8 Best Biometric safes

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

Do you have valuables like documents, passport, expensive gadgets, cash, and pieces of pieces of jewelry that you want to store and keep safe? Do you have a gun, medicine or other items that you need to keep away from children? If you do, you need a safe. A safe is the best way to keep your valuable items away from other people hands because:

(a) Safes are made of solid steel that is hard to break.
(b) Safes are locked securely and can only be opened through a fingerprint, code, or a special key.

Out of all the types of safes that are available in the market today, biometric safes are the most advanced, most secure, most safe, and most speedy way to access your valuables. Codes can be guessed. While no one will be able to access your safe unless they have your fingerprint.

Furthermore, if you need to access an item such as a gun in cases of emergencies, you'll need to be able to access it quickly. You won't have time to enter a code or put in a key in a keyhole especially in the dark. This is why biometric safes are most ideal in all kinds of situations.

There are several kinds biometric safes. They come in different sizes with their own special features. I've listed the top biometric safes today and I am confident that this is going to help you decide. You'll be surprised and be happy knowing that this safes could make your life better, safer, and more convenient. Here's the list:

Product Our Rating
Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe Model # QAP1BE Review thumbnail Sentry Safe Biometric
Viking Security Safe VS-25BL Biometric Safe Fingerprint Safe Review thumbnail Viking Security Safe VS-25B
Verifi Smart.Safe. Fast Access Biometric Safe with FBI Fingerprint Sensor Review thumbnail Verifi Smart.Safe.
Barska Biometric Safe with Fingerprint Lock Review thumbnail BARSKA Biometric Safe
Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 Gun Safe Review thumbnail Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500
HomCom 14" x 12" x 20" Digital Home Security Storage Safe w/ Biometric Fingerprint Scanner - Black Review thumbnail HomCom Biometric Safe
Liberty 9G HDX-150 MICRO Biometric Safe - Safely secure your valuables or handgun in the new Home Defender Review thumbnail Liberty 9G HDX-150
Protex Safe Fingerprint Wall Safe (FW-1814Z) Review thumbnail Protex Safe Fingerprint

Sentry Safe Model # QAP1BE - Mountable and also portable

If you are looking for a portable safe that can also be mounted, this one is for you. It's size and weight is ideal for traveling. At the same time, it has pre-drilled holes so you can easily mount it on any surface. Furthermore, the safe can be opened using the fingerprint scanner, keypad code, and key. It also uses a compression gas strut so that the door opens quickly when unlocked with very minimal sound. It goes into standby mode when not in use to save battery life, locks after 5 failed attempts, and has a LED indicator that shows different light signals to let you know when the battery is running low, the code is incorrect, and much more.

Viking Security Safe VS-25BL - Has several useful features at an affordable price

This safe has the most number of features and yet you can buy it at a very affordable price. Unlike most safes, this has 12 buttons allowing you to have more options when creating a code. It has an LCD display, a 500 DPI Optical Sensor and a keyhole that hides behind the nameplate, which is pretty cool. The interior has several features such as interior light, fully carpeted walls, pre-drilled holes, and a removable/adjustable shelf. You could tell by the look of it that the safe is made up of thick solid steel plus it has two large locking bolts. For more details, click here.

Verifi Smart.Safe. - Combination of reliable FBI fingerprint sensor and long lasting battery life

This safe has the most unique, reliable, high technology fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is FBI certified that features 3D imaging allowing it to cover a large area of your fingerprint. Because of this, the scanner could read your fingerprint quickly and accurately 99% of the time. It is also the most electronically advanced safe. It features an LCD display that has an Enrollment Setup Wizard and a built-in User Management. This is the only safe that can provide a detailed access and event log including alerts and reminders such as when the battery is low or someone has tried to enter your safe without your permission. Furthermore, is created specifically to lower power consumption to ensure a long battery life and optimum performance.

Barska Biometric Safe with Fingerprint Lock - Simple yet effective

This safe is one of the most inexpensive, spacious safe in our list. If you are looking for the most traditional type of safe that does not have a lot of features that most modern safes have because you just don't want to deal very much with technology and just want everything simple, then this is for you. It has a thick door, a simple fingerprint scanner that accepts 30 fingerprints, a keyhole under the nameplate, pre-drilled holes, and a spacious interior. All these features make up an adequate safe for all your valuables at an affordable price. Easy and simple!

Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe - The only drop down gun drawer in our list

The only drop down gun drawer on our list. When unlocked, the door gravity drops quickly allowing you to draw your gun easily. It is slim-shaped that is easily concealable and usually mounted under the table or on the bed side. It is a safer, more reliable alternative to a pistol holster. For more details, click here.

