The biometric lock is a great feature of many gun safes because it gives you a quick access to the safe. That is far more important for the biometric gun safe than for an ordinary one because you can quickly access biometric gun safe in case of emergency.
A biometric gun safe is actually a fingerprint gun safe which means you can use your fingerprint as the key to the safe. That is very convenient because you don’t have to remember the PIN code or to have an actual key to open the safe which makes the entire process quicker and simpler.
Most gun safes with fingerprint lock can store multiple fingerprints which is great because you can share the safe with the people you trust. Also, you can scan your own finger from different angles to make sure you can open the safe the moment you press the finger on the scan. Since it is so simple to lock, it is mostly made for small gun safes because you can carry them with you on a trip or have them in your car, for example under the seat. The gun safe brands recognized that and that is why you will see many biometric gun safes that can store one or two handguns while other, bigger gun safes will have a different lock.
Since the biometric gun safe is a safe with an electronic lock in needs power. You can choose to purchase the fingerprint gun safe with AC adapter or with batteries, but if you choose the one with batteries, make sure that you always have spare ones so you can change them when they are empty and if you aren’t sure how to know that until it is too late, buy the one that has battery status indicator. The indicator is usually a small red light that lights up when the battery is almost empty.
If you think that a gun case with fingerprint lock isn’t reliable remember that we have the biometric lock on most common things like our smartphones. If those locks can work every day, multiple times a day on your smartphone they are reliable enough to install them on best biometric gun safes which are more serious products designed to keep you and your firearms safe from intruders.
5 Best Biometric And Fingerprint Gun Safe Reviews
SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1BE
This is one of the best biometric gun safes on the market. It is a small biometric gun case, you could even call it the biometric pistol safe because it can fit one pistol inside with additional magazine, but that depends on the size of the pistol.
The heavy-duty steel construction with pry resistant door will keep any intruder away from your safe. You can use the biometric lock that stores 4 fingerprints which you can use to scan one of your fingers in different positions or you can share it with people you trust. If you don’t want to share the biometric lock you don’t have to because this biometric pistol safe has another type of lock and that is the digital combination lock.
The digital combination lock will open the safe once you press the right combination of buttons because it doesn’t have numbers. That can be tricky because you have to remember the combination, not the PIN number. But, once you enter the right combination the door will pop right open due to the compression gas strut that allows you to grab the gun quickly.
The locks require 4 AA batteries to function so be sure that you always have spare near the safe. But, if the batteries do run out you don’t have to worry because the biometric pistol safe comes with the override key so you can open it and replace the batteries.
The problem with fingerprint handgun safes is that they are mostly small which makes them easy to steal. But, that all ends the moment you realize that you can mount them to the floor, wall, cabinet (depends on the model). The same story is with this safe, you can easily mount it in the drawer because it is actually a drawer gun safe. You can see that by the position of the door. You don’t have to take the safe from the drawer to grab the gun.
This small but powerful fingerprint handgun safe has quick reaction time and a Certification from California DOJ which is an impressive feature.
GunVault SVB500 SpeedVault Gun Safe
This is one of the most popular GunVault models because it is small, easy to access and has a quick reaction time. This model has two versions, the biometric gun case and the digital combination gun case so be sure that you chose the right version if you want the fingerprint gun case. Since this is the biometric gun safe category, I will focus on the SVB500 with the biometric lock.
The biometric handgun safe can store up to 20 different fingerprints which are more than enough for you and people you trust and its special design makes is a great office biometric gun safe or even fingerprint gun safe for the nightstand. You can easily mount it to the side of your office desk or you can mount it to the bedside table which is a great place for a bedroom gun safe.
The 18-gauge steel construction and drop down drawer can give your handgun the perfect hiding spot and it can give you a chance to react quickly during an emergency. Inside of the safe, you will get a foam padding so your gun will be safe from scratches and the moment you open the door you can grab the gun because it is stored like in a holster.
