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Barska Mini Biometric Safe Review

High Quality in a Small Package…


[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B004XSB5TK” cloaking=”default” height=”137″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bdB-5v%2B9L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”biogunsafes-20″ width=”160″]The Barska sports optics company is a worldwide industry-leading distributer of a wide range of outdoor sports optics products. Their multiple corporate offices and warehouses are currently located in Pomona, CA.  The Barska mini biometric safe, model AX11620, continues their pristine reputation for delivering high-quality products. I have owned a  couple Barska safes over the years and the top notch construction is something I appreciate.

Dimensions and Storage

mini biometric gun safeThe Barska mini safe lives up to its name with dimensions of 7.8 x 11.8 x 7.8 inches and weighs a mere 12.1 lbs.  The safe has a limited capacity for storing pistols, ammunition, and other small personal belongings; after all it is a “mini” safe, so isn’t going to hold a lot. However, this size is perfect for a handgun and it can fit right next to your bed.

Biometric Gun Safe Technology

The Barska mini biometric safe features no-hassle fingerprint technology, which allows users to store up to 30 programmed fingerprints. Many reviews online say that biometric safes work 100% better when you program your finger at numerous angles, so a high limit of fingerprint programming is certainly a nice bonus. Luckily, with all of the added bonuses of fingerprint technology, you will never worry about losing your key or forgetting that 4-digit code you are sure you wrote down somewhere.

It’s always good to have a backup plan just in case… Fortunately, the safe does come with a handy pair of back-up keys. In the event that the fingerprint technology somehow fails you, you can always use these to get the safe open. Also, just in case the fingerprint technology isn’t working, or the batteries run out, it would be nice to have the keys handy.

Barska Mini Biometric Safe Video Review

Mounting and Warranty Features

barska mini safe mounting holesThe safe runs off of four AA batteries, and depending on the brand of batteries this could run your safe for up to a year. The safe comes with four pre-drilled holes for ease of mounting to your wall, floor, or countertop. This is an excellent feature with such a small safe, because it could easily be picked up by anyone who wanted to take it if it wasn’t mounted down. It also comes with a one-year limited warranty.

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Customer Reviews

barska mini gun safe fingerprint scannerThis safe maintains a 4.5 star rating on amazon.com with over 150 customer reviews. Customers who buy this safe are overwhelmingly satisfied. According to user Frank D, who gave the safe a perfect 5-star rating, the safe “works the first time everytime.” Along the same lines, Michael F. says that he can trust that “this safe will operate correctly when I need it in an emergency situation.”

This safe comes highly recommended among many Amazon.com users, David In Florida says he is “so impressed” that he is “going to buy the Biometric rifle safe” too. One user, SixteenAcres, says he is thrilled that “if you fail to lock the door, [it] starts to beep after a few minutes,” which is definitely a great feature. Among the negative comments, user Mark C. Hardling complains mostly that the “metal making up the safe is thin.” However, over 100 of the Barska mini safe’s 150 reviews on amazon.com received a 5-star rating which is definitely a testimony to the quality of the safe in itself.