Range Right Biometric Safes
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- Last updated: 16/12/2016
Main benefit is no more keys to loose along with the stress that goes with misplacing keys that could well end up giving a complete stranger a way in to your treasured collection of shotguns and rifles. But whilst many biometric gun safes are incredibly expensive or will accept only five fingerprints, the new collection from Range Right can be programmed to store up to one hundred and twenty prints.
Currently offering two full sized safes in the shape of the SLS2 that holds five guns or the SLS5 that store’s up to eight guns there’s also the SLS7 compact ammunition or domestic safe. Not only are all three of them exceptionally well made, conforming to BS7558 and full Home Office standards, they’re very competitively priced whilst offering the very latest electronic technology. The SLS2 on test is in most respects a conventional gun safe attaching to a suitable wall in the usual expansion bolt fashion, all the holes ready drilled the only extras you’ll need being four AA batteries.
You initially open the safe door by unscrewing the small steel plate located beneath the handle, exposing the over ride lock. By inserting one of the two security fail-safe keys and turning the handle clockwise, the door will then swing open. Towards the top of the door on the inside is a small plastic cover that then allows you to insert the AA batteries and power up the system.
To program in your fingerprint by pressing the red button located besides the top hinge, a red sensor flashes the sign that you need to place whichever finger or thumb your desire against the reader screen located on the outside. One the buzzer has beeped twice and the light turned green said digit’s print has been memorized all you then need to do is repeat the exercise for each additional finger. To then open the safe, press the button on the reader panel until the green light flashes and turns on the small screen, place your finger tip on the screen within five seconds and turn the handle to draw back the three shot bolts and release the door. To lock, just close the door and turn the handle anticlockwise and the jobs done.
Useful since you can gain access to your guns at a moment’s notice instead of having to find your keys, the main benefit of biometric locking is that it’s almost impossible to pick. Unlike a conventional lock that a locksmith can in time unlock using a variety of tools, fingerprint readers will only work with a print not a pick. And whilst the look of a gun safe isn’t paramount since they tend to dwell out of sight, these new safes from Range Right are nicely manufactured and very well finished in dark grey crackle paint, the handle, locks, bolts and electronics are well fitted and finished.