Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Biometric Safe

Protect your valuables inside an iron box that unlocks with the press of a finger.

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Because no two fingerprints are the same, a biometric safe won’t allow access to unauthorized persons.George Prentzas

Unlike a traditional safe, which relies either on keyed mechanisms or a number configuration to open, a biometric safe opens with a simple fingertip. Press the linked finger to a keypad, and the safe springs open. It’s a great choice for items that you need to access in a hurry, or if you are concerned about misplacing keys or forgetting combinations. Here are three factors that will help you make the best choice when buying a biometric safe.

awesafe Gun Safe with Fingerprint Identification
Interior LED lights illuminate the inside of this model.awesafe

The best biometric safes are backup-plan ready. That means you can open one multiple ways. You can pop one open using the fingerprint reader, manually open with a key or bob, or enter a combination on a keypad. While the fingerprint reader is the primary way to access the inside, having multiple entry options enables access to more than one person if desired.

CACAGOO Gun Safe, Biometric Gun Safe Smart Pistol Safe for Home
This model can store and recognize up to 40 individual fingerprints.CACAGOO

Placing the correct fingerprint on the reader kick starts the process of opening a safe, but the mechanical devices inside that actually complete the action vary. Some safes are spring operated and open quickly. Others rely on gas struts that dampen the sound of the door opening. Whichever you prefer, it’s important the door opens a full 90 degrees for ease of access.

RPNB Mounted Firearm Safety Device with Biometric Fingerprint or Keypad Lock
This product has a sleek outer metal shell for a professional appearance if you need to store it out in the open.RPNB

You’ll likely want to attach a biometric safe firmly to immovable objects like a floor or wall. If so, consider a safe with pre-drilled mounting holes that allow you to fix it to a sturdy surface. Doing so provides an extra measure of security against theft.

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