Stack-On Quick Access Safe with Biometric Lock
[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007LLD904″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GkGxyrgmL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”biogunsafes-20″ width=”160″]Since 1972, Stack-On has been creating products to house and protect the tools of DIY-ers, tradesmen, and hobbyists alike. All of their products are made in the USA in Stack-On’s Wauconda, IL warehouse before being shipped out to meet the storage needs of home and business owners across the world. Their product lineup includes rifle, archery, pistol, and personal valuable safes of all sizes employing various keypad and mechanical locking mechanisms. However, Stack-On’s latest venture includes a line of safes employing the up-and-coming biometric locking technology for quick and reliable access to your valuables at a moment’s notice. One such product is the Stack-On Quick Access Personal Safe with Biometric Lock (model QAS-450-B), a codeless, mountable, and compact safe for keeping your home defense handgun and other personal valuables secure and accessible.
Dimensions and Capacity
The Stack-On Quick Access Safe has external dimensions of 10” x 12.25” x 5.625” and weighs about 13-pounds. The front opening door gives way to a single internal compartment with enough room to hold standard sized pistols, an extra clip, box of ammo, and a few other accessories. Two smaller pistols could also fit together in the safe with enough room leftover for a flashlight, extra clip, and your personal documents. The bottom of the safe is lined with protective foam to give your belongings a soft resting place without getting scratched while not in use.
Biometric Fingerprint Gun Safe Technology
The safe has a very sophisticated biometric locking system with the capability to accept up to 28 user fingerprints. A single swipe of your finger on the sensor will give you immediate access to the safe, meaning you’ll be able to open your safe and access your firearm in the times you need it most without having to fumble with keys or access codes. However, a set of backup keys is included for extra piece of mind that you’ll always be able to access the contents of your Stack-On. Upon recognition, the spring-loaded door operating on a ball bearing slide quickly releases the safe’s single locking point for immediate access to your valuables and firearms(s).
Mounting and Safety Features
The safe comes with pre-drilled holes and mounting hardware for mounting the safe to a stable surface. The drop down front access door makes this safe ideal for keeping under the bed, on a closet shelf, or even under the seat of your car. Additionally, a 1,500-pound test security cable is included for tethering the safe to a secure object. The safe is not fireproof rated but its matte black steel exterior makes it suitable for mounting both out in the open or hidden in the shadows. Those looking for fireproof and/or flood-proof safes should consider some of Stack-On’s larger rifle safes designed for total elemental protection.
The Quick Access Safe is one of Stack-On’s newer products. Reviews indicate it is best for security, but not necessarily theft deterrent. A few 5-star reviews that say the safe is easy to use and works as advertised 100% of the time. One reviewer (Rebecca Eggleston) wrote, “…We didn’t need a theft deterrent, just something to keep the household handgun out of little hands. This is perfect…the biometric lock is snazzy. Seems to work well too. This is great because IF, God forbid, you need your gun in the middle of the night, you don’t wanna be fumbling for keys.”
Standards and Warranty
The Stack-On Quick Access Safe is approved by the California Department of Justice as meeting their standards for firearm safety and security. The safe is also covered under Stack-On’s limited one-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. In addition to the safe and mounting hardware, four AA batteries are included to run the safe’s biometric system. The safe can be purchased on Amazon for about $126, making it one of the more affordable biometric pistol safes on the market. As such, the safe is not designed to be an impenetrable fortress, but suits its purpose and name as a quick access safe with just the right amount of security for what it can store.