A gun safe is a protective container for ammo and firearms. Other than the safekeeping and storage of guns, it is used to prevent kids, burglars and unauthorized people from accessing the gun that is contained inside. These can either be as small as a vanity bag or as large as a cabinet. Gun safes are of many types, although these are primarily categorized into two types today – Manual Gun Safes and Biometric Gun Safes. Find out what makes Biometric Gun Safes better than Manual Gun Safes.
Ease of access
Manual gun safes make use of combination locks or a key through encoding of digits. In case of emergencies when you need your gun immediately in your hand, you are likely to enter the wrong combination number or forget the code for the safe in a hurry, confusion, nervousness or fright. Biometric gun safes open up immediately on the recognition of your fingerprint, and offer instant access to your firearm. These allow you access to your firearms even in total darkness. Even when your lights are out or there is a power outage, or you possibly want to spring an element of surprise on an intruder, you can open up your biometric safe and access your firearms. This is impossible with a manual safe where you need some light to be able to see your keypad.
Typically, biometric safes are smaller than manual safes. Thus, you can conceal them under your car seat. As these do not have an elaborate keypad for the entry of combination number, a cursory glance at the safes do not make others curious. Few people are actually going to even believe or suspect that you have a firearm beneath your car seat, ready to be accessed and used at any sign of trouble. Thus, there is the element of surprise that you can have over troublemakers. The smaller size of the safe lets you store or carry it to just about anywhere.
You can be assured that your children will be unable to access your guns. Gun crimes have become a big problem in many countries across the world, and many of these incidents involve adolescents and juveniles. With manual safes, kids can often remember the combination number or password being used for the safe when they see their parents enter it. However, in the absence of your fingerprint, your children will be unable to open your biometric safe in your absence.