Does Your Gun Safe Need A Biometric Sensor?

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If you are getting ready to purchase a gun safe, by now you have probably created a list of features that it must include. You have probably already decided on its size, weight, and the steel thickness of the wall. In addition to these requirements, you may want to consider adding another important feature. That is a biometric sensor. What is a biometric sensor and what benefits will it offer? Here is some information to consider. 

What Is A Biometric Sensor?

Biometric sensors are systems that use physiological or behavioral characteristics as a means of identification. These are available in a wide variety of devices and some of the physiological characteristics that are used are:

Probably the most common characteristic used in biometric sensors is a fingerprint. Since these are unique to each and every person they can be more reliable than some other forms of identifications.

Why Add Biometric Sensors To Your Gun Safe?

Safety - Did you know that this year alone, there has already been approximately 35,030 episodes of gun violence across the country in which 2,232 children under the age of 18 were killed or injured. Unfortunately, some of these occurred because children came across a weapon that was not secured.

No matter where you hide the keys to your safe, it is just a matter of time before your children know where they are. Children are masters at finding the things that you do not want them to. When your gun safe only opens through a biometric sensor, you do not have to worry about leaving keys laying around, being lost, or even being duplicated. 

Quick Access - Stress and anxiety can play an important role on how quickly you recall information. Forgetting a combination, or where you placed your gun safe keys, is the last thing you want to happen when you need to quickly access your weapon. With a biometric sensor you will not have to remember these things. All you will have to do is to place your fingerprint against the lock to open it. This will give you much quicker access than any other way.

No Lock-Outs - With a combination safe if you forget your combination, the only way to get your safe open is to have a locksmith come and open it. Not only will this cost you money, but you will not be able to access your weapons until the locksmith arrives at your home. 

Convenience - Most biometric sensors can be programmed to more than one fingerprint, This means you can decide to allow other adults access to your weapons when you are away from home. Fingerprints can be added or removed as needed, which will help you manage who has access at any given time.

Establish A Record - Most biometric sensors record when the sensor was used to open the lock and by whom. Depending on the sensor model that you install, you may even be able to have notifications and/or alerts sent to your cell phone when the safe is opened. This could be useful if you ever found a weapon missing or if you need to establish who used the weapon last.

There are many different gun safes on the market that will allow you to use biometric sensors as a means to open and close your safe. Visit a site like and speak to a gun safe specialist for recommendations about the latest in technology. You may be surprised to find that a biometric sensor will do more than you would ever imagine.