One of the reasons gun control is such a big concern is because of irresponsible and unsafe practices of gun owners. For example, statistics show that 28% of homes with children and firearms do not always keep the guns locked in a secure place. In fact, 30% of those with handguns and children in the home keep the gun stored unlocked and loaded. Furthermore, in 72% of unintentional deaths, injuries, suicide attempts and suicides caused by guns, the firearm used was stored in the home of the victim. No one wants to become part of these negative statistics, so effective gun storage is a significant point in the gun control debate.
Any responsible gun owner recognizes that safe storage is an essential part of owning a firearm. However, often safe storage practices mean compromised accessibility, rendering the firearm less useful for home defense when seconds matter. How much time do you have in the middle of the night or middle of a crisis to access a gun safe? How gathered are your wits in a crisis? Will you be able to find a key, remember a combination, and get to your firearm in time? For most, the answer is “no,” contributing to the high numbers of unlocked and unsafe guns. With fingerprint gun safes, however, you do not have to sacrifice accessibility for safety.
What is a fingerprint gun safe?
A fingerprint gun safe is a safe that has a biometric lock on it. The locking mechanism works with fingerprint scanning biometric technology. It is the most secure means of keeping a firearm or firearms in the home, while also providing quick-access to said firearms. In other words, it is a gun safe that does not require a key or combination, but rather a fingerprint scan.
How do they work?
A fingerprint gun safe is similar to any other gun safe in that it is made of a strong and durable material. It has a padded area to store your guns, and a locking mechanism to keep the gun out of the wrong hands. However, with a fingerprint gun safe, you have a proven technology that adds an additional layer of security to those firearms, and to yourself.
When the owner wants access to their firearm, the biometric scanner is used to scan fingerprints. If the fingerprint scan is recognized, quick access to the firearm is granted. There is no need to try multiple keys, or try to remember a complicated combination while under duress. Instead, the owner just touches the scanner, and access is granted almost instantly.
Why is a fingerprint gun safe the best option for home gun storage?
With a fingerprint gun safe, you never have to sacrifice accessibility for safety again. Your gun access is at the tip of your fingers, literally. With no need for a key or a memory task, you get the best of both worlds—instant access and improved safety, keeping your firearms out of the wrong hands.
On additional advantage of fingerprint safes is the ability to code multiple fingerprints into the biometric scanner. This feature allows you to provide access to all those in your home whom may need access, while keeping everyone else out. Unlike a key safe, or combination safe, a child could not stumble upon the key to gain unintentional access, or even guess at the combination. This makes it a very safe option for gun owners who also have children.
If you are part of the estimated 45% of American households to own a firearm, keep yourself and your family safe with the responsible storage, and quick access provided by a fingerprint gun safe.
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