HomCom Safe w/ Biometric Fingerprint Scanner - Inexpensive spacious safe with a shelf

The most inexpensive safe in our list as of writing and yet batteries are already included, plus a removable shelf divider, a light indicator, and could store up to 32 fingerprints. That is amazing. You definitely get value for money with this safe. Not to mention, the safe also has one of the most spacious interiors in our list. The only thing I didn't like about this safe is its visible keyhole. That's the only thing. But if you are looking for a spacious safe for your documents, money, pieces or jewelry, passport or even your gun, I highly recommend this safe.

Liberty 9G HDX-150 MICRO Biometric Safe - Can use AC or batteries

The only safe that can function with AC or batteries. That's it! You're sold! Seriously, I know a lot of people has been clamoring for an AC powered safe and this is it. Additionally, you can also switch to batteries when you like. Furthermore, if that's not enough. The safe also includes an external battery. When it comes to power, you would not have any problems with this safe. What I like more about this safe is that the scanner reads a fingerprint quickly with a battery but even more quick with an AC. However, please note that this safe isn't mountable. It is specifically made for portability. But if you are a handyman, you can easily drill some holes in it and buy some screws and there you go, you'll have yourself a mountable and portable safe at the same time. This safe has other builtin features. For more details, click here.

Protex Safe Fingerprint Wall Safe (FW-1814Z) - The only Wall Safe in our list

The only wall safe in our list. How does this work? Basically, you cut a hole on a wall. Put the safe in the hole. Then, the safe will appear flat on the wall. As if it does not have a back portion. The only thing that's visible is the door and the fingerprint scanner. You can even hide the front portion too by covering it with a frame, mirror, curtain or furniture. It can easily be covered because it goes flat on the wall. Pretty unique! For more details, click here to see a video on how it works and how it will look like.

These safes come in different sizes, features and each has its own specific purpose. All of them are great but just to help you even more. I've come up with the following information to summarize the strengths of each safe.These safes come in different sizes, features and each has its own specific purpose. All of them are great but just to help you even more. I've come up with the following information to summarize the strengths of each safe.

The most inexpensive safe in our list as of writing is the HomCom Biometric Safe.

The safes with keypad are the following:

  1. Sentry safe biometric
  2. Viking security safe VS-25B
  3. HomCom Biometric Safe

All of the safes have a key for backup access in case you forget the code or you forget to replace the batteries.

Most of the safes are rectangular in shape except the Gunvault speed vault SVB500 which is slim. The Gunvault speed vault SVB500 is the only drop down gun drawer on our list that is usually mounted under the table or on the bedside.

All of the safes open at the front except the Sentry safe biometric and Liberty 9G HDX-150 that open at the top.

The number of fingerprints that each safe can store, their dimensions and weight are listed below:

  1. Sentry safe biometric - 2 fingerprints, 2.2 x 9.7 x 6.6 in, 12 lbs
  2. Viking security safe - VS-25B 32 fingerprints, 14 x 10 x 10 in, 26.6 lbs
  3. Verifi Smart.Safe. - 40 fingerprints, 13 x 9.5 x 7.3 in, 23.4 lbs
  4. Barska Biometric Safe - 30 fingerprints, 16.5 x 7.75 x 14.5 in, 31 lbs
  5. Gunvault SVB500 - 120 fingerprints, 6.5 x 3.5 x 13 in, 7 lbs
  6. HomCom Biometric Safe - 32 fingerprints, 14 x 12 x 20 in, 36.7 lbs
  7. Liberty 9G HDX-150 - 15 fingerprints, 8.25 x 11 x 2 in, 10 lbs
  8. Protex Safe Fingerprint - 30 fingerprints, 14 x 18 x 3 in, 29 lbs

All of them are battery powered except the Liberty 9G HDX-150 which can be powered by battery or AC.

The only safes that have LCD display are:

  1. Viking security safe
  2. VS-25BVerifi Smart Safe

The safes that have an interior light are:

  1. Viking security safe VS-25B
  2. Verifi Smart Safe
  3. Gunvault speed vault SVB500
  4. Liberty 9G HDX-150

The safes with shelves are: 

  1. Viking security safe VS-25B
  2. HomCom Biometric Safe
  3. Protex Safe Fingerprint

In summary, each safe is different from the other. They each have their own strenths. I am hoping that this article will help you match the qualities of the safes to your current needs.