The fingerprint gun safe is usually going to be used to store pistols and often look like “microwave ovens” or a similar apparatus. The manufacturers would include GunVault, Barska, LockSAF and others. It is important to note that many of these do not offer a burglar rating or fire rating. Your typical fingerprint gun safe is going to be used strictly to protect your kids or unwanted prying hands from grabbing your valuables or guns.
The fingerprint gun safe is also a great idea for those living in the jurisdiction of states such as California, where gun possession is highly regulated.
A fire or burglar rating system are used as industry standards by companies such as the UL or Underwriters’ Laboratory, though there are a number of agencies worldwide that offer their own safety ratings.
When buying a fingerprint gun safe you need to assess your needs: are you buying the safe to keep valuables such as your guns away from prying hands? If you have small children, for example, any safe on this site that you can purchase is a great way to protect your young ones from harm.
Maybe you want to keep your possessions “safe” from intruders or from roommates such as in your college dorm, again: these safes are a good buy.
However, if your want your fingerprint gun safe to protect against a potential fire, then you need to ensure that the safe also offers a UL-rated fire rating. Why the UL? They are one of the top agencies worldwide that offer standards that are high enough for most insurance agencies.
Beware of buying a fingerprint gun safe thinking that you can keep your electronics safe from fire in them, or safe from burglary if theft is an issue in your neighborhood.
In which cases, you would want to shop for companies such as AMSEC, or America Security. You can find great AMSEC buys below, by scrolling through the selection and finding one you want. Note that these are not going to give you a fingerprint gun safe, though you can use the links to be taken to our partner store and find plenty examples of a fingerprint gun safe that will no doubt suit your needs.
The beauty about AMSEC is that they are all fire-rated to various burn ratings, and most are also burglar rated so they can withstand much more abuse than your typical fingerprint gun safe.
Most of the fingerprint gun safe models you may find on the site currently are smaller, microwave-sized or smaller safes. When buying one, you can be sure that most of the models here have a bolt pattern so you can bolt the safe to a cabinet or desk, and can even take them with you when traveling.
The real benefit to owning a fingerprint gun safe is that you will never “forget” the combination nor lose the key – and you usually have a selection of fingerprints to put into the reader. Most like to use that feature to record their own fingerprints from various angles, this ensures quick recognition and less finger swipes necessary to open the lock.
Are there shortcomings to a Fingerprint Gun Safe?
It is typical to find a fingerprint gun safe that is “fidgety,” we have included links to the Barska Biometric safe as well as the LockSAF Biometric Fingerprint safe for you to consider – we included them because they continue to be best-sellers after dozens of customer reviews (our links will take you directly to those customer reviews and you can purchase them right there if you desire).
So keep in mind that these smaller safes are not designed with fireproof, nor theft-proof ratings in mind. For such features your best bet is to use our store link on this page to shop through AMSEC safes, or use any of our links really, and find a fingerprint gun safe or more traditional variety that is in excess of $700-$800 – you can expect actually to pay more than $1k for a secure safe. Anything less will not be effective against fire or against a break-in attempt.
So why buy a fingerprint gun safe?
The reason being, as stated, to keep prying hands away from your guns and small valuables. If you are in a dorm, or in a situation where you live in a condo or other temporary living space, you do not necessarily need the investment of an AMSEC quality safe, you can protect your valuables with a smaller fingerprint gun safe.