Biometric Safes just take a fingerprint to open or close. Great
idea that is coming of age in security. However, I find it important
to point out that as far as adding an extra level of security, it
really doesn't do that. Dials and keypads are just as competent
in the area of security. So why buy a safe with a fingerprint reader?
So you know that only a person enrolled on the keypad can open it.
However, it will not tell you which fingerprint opened it. Please
" article for more insight or call us in regard
to having a keypad with an "audit lock" put on your safe.
Biometric Technology or Fingerprint Safes
Are The Newest in Security.
1. The future is here. Fingerprint technology has been around for
some time and now its really affordable for the home security market,
and we are excited to offer you the innovative Access Control biometric
fingerprint reader. Years ago, metal keys and locks granted access
to restricted areas. With the progress of technology we have also
included ID cards and PIN numbers. Enter today the age access control.
What is a Biometric Fingerprint Reader?
A fingerprint reader, also known as a Biometric scanner, recognizes
people based on our physical traits. For example, a biometric
reader not only reads fingerprints but some units can read eye
retinas or irises, facial patterns, and hand measurements. (the
type you see on our site are just fingerprint)
What makes Biometric Reader Work?
A fingerprint reader can be used as a stand-alone or a networked
operation, perfect for home or office. Though the models we have
available are stand alone. An authorized person has their physical
characteristic scanned and turned into a numerical algorithm which
is then entered into a database. The authorized person must subsequently
provide that same physical characteristic- for example, their
fingerprint, to be read and recognized by the "reader"
before access is granted.
Why Use a Biometric Fingerprint Reader?
A biometric reader is a more reliable security device than your
average lock or keypad. Only the person authorized access can
successfully pass a biometric reader. A key, card, or number sequence
can be passed around or easily stolen. A biometric reader requires
that the authorized person be physically present for access to
be granted. Thieves and other criminals would have a difficult
time getting past a biometric reader.
Some great reasons to use a biometric fingerprint reader include.
It is affordable and user friendly, recognizing identity and granting
access in around one second. Most models allow from 1 fingerprint
to 30 fingerprints to be enrolled. A biometric reader drives costs
down while raising the level of security.
That being said there are also some not so great reasons to have
a fingerprint reader. First, if you need to grant access to the
safe for someone that is not enrolled it is impossible. For example,
lets say you are out of town and need information out of the safe.
You could give your combination to someone over the phone if it
were a standard safe. Then when you got home you could change
the combo and lock them out again. This cannot be done with a
biometric fingerprint safe. Your fingerprint must be present to
enroll new fingerprints. Second, most of the inexpensive models
will not give you an "audit trail" that tells you who
has been in your safe and at what time. (See Audit locks for that
feature). Third, I have found that some people are just not good
candidates for fingerprint readers and the reader has a difficult
time reading the print so they end up presenting their finger
several times before the safe opens. Lastly, lets presume your
dead. You can leave your combination on your will at your attorneys
office. Then access is easily granted from the reading of you
will. Not so with a fingerprint safe everyone is still locked
out and a locksmith must be brought in to gain access.
- 30 minutes fire protection (fire liner)
- 2-1/2” thick solid steel-plate door
- Active round locking-bolts 3/4" Dia. Thick
- Battery operated- 4"AA batteries (included)
- Velvet lined interior
- No wake-up code needed (one button wake-up)
- Up to 30 fingerprint users
- Pre-drilled anchor holes (bottom)
- Mechanical key override
- External power override