The biometric or digital combination lock require batteries, which you have to buy separately but I don’t think it is a problem. You will get the override key if the batteries really end up empty so you will be able to open the safe without any issue.
The best and most important feature this gun case with fingerprint lock has it a quick reaction time. The biometric lock can read your fingerprint in under a second which gives you the advantage so you can grab the gun out oft he the SVB500 and react accordingly.
Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe AX11652
This heavy-duty biometric gun safe can store up to 120 fingerprints, which is very impressive although I am not sure what would you do if you give access to your rifle to 120 different persons. But, it just shows its quality. You don’t have to use all 120 fingerprints, especially if you have this gun safe at home, but you can share it with the people you trust and let them scan their finger from different angles. That biometric scanner is slower than the one from GunVault but it is still pretty fast as it can scan in 2.5 seconds.
The fingerprint gun safe has enough room to store up to 4 rifles and due to its design, you can store it in the closet, behind the door or even in your office. It has a simple black design and the only thing that stands out is the lock and the handle. If you are afraid the safe will fall or someone will steal it you can mount it to the surface with pre-drilled holes and mounting hardware.
The design might be simple, but the lock isn’t. The door has a tamper-resistant inner edge and the lock has 3 pry-proof deadbolts so you can be sure that the rifles are secured inside the safe. Above the rifles, in the safe, you can store munition, documents, and jewelry, but you can also remove that additional shelf if you feel that it gets in your way.
The safe produces sounds when you scan the finger and open it but you can silent it which is a very convenient feature. The biometric lock uses a set of 4 AA batteries to operate and you can also make an emergency backup pack if the first one ends up empty. Now, that is not completely necessary because of the safe comes with backup key and a hidden hole so you can open it without batteries.
Vaultek VT20i Biometric Handgun Safe Smart Pistol Safe
This gun safe with a fingerprint lock is made from 16-gauge steel construction with a durable powder coat that protects the safe from corrosion is a great choice for people who want their gun safe to be portable. The biometric handgun safe has a scanner that can store up to 20 different fingerprints, but it also comes with the illuminated keypad so you can enter the right code to open the safe.
This safe a different power source because it uses the rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that can last about 4 months, but you can charge it in 150 minutes by using the micro-USB charging kit. With this kit, you don’t have to buy other batteries, which is a great solution, but you do have to charge it more often because other safes with batteries can last about a year or more.
Like every other biometric pistol safe, this one comes with the mounting hardware and due to its design, I would classify it as the drawer biometric pistol safe.
I want to show you something cool in this Vaultek vt20i review. This fingerprint gun safe has a special smartphone application that allows you to check the status of the safe and it uses Bluetooth to connect to the safe. This is not the only Vaultek safe that uses this application which means that they use it often. This application gives you the data about the safe like the battery status, who used it last and to check the status of the safe. If you want to disable the application you can easily do that by shutting the wireless access off.
The Vaultek is one of the rare brands that made an app for their safes, but I think it is a good idea because you can check the status of the safe which is pretty good.
Viking Security Safe VS-20BLX
This safe has two types of locks which make it biometric gun safe and digital combination gun safe. The biometric lock can store up to 32 different fingerprints, but the digital lock cal allows only one PIN number. The biometric lock uses 500 DPI optical scanner so you can be sure it will read your fingerprint quickly and the PIN number consists of 4-8 digits so it is harder to break.
The interior of this gun case with fingerprint lock has one removable shelf and it is carpeted so you don’t have to worry about scratching your interior. That means you can store your handgun, documents, and jewelry inside of this fingerprint gun safe.
If someone enters the wrong PIN number 5 or 10 times (you can set the number) the safe with a lock and enter the timeout period which means you can’t do anything until that period ends. Also, the biometric gun safe produces warning sound if you left it opened for more than 1 minute, but that is something you can turn off (although I wouldn’t).
The entire safe runs on 4 AA batteries that are included in the pack. The safe has battery status displayed so you will see when the batteries are ready to change. It comes with 1-year warranty and pre-drilled holes so you can be sure it will stay where you leave it.