LockSAFE Personal Biometric Pistol Safe
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Dimensions and Capacity
The LockSAF Pistol Safe measures 13.98” x 10.24” x 4.57” externally with a single inner compartment that can store items upwards of 12-inches long. The inside is lined with a thick egg carton foam padding to give your firearms and other valuables a protective surface to rest on without scratching or bumping together.
Depending on the size of your handguns and how you position them in the safe, there’s room for at least two standard sized pistols and a few accessories or boxes of ammo and/or a few assorted valuables (watch, wallet, passport).
LockSAF Biometric Pistol Safe Video Review
Biometric Fingerprint Gun Safe Technology
The LockSAF Pistol Safe opens with the touch of button and registered fingerprint. Up to 10 unique fingerprints can be programmed to the safe so you can share access with another user or fill each available slot with all ten of your fingers. The spring-loaded flip-top lid opens upon recognition of a registered print and locks closed with minimal pressure. Mounting hardware is not included with the safe, though 4 pilot holes are pre-drilled for mounting the safe inside a drawer or closet or other stable surface.
Security and Fireproofing
Unfortunately (and like most biometric gun safes to date), the LockSAF Pistol Safe is not fireproof rated. However, it is constructed of 9-gauge (3mm thick) steel that’s twice the thickness of most competitor safes, which are typically made of flimsy, locker-like sheet metal that can be easily pried open. When empty the safe weighs about 22-pounds, which may be enough to deter some thieves from lugging it away but begs the importance of mounting it to something secure.
Manual Key Back-Up Feature
The purchase of your safe includes a set of mechanical keys for manually accessing the safe when the 9-volt battery fails. Ideally you won’t need these keys after opening the safe for the first time, as the LockSAF Pistol Safe is one of the most reliable openers on the market and the batteries last for years without replacing. Most users have only had sensor problems when their fingers are wet. Otherwise it has the ability to recognize a partial programmed print or greasy finger and still open flawlessly.
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The LockSAF Biometric Pistol Safe has received 99 reviews on Amazon, a majority of which gave the product the maximum 5-stars (72/99 for an overall rating of 4.5/5).
One reviewer (K.G. Williams) wrote, “I bought this gun safe for my husband for Christmas…The Biometric safe works like a charm…very easy to program with both our index fingerprints and has opened instantaneously every time. I test it out now and again, just because it works so well.” A 4-star reviewer (dmcampbell7) said, “It works for me 98% of the time, but my wife can barely get it to work. I’m thinking it’s her little fingers maybe. It’s very easy to use, and not too noisy, as I have heard other safes can be. Takes about 2 seconds to open from when you press the button then place your finger on the reader.”
Customers who gave the safe less than 3-stars seemed to have products with extremely rare and unusual defects. Fortunately, LockSAF has built a reputation for exceptional customer service and is dedicating to making sure every customer is satisfied with the purchase of his or her LockSAF Biometric Pistol Safe, as they know their products are the best.
All LockSAF products come with a 30-day guarantee, 1-year limited warranty, and approval by the California Department of Justice.
LockSAF Biometric Pistol Safe Alternatives
If you’re shopping for this safe, you should know that LockSAF has introduced a newer model, the PBS-D. It’s also well-reviewed but carries a slightly higher price tag than this older model.
You might consider the Barska Top-Opening Biometric Drawer Handgun Safe as an alternative to this LockSafe model. The Barska is similarly highly-rated and has a slight price advantage.