Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick good purchase
I called their customer service for help entering first prints and they easily walked me through it. Safe operates well so far - no false openings and no trouble reading prints that we want it to read. Fits well beside bed. Wish it were a bit stronger installation and I'll probably make some modifications in the future to strengthen it but it was what I expected in that regard.
May 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CH1CKENF1NGER Nice night stand safe
Having curious 10yr old and 5yr old boys running around the house I needed something to keep my home defense locked but accessible. Overall the design and function is great! In most cases it opens one 1st or 2nd swipe but sometimes takes multiple attempts, be sure to move finger slowly when opening. Scanned every finger just in case it doesn't reconize the print. Hopefully "IF" I ever need it, I remember to swipe slowly to retrieve it. It makes a loud beep when opening but think there is a way to turn that off. Before this purchase I hid my firearm in one spot and ammo in another just in case my boys were to discovered it, which in most cases if I needed it it would be to late. Now it's within arms reach while I lay in bed and is locked and loaded!... Just pray I never have to roll over and open it! Little pricey $ but what's a piece of mind worth? I would definitely purchase again
February 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JerryG Does what it is supposed to...but
After much research, I decided to purchase the biometric version of the Speedvault safe. I wanted it more to secure a firearm and access it quickly - than to prevent theft. The steel is adequate, but someone with a few minutes and a screwdriver could get into it. We have no children in our home and I am mounting this in a hidden location - so it should do the trick. The real issue is that the instructions are HORRIBLE - yes, I screamed that. The instructions are written so poorly that I almost gave up and shipped it back. No diagrams, incorrect directions, references to do things that are not explained...ugh. Here are some things to help make it easier for you:
-Install a good, fresh 9 volt. The battery compartment is on the inside/top.
-The pushbutton will open the safe until you successfully register a fingerprint.
-Registering a fingerprint is simple, once you know how. Push the "learn" button for about a second until the green LED begins to blink. Slide your finger over the reader 4 times. After each slide - you'll hear a beep. After the 4th slide, the light will blink 5 more times and turn off. You should now be registered.
-To open the safe, push the button and slide your registered finger over the reader. Mine works well.
The other thing I should note is that the manufacturer has extremely poor customer service and long, long hold times if you call.
Not a great value, not great service, but it is what I need - so I'll keep it. Your mileage may vary.
March 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pearl Unreliable - Inconsistent Operation
I bought this thinking that the finger swipe would be the fastest way to get to your firearm. It is, assuming it works on the first swipe. It usually takes 2, 3, even 4 swipes to get it to read, and this is under optimal, non-stress conditions. There is no way I would rely on it in an emergency. I would need to keep the backup key close by, but hidden somehow.
It was pretty easy to install, although I replaced the 1/2" long wood screws for the bracket with 1" long, as I'm securing it to a solid 1" thick bed frame. The thumbscrews holding the safe to the bracket are tiny - they look like #6, but with an oddball thread pitch. They may be metric. One good swift kick would separate the safe from the bracket, so it definitely isn't theft proof.
I'm returning this one and buying the push button code model, but I'll probably drill out the threads in the bracket, install #10 thread inserts in the bed frame and use #10 thumbscrews to secure the safe to the bed frame. I'll also hook a lanyard to the safe and bed frame for added security from theft.
Overall, a very good concept, but dubious execution.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RYCHE48 This is a must have item to protect our loved ones....
With the recent accidental gun discharges on the news I decided to get a gun lock that easy to operate and safe enough to deter my children from it. All my family is aware what's inside and understand that if anyone attempts to open it, I will know about it. This products gives me the peace of mind I need. It strong and I am convinced that it will last a very long time.
Within a simple finger swipe I can get to my gun and protect my family and most importantly it is safe.
Thank you for such great product....
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikePags SPEEDVAULT SERIES 0.17 CU. FT. BIOMETRIC HANDGUN SAFE WITH FINGERPRINT READER
Better than expected. It was easily installed and functions very well.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Asafegunowner Good, safe place to store a handgun
The gun safe is easy to set up once you install batteries. This was one of the least expensive gun safes that I found. You can use multiple fingerprints for different family members as a plus. All in all it was a good buy.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ags161 This product is great fast and easy access.
This product is great fast and easy access. It is easy to program and easy to mount, My wife and I feel safer with this safe. My gun is secure and safe but readily accessable if needed.
April 9, 2013