Barska Biometric Safe with Fingerprint Lock Review

  • Written by: Amanda Myers

Editor rating: 4/5

Simple yet effective - is the best way to describe the Barska Biometric Safe. It does not have too many features but it gets the job done for you at an affordable price. If you are looking for an inexpensive safe, this is your best option.

It is not the quickest fingerprint scanner in the market, but it can certainly identify a fingerprint accurately and in a couple of seconds or attempts.

It has thin walls so you can mount it in a place where its walls can be enclosed with wood or cement. You can leave the door visible as it is thick and can't easily be broken.

When you open the safe, you'll love it more because it is probably one of the most spacious safes among all of the biometric safes we reviewed.

Overall, the Barska Biometric Safe is great for those who are looking for an inexpensive alternative.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Accepts 30 fingerprints
  • An option to turn off the beeping sound when you swipe your finger.
  • Comes with a mounting hardware
  • Beeps if left open for too long
  • Quite spacious
  • Comes with removable soft mat on the base
  • Solid door
  • Hidden keyhole
  • Thick bolts
  • Shorter mounting screws
  • Walls are relatively thin
  • Can't turn off the beeping sound when left open


The safe has a decent fingerprint scanner. It can identify a fingerprint in a couple of seconds or attempts. It is also one of the easiest safe to actually program your fingerprint on. So, once you receive the safe, the safe is all set up after just a few minutes. Furthermore, the fingerprint scanner is pretty easy to locate at night. It is in the middle of the safe and the only thing your hand will touch when you reach for the safe.

Most people worry about its relatively thin walls. But this can easily be worked around by actually mounting the safe on a floor, wall, or furniture where the walls are going to be wrapped around wood or cement. Rest assured, the door is thick it won't easily be broken.

For added safety and simplicity, the safe does not have a keypad which could only give unauthorized people a chance to guess your code. And also, it is much easier to use your finger or a key rather than memorizing a code which you will easily forget since you will rarely use the code, instead you would rely more on the fingerprint scanner to open the safe.

The safe does not have too many exterior or interior features that most expensive safes have, but it does the main thing that you would want a safe to do for you. That is, to keep your valuables inside and be able to access them quickly when you need them.

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