This is a great purchase. I did my research and went with a Mini Deluxe for one reason - it comes with an AC adapter (even though the description said it did not). The battery life is suppose to be horrible. The included AC adapter allows you to use it without batteries. Just plug it in the wall and go (the ac jack is the silver thing on the exterior left hand side). I mounted mine on its side inside a bedside table (had to buy shorter mounting screws). Works great and provides quick access. The size is pretty small - just big enough for a full-size 9mm and a clip with enough room to get your hand around it - but not room for much else. I couldn't get two pistols in there or a box of ammo. The keypad works just like it is suppose to. Takes less than 3 seconds to open it with the proper code. The codes are easy to set and the multi-digit punches make it feel like it's even safer with children in the house. Overstock's price was one of the best I found and their shipping is cheap as well. I received it within a week. Hard to beat.
I purchased this to secure my daughter's laptop, tech accessories, jewelry, medications, valuable documents, and jewelry in her (first) college dorm room. It was easy to set up (after I discovered that I had mistaken the vent/security wire hole for the key access hole, lol) and was the ideal size, holding all her valuables yet still easily fitting under her bed (even on its lowest setting/not raised), as well as being portable with a handle like a briefcase for carrying. She is able to store the following items (both individually & together): a 2014 MacPro 13" in a full hard case shell, the Apple external SSD with USB cable, the bulky Apple 13" MacPro power unit & dual cables - lightning & AC - for the wall charger, large leather crossbody-style designer purse, approx 9"x12"×3", a couple of Rx bottles (std size), her full wallet - approx 9"L×3.75"H×2"D, her leather Bible - std size not a mini, and extra keys on a keyring. There is still plenty of room. This unit lays horizontally on the floor, rather than the version that stands up vertically, and the lid is on top, opening the entire width up from front to back (as opposed the front-facing plate swinging open from right to left, making access difficult) so you can easily see & access everything inside and make the best of all the space. If you plan to store the safe in an area where you cannot access it from the top, &/or are unable to move the safe out when opening it, then you will want the unit with the front faceplate access door instead of this top lid. The steel cable was simple to install and although I purchased a separate combination lock to secure the ends of the cable, I did not need it. I simply looped the steel cable around a heavy leg of furniture and no additional lock was needed. The manufacturer has a website that's quite informative and when I mixed up the access hole with keyhole, I called the customer service number and they were polite and helpful. The biometric security was both simple to set up and very quick to complete--the extra level of security is exactly what we wanted and gives us peace of mind. I know others jave mentioned that keys from other units can be used to open these safes, but if you're in danger of having someone have that much freedom and that much time alone/in secret to break open your safe, you have exposure in other areas and should not be storing your valuables in a unit at this price point; you need a wall safe or a vault that costs more than $1,000. At the time of my purchase, this is the very best portable safe with digital keypad and Biometric security feature available in the US for under $500 - and the price here at Overstock.com is the lowest ANYwhere, including at the membership warehouses, etc..
I do like this safe!! I knew it would be small so I am OK with that fact. I am able to stand my shotgun ( with tack light and side saddle ) plus my AR ( with Red Dot site, forward grip and tack light ) both upright in the safe, and of course there is the upper shelve for my one handgun. It was nice to see there is a second set of shelve brackets built it, and you can buy another shelve as an accessory later ( however right now everywhere it was listed shows Out of Stock ), I can just cut and mount my own shelve on the brackets of course. The finger-print reader is SPOT ON and works wonderfully!! The unit is indeed solid, but with some time and a crowbar a bad guy could get into it in under 30 mins I think. For the price, I KNOW I have the best safe I can afford, and the easy finger-print access is a MAJOR plus!
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