Not fireproof but a sturdy safe with bio-metric lock. I use it for handgun and ammo storage and it holds 4 handguns in the shelves and about 1,500 round of ammo (50 per box) on the bottom. Only complaint is that the fingerprint pad is super sensitive. You have to get your finger on the pad exactly like it was recorded. I recorded 4 different fingers and it usually takes me a couple of tries to open the safe.
I did my research and although this is not fire proof, if bolted down with supplied hardware, a thief would have no way of access nor walking off with it. Fireproof safes are usually huge, and on UTube you can view such really secure safes that are fireproof being broke into by two guys (not this safe), all within 3 minutes, and the average burglary is all in 7 minutes. With the biometrics working 100% of the time and taking advice of another reviewer by scanning the same finger in different positions, not one problem nor will open on non-scanned fingers. Easy to set-up and built well, just make sure to bolt it to a wall or a very heavy nightstand and a thief is not going to go through the trouble of making a lot of noise trying to get something that weighs 31 LBs he or she is going to have to walk off with. Thanks Overstock for a great price and shipping! Barska is very well-known for thier optics technology, and although it does beep, it's kind of cool in the aspect that you will know if a family member or friends or acquaintances that are over are trying to gain entry because a wrong scan makes more noise. As far as stealth in grabbing a loaded firearm and the beep....it takes a second to gain access and do not think that would be an issue as if anything, a would-be thief may even think it's a security system they have activated and will give you time to chase them, or whatever. A thief , friend, family, or guest will always look fin medicine cabinet for street value drugs and this is also a perfect place to put those very meds as well! BUY THIS, look no further!
I bought this safe a couple of weeks ago. I like how easy it is to use and the piece of mind it gives for storing a firearm with children in the house. The only negative is the volume of the safe's beeps. It beeps everytime you activate it, open it and close it. I contacted Barska who said there was no way to silence it. After weighing the risks, I decided to open up the mechanism myself (which voids the warranty). I was able to stick pieces of tape over the interior speaker which helped to muffle the beeps. Other than that, I am very pleased with this purchase. It's a good safe for the money. This is the second time I've bought something through Overstock and I have had another good experience. I would recommend this safe to anyone who doesn' mind the loud volume.
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