Think i found my safe, BARSKA Biometric Safe, anyone own it?
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    Think i found my safe, BARSKA Biometric Safe, anyone own it?

    Okay i am getting close to making the decision and would just like to hear some input on this before i spend $200 on something i am stuck with.

    Amazon.com: BARSKA Biometric Safe: Home Improvement


    I have read good reviews on this so far, but maybe someone knows something i can find about this.

    I am looking for something that can store a handgun and 4 magazines of ammo and maybe some more boxes, but also have fast access to keep away from the kids. I think this might be it.

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    Yeah, I bought a biometric safe for my daughter, for her Ruger SP101. A good thing, it keeps anything inside it away from those who shouldn't access it. You have to be a little precise with your finger placement on the sensor, and swipe it slowly, but it is a major improvement from having to fumble with a key. Overall I think I make a good purchase and am satisfied with the quality and security it offers her. Just my 2c worth.
    MR

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    You don't happen to own this specific model do you?

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    No, not that specific model. I don't think you'll be too far off center if you get one. I've been pleased with the performance.
    MR

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    My friend works in I.T. he claims fingerprint readers are not that secure. I saw an episode of myth busters when they tried to beat the finger print reader. Even a photo copy of your finger will open the safe!!!!They also lifted a finger print off a glass with a piece of tape, and placed it on the reader....bingo it opened!!!

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    I own a touchpad safe with a key override in the event the batteries die. I did see that episode on mythbusters which made me question the biometric safes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedub88 View Post
    My friend works in I.T. he claims fingerprint readers are not that secure. I saw an episode of myth busters when they tried to beat the finger print reader. Even a photo copy of your finger will open the safe!!!!They also lifted a finger print off a glass with a piece of tape, and placed it on the reader....bingo it opened!!!
    By the time a kid is that astute, he/she'll be old enough for the beatdown that would ensue. Of course, by that time, they'd be properly trained and well heeled, and will most likely have their own piece by the bed. Hey, good backup is hard to come by!
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    I will keep the fingerprint scanners faults in mind. I have not ruled out the gun vault yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springer M-14 View Post
    I own a touchpad safe with a key override in the event the batteries die. I did see that episode on mythbusters which made me question the biometric safes.
    I liked that episode of mythbusters. I bought 2 of the touchpad safes. One for the house and one for the truck.
    Had one of those fingerprint readers on a laptop. Always had problems with it.
    Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress;
    but I repeat myself.
    Mark Twain

  11. I own the Barska Biometric Safe (like this one) and have not had any problems with it. For under $200, I think it's a great little unit. If you want an extremely secure vault, be prepared to pay thousands of dollars, but if you want a reliable unit that is affordable, check it out.

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