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Wanted to purchase a biometric safe but was concerned with reading the fing...
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I purchased this safe to have a quick entry safe in my home as I have small...
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safe and sound

by Chicago Green, from United States, IL Written on February 14, 2015
The safe is well built. A couple notes...When programming the safes fingerprint log in. You want to make sure your finger is in a recognizable place on the pad. Meaning you have to be consistent where your finger is placed on the pad in order for the safe to recognize the reading. But after repeatedly practicing placement of the finger and practiced opening it for a couple months. I now have the hang of it. Secondly , and I do not know this for a fact. I wipe the glass after each use as your fingerprint does get left behind. From what I'm told if done right and wearing the proper gloves. Someone can open the devise by just activating the sensor by using the previous persons fingerprint reading, and that's something I want to be aware of when closing the safe up. I cant confirm this as of now but I leave a lens cleaner cloth next to the safe. What I like about the safe is if you leave the safe open for longer than about three or four minutes and also if not locked... the safe chirps, reminding you that the safe is still open. I think this is a very smart feature. Particularly if you were going in the safe for other documents and forgot to close it. Lastly, having three ways of opening the safe is a nice option. Biometric, key code and finally a key. which is important as the safe needs batteries to operate the locking mechanism. If batteries go dead you will need the key to open it. overall I like the product and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a solid rel...
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Pros:
  • Well Built and Solid
  • Three options to open safe
Cons:
  • None
Would recommend: Yes
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Biometrics doesn't work well at all

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, IL Written on August 31, 2013
I purchased the Barska after reading many reviews that said the biometrics were very good. I bought 2 of the smaller models and they work great. This model just doesn't work well at all. It can take 7 or 8 attempts before it will open. The first safe came in and the door was mis-aligned so the door would not open without me pulling very hard on the door. The biometrics did not work very well on the first safe I received either. So after spending $25.00 to ship it back I decided it was not worth another $25.00 to return it again so I just use the key pad.
Pros: Key pad on front
Cons: Biometrics only work once in a while...
Would recommend: No
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Excellent Product

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on July 8, 2013
Excellent product for the money. Biometric features work well. Large enough to hold five pistols plus mags.
Pros: Features, value
Cons: Expected to be more robust...
Would recommend: Yes
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Please Don't

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, AZ Written on June 4, 2013
I purchased this safe to have a quick entry safe in my home as I have small children, work as a police officer and need my firearms secured. The safe is easy to set up and seemed to work ok the first couple of times we tried it. We entered several finger prints for both myself and my wife. After a couple of minutes when we tried to open the safe again it would fail over 50% of the time for me and 30% of the time for my wife and this was doing the scan slow and delibertly. I can't imagine what would happen under stress. Needless to say I returned the safe as the only thing it would be good for is getting my family killed in an emergency. The system is also slow when it does work and I can actually open my key pad safe much quicker. Until the biometrics are improved stick with a key pad safe.
Pros: Price
Cons: Biometrics will get you killed...
Would recommend: No
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Barska Standard Biometric Keypad Safe

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 26, 2013
i had originally ordered this with zoo stores and then cancelled my order promptly after finding out they didnt have it after my order(still waiting for a refund a 2 months later) and i order this with optics got it when i was supposed to and item was packaged well thanks
Pros: Easy to set up and use ...
Would recommend: Yes
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Barska Safe

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NY Written on April 25, 2013
Packaging was poor, the post office did it's best to trash it and though the safe was OK, everything else in the box was trashed. Optics Planet said they would replace the crushed batteries but I have yet to see anything
Pros: dual keypad option
Cons: Biometric keypad has some trouble, need multiple tries...
Would recommend: Yes
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Exactly what I was looking for in a compact handgun safe

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 26, 2013
I did quite a bit of research on safes before I purchased this Barska safe. It has almost every feature I needed, and holds my three handguns easily. Has given me considerable peace of mind for safe and concealed storage of my guns. Be prepared to exercise some patience (and a small, flat screwdriver) when installing the batteries, however:(
Pros: Compact, yet plenty of space. Multiple opening methods
Cons: Not fireproof...
Would recommend: Yes
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Disappointed!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WA Written on March 11, 2013
Very disappointed in this purchase. Setup at first seemed easy with the fingerprints. Was a little tricky getting it to read some of the fingerprints, but thought it was all done, when the reader would only accept them a couple of times then would stop recognizing them. My wife and I both had the same issue. We burned through the factory batteries just trying to get it to record and consistently accept our fingerprints. Ultimately, this is not a system I would trust in an emergency. Safe went back and I'm searching for a different brand.
Pros: Good features
Cons: noisy shelf; squeeky locks and door; inconsistent fingerprint reader; not reliable and burns up batteries....
Would recommend: No
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David W. Noon

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 5, 2013
Thoroughly satisfied....
Would recommend: Yes
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Barska Biometric Safe

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on November 2, 2012
Wanted to purchase a biometric safe but was concerned with reading the fingerprint in an emergency, so the backup keypad was the perfect solution. Heard alot of reviews on other brands that they don't read well. I had zero problems with it opening with my fingerprint. It opened every single time!
Pros: Simple to use
Cons: Haven't had any yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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