Biometric gun safes use imprints from fingers in order to allow access to authorized users only. Rather than opening the safe with a basic key, you have to press your finger onto a reader in order to open the safe. Many safes still come with backup keys just in case something malfunctions, but the idea is to restrict access only to people who have legitimate business accessing the safe.
There are many advantages to purchasing heavy duty gun safes with biometric locks. You don’t have to worry about children finding a key and accessing a gun safe without supervision. If your home is robbed, the gun safe is still secure unless an authorized user serves as the key. Even if the intruder is familiar with your home, they cannot gain access unless they know where the backup key is hiding.
While biometric safes are the highest-tech options on the market today, do not assume that they are the best pick for your needs. Think about how many people may need to access your safe now and in the future. Most safes allow multiple people to program their fingerprints for access, but there is typically a maximum number of users.
Also think about how often you may access your safe and the circumstances under which that may happen. In most cases, biometric safes are faster and easier to get into than key safes, but some people prefer to stick with a key. In some cases, you may want to hide a key in your home so that babysitters, visitors and other people can get into the safe in an emergency.
You also have to consider your budget when determining what type of gun safe to purchase. If you are shopping for gun safes on a tight budget, you may find biometric technology places most safes out of your budget. You can sometimes shop sales to get great deals on these safes, but you will pay more for this technology in general.
You may also find that the safes with other features that you must have do not come with biometric technology. You have to consider size and functionality of the overall safe rather than focusing only on the technology built into a safe. The newest technology on the market is not necessarily technology that meets your needs. Consider the larger market before making this decision.