paramount importance when it comes to owning a firearm. Biometric gun safes can be a secure way to store your firearm. Unfortunately, some biometric safes exhibit huge security flaws. LockSafe Biometric Pistol Safe is, arguably, the best biometric gun safe in the market today. Its super thick stainless steel reinforcement as well as its precise biometric scanner has no match. This safe is ideal for someone looking for a little more than simply their firearms out of reach from unauthorized persons.