Cataline does NOT recommend the GunVault Speedvault biometric safe.
A fingerprint activated, easy to mount in out of the way but easily accessible locations! What’s not to love Cataline?
Simple, it’s not that fast.
If it works perfectly it will open in about two seconds. That sounds pretty good if you have a house with small children and you are forgetful in the morning and therefore sleeping with your gun on the nightstand is just plain out.
I get the attraction. Trust me.
The problem is, its not that reliably fast. It will often take two or three swipes for me to open it, which defeats the entire purpose of having a fast access gun box. Four to six seconds is a lot of time when someone is trying to kick down your bedroom door.
If you have a house with rug monkeys of your own or if you are plagued with your wife’s sister’s idiot boy who you don’t trust to successfully wipe his own butt much less get anywhere near my guns, there is an identifiable need for a gun box.
When you are first testing out a gun box…without first putting a gun in it…give it to a three year old to play with. If the toddler can get it open, return it.
If you want a childproof gun box. The answer so far would appear to be anything with a SIMPLEX lock. It’s UL approved, which isn’t quite a guarantee but it’s better than not UL approved. I’ve switched to the Fort Knox brand.
And as for access time. It’s actually faster and it’s just as easy to use in the dark once your fingers have the muscle memory down. This one has worked out so well for me that I’m going to install another one in the trunk of the car.
Okay, I’m done here.