Gun safety is the number one priority for any responsible gun owner. Storing your firearms in a safe place under lock and key can save lives. The Large Biometric Rifle safe by Barska takes that concept one step further by removing the need for the key and offering even more security.
Today, passwords are required to access most electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, computers, and even personal and gun safes. With all of the different devices that we need to use passwords for, it can get a bit confusing. Furthermore, not only are passwords needed, but it is also recommended to have a unique password for each different electronic device. Barska has an answer to help lighten the load a little.
Why should I use Barska’s AX11898 instead of a competitor’s option?
This Barska large biometric gun safe is programmed to allow you access by simply using your fingerprintsthanks to their very successful and accurate biometric technology. This advanced technology allows you to store your unique fingerprints in its internal memory so that you can later unlock the safe with those same fingerprints.
The biometric digital fingerprint lock takes the stress out of remembering yet another password, so you can concentrate on what is important at hand. It also eliminates the need to carry around another key.Registering fingerprints take mere seconds, and can be accessed immediately. This special fingerprint technology also reduces the time it takes to open the safe, which allows for extra moments you may need in a time of emergency. Many companies will refer to this as a quick access feature.
Moreover, the AX11898 rifle safe comes with a set of emergency backup keys, so if for some reason you cannot access the safe by fingerprint you won’t be locked out. Let’s face it, sometimes even the best technology has hiccups, whether it’s from a power supply problem or damage caused by an unsuccessful burglary. If for any reason you cannot get to your firearms with your fingerprints, the backup keys will save your day.
Enough about the lock, what about the rest of it?
In addition to safety and easy access, this large biometric Barska gun safe maximizes every inch of its 56.5 x 9.8 x 8.6 inches of internal space for optimum storage. Organization is easy as this safe comes with multiple options.
It includes a removable storage shelve for inside the safe that has an amazing 12 different position options. There is also a removable shelf for the inside of the door of the safe, which is a feature that is not very common. This 12 gun safe can be customized to your individual needs by organizing the shelves where you want them for your specific firearms collection and any ammunition or other items that you want to securely store.
Moving the safe or relocating the safe is an option that many large rifle safes do not offer. This is usually due to the safe being extremely heavy, sometimes in excess of hundreds of pounds, or being big and bulky in size. Once a safe is in position, rarely is it ever moved again. You do not have to worry about that with this safe. The Barska gun safe can be placed just about anywhere.
Measuring an ample but slim 57 inches by 13.75 inches by 13.75 inches, and weighing only 114 lbs., the safe is sturdy and large enough to do the job without taking up an entire room. It’s also light enough to be relocated if and when it is necessary. And, don’t worry about it being too light to dissuade a burglar from just lifting it up and carrying it off. It can also be permanently and securely added to your property by using the pre-drilled holes on either the bottom or the back of the safe, which offers the option to bolt the safe to the wall or the floor by using the anchors and hardware included.
Is there anything else I should know?
This rifle safe is also easy to use and maintain. The biometric locking mechanism operates on just four AA batteries, which are inexpensive and easy to replace. In addition, the exterior of the safe is beautiful but rugged black power coated steel, which is easy to keep clean and dust free.
Barska backs its quality with a 1 year limited warranty. It comes with the hardware and accessories you need to begin using it the day it arrives. In addition to the safe itself, you will receive:
- External Battery Pack
- 4 AA battery
- 6 mounting bolts
- Allen Key
- 2 emergency backup keys
With an hour or so of receiving this beauty, you can have it anchored, have your fingerprints stored, and have your firearm collection safe yet easy to access.
For those of you reading this review that have a mid-sized to large gun or rifle collection, this large biometric safe from Barska is a sweet deal. It can hold up to 12 long guns as well as a few handguns on its interior removable shelf, and it also has the door shelf to store more of your gear.
It is light enough to move around without the need of a work crew, but sturdy enough to keep your firearms locked away safely. It can easily be bolted to a wall or floor too, and all the required hardware is included.
For a sturdy rifle safe that allows you and only you quick and easy effortless access while looking good enough to keep in your living room but slim enough to store in a closet, the Barska AX11898 is a steal. You won’t find many others that do the same job it does without the need to take out a line of credit.