It's good until the batteries fail without warning and there is insufficient power in them to release the bolts using finger print or even access using the 4 digit code. At this point I discovered that I never received the key which is the manual default when all else fails! I got in touch with Barska and the reception and helpfulness was not the quality I had hoped. They have no record of my purchase, I suspect because I got it through Overstock and not directly and because of the nature of the product they require forms completed and proof of purchase in order to send out the all important key required to get me access to my passport, among other things!
Use this bedside to store my everyday carry weapon. Added additional padding to bottom. Plenty of room for S&W compact 40c and extra mags on bottom and a few boxes of ammo on shelf. With 30 saved prints, I recorded many finger placements and that has made unrecognized scans minimal. It's a little slow and beeps audibly but I feel much better having the safe. I would recommend it. Not as primary safe, but great for what I am using it for.
This is a nice little safe which I purchased to keep my handgun and "real" jewelry. We have a standard size safe but I can never remember the combination so I wanted to try the biometric option and a small size which can be put in a drawer or mounted in a tight area. The size is nice and it doesn't weigh a lot so I can carry it myself. It comes with mounting pieces which we will use when I decide where I want it. As for the biometrics - which was the major purpose for the purchase, I've had some difficulties getting consistent results. I think perhaps it is due to my chronic dehydration from medications, causing changes in my fingertips. I will update the review after I have other family members enter their prints and monitor the results. For now, I actually prefer the number pad code. It responds very quickly and always works. Overall I would recommend this for anyone who needs a small safe with easy access.
How accurate was the sizing? exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Does this safe make an auditory sound upon fingerprint recognition?brucetta on Jan 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The Barska Biometric Compact Personal Safe AX11644 is the perfect way to deter the theft of your personal belongings. This Safe made by Barska adds versatility to function by having two independent quick access methods and a back-up key. The access method of the Barska Compact Biometric Safe functions independently with fingerprint or keypad access so as to not compound frustration and to give you the peace of mind that you will always be able to access your Personal Safe in time of an emergency. With no auditory sound upon fingerprint recognition.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 22, 2013
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