Biometric Safe Reliability

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#11  
Toro,

I found it for $330. I ordered the smaller wall safe for a handgun. Inside diminsions are Height - 8.5" Width: 13.25" Depth: 4"

I figure this will be all I'll need for my handgun & ammo.

I'll post a followup once I get it.
 
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What problems have you had with them ?

The only ones I have used have been at the gates at Disney world! :D:D:D

They work. Sometimes you put your finger on the reader and you get the green light. Sometimes it takes a few tries.

If you need to access the safe in a hurry having to take a few tries could be bad. :eek: I don't know how good the readers are on the safes vs the ones at WDW. But I think Disney has more money to spend on such things than I do so my guess is that the readers on the safe might be more problematic. Which is why I just bought a safe with a keypad.

I do need to change the batteries in mine. I have had the safe for a few years and the batteries are fine even though they are the only ones I have put in the safe.... I guess I gots my money out of them. :)

Later,
Dan
 
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Dargo, any chance you could snap a pic with it open and with maybe something we would both be 'size' familiar with in it like a bic lighter or something ?
 
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#17  
Safe arrived today. After reading through the instructions it can be opened by both fingerprint and also by using the keypad. So it has both a keypad backup and key backup in case of a power failure. I'll get it installed over the weekend and will provide a review.

jk
 
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Dargo, any chance you could snap a pic with it open and with maybe something we would both be 'size' familiar with in it like a bic lighter or something ?

Sorry, missed your post. Currently gone on business trip. Safe easily holds one full sized 1911 style pistol with a couple spare mags, but that's about it. May hold 2 smaller sized pistols.
 
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#19  
Got the safe installed. Here's my initial impressions.



The good.

1. Easy to install
2. Secure and made well - very solid unit.
3. Easy instructions.
4. Works well - I've had two scan rejects in 50 attempts. Both times I was able to gain access with a second attempt.
5. Keypad also allows for a coded entry.
6. Backup key for entry if needed. Key hole is well placed so that your kids would never know you could open it with a key.
7. Plenty of room for my gun & ammo.
8. Fast entry. Door is open in 2 seconds.
9. Option to direct wire the charging unit so that no charger is ever needed.

The bad

1. Price - fingerprint option is an expensive addition if paying regular retail.
2. Keys beep when pressed and safe beeps when open with no option to silence them.
3. Door is a little louder than expected when it drops.

Overall,

The fingerprint option is nice, easy to use, and the keypad provides a second method of entry that is a nice backup in an emergency. The safe is secure, easy to use, and I like the wall install. I'd buy the safe again but would probably just get the keyed version depending on the price difference. Well made unit overall that meets my needs. I also would not want a safe that only had a fingerprint entry - I would want a keypad options as well that this safe has.

jk
 
 
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