Security – 5/5 Rating
This is one the best fingerprint safes on the market. The scanner will store 120 different fingerprints. While there have been reports about other biometric locks not always granting access when they should, the wrinkles seem to have been iron out for the AX11650. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, there is a backup key system as well. The backup key hole is hidden behind the BARSKA logo. Like many biometric fingerprint safes, this biometric pistol safe uses 4 AA batteries to power the biometrics, and it’s always a good idea to make sure that you replace them regularly to get the most out of your safe.
The computer for the fingerprint scanner also has a silent mode. This is an excellent feature to enable; in the event you would need quick access to a firearm, as in the case of an intruder, the last thing you want is to advertise your position before you are ready. By turning off the sound from the lock, you can stay hidden longer.
Warrant – 4/5 Rating
The warranty on this finger print safe is the same as all BARSKA products. They offer a 1 year warranty against manufacturers defects. This limited warranty, while certainly not excellent, is about standard for this type of product.
Overall – 4.5/5 Rating
This is an overall excellent safe. It is large enough to store several handguns, ammunition, jewelry and other valuables. The removable shelving provides you with a variety of storage options. The biometric scanner on this safe is top of the line for the civilian market. So long as this safe is mounted, it will certainly keep your firearms safe.
The only thing holding this safe back, is that it is not fireproof. The safe does have a large interior though. This provides you with plenty of space to keep your important documents insides a fireproof box.
If you own several handguns, or a large amount of valuables you want to keep safe, this product is ideal. The hidden backup keyhole should prevent children from “hunting for the key” and the fingerprint scanner is advanced enough to significantly cut down on “false negatives” that plagued some of the other safes with biometric scanners. This safe is a well constructed, safe product that does everything it advertises.