November 24th, 2014

Biometric-Activated Recessed Gun Cabinet Hides behind Mirror

Here’s a new way to store firearms securely. All an intruder will see is an innocent-looking wall mirror. But behind that artifice is a gun cabinet that will hold a rifle or shotgun, a pistol and more. For added security, the firearms in the cabinet are clamped by a rapid biometric locking system that releases the guns only for authorized users.

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The patent-pending NRA Home Defense Cabinet is a covert gun cabinet featuring a sliding mirrored front and proprietary biometric securing system. The Cabinet is offered in both dual-firearm and single-firearm configurations. Slide open the cabinet and you can see the guns, securely clamped in place. When an authorized user successfully engages the biometric system, your firearms are unlocked and ready for use. The discrete cabinet doesn’t communicate “guns inside” like a bedside handgun safe. Also, the simple-looking mirror offers nothing to attract the attention of intruders or children.

The interior of the NRA Home Defense Cabinet Features a proprietary biometric locking system.

The NRA Home Defense cabinet is offered in a one-gun version (rifle/shotgun) for $950.00, or a two-gun version for $1250.00. Since this product is recessed into a wall, you also have to figure on installation costs. But if you are building a new house, this is an interesting new security option worth considering.

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October 11th, 2013

New High-Tech Handgun Safe Has RFID, GPS, Biometric Functions

Would you like a handgun safe that opens instantly when you wave your hand over it? Science fiction? No, with modern RFID technology, this is now a reality. The Gun Box, a sleek, metal-boded handgun safe, employs the latest technology to offer instant access with high security. The basic RF Gun Box opens in response to a personalized RFID chip in a wristband or ring. The Biometric Gun Box offers both Fingerprint-scan and RFID (radio) opening. The premier-level Gun Box has both RFID and Biometric access PLUS a built-in, battery-powered GPS transmitter that tracks the unit’s location if the Gun Box is ever “lifted” by a thief. The top-of-the line model’s internal accelerometer even allows the Gun Box to notify the owner if it is moved, tilted, or opened.

Watch the Video to See How the Gun Box Works (this is pretty amazing).

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We like it when an inventor comes up with a “better mousetrap”, or in this case, a better handgun safe. Ryan Hyde, the Utah-based inventor of the Gun Box, is seeking “crowd-funding” donations to move his innovative product to the next level (full production). The Gun Box is seeking $100,000 via its Indiegogo Campaign with funding options ranging from $10 to $390. You can pre-order a Gun Box, or just donate some cash in return for a T-shirt or other swag.

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the gunbox gun box handgun safe biometric RFIS GPS

A next-generation gun safe, The Gun Box has many unique features:

  • RFID and/or fingerprint access (no traditional key or passcode).
  • Alert notifications when Gun Box is opened, moved, or tampered.
  • Strong, die-cast aluminum alloy shell 0.15 to .20 inches thick
    (3-5 times thicker than most).
  • Long-life internal batteries (plus AC power).
  • Power-Only (no data transfer) USB Ports
  • Fully enclosed internal hinges.
  • Pry-resistant lap joint.
  • Kensington lock port for security cable.
  • GPS tracking.
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July 19th, 2009

Gunvault Introduces New, Portable MicroVault

MicroVault Gun SafeA handgun is useless for home defense unless it is readily accessible in an emergency. At that same time, you must keep handguns safely secured from children and curious house guests. The “loaded .45 under the pillow” is a bad idea. There are many small handgun safes on the market, but most are still too large to be placed at arm’s reach, but out of sight, inside a dresser drawer or bedside table drawer.

Gunvault’s new MicroVault, measuring 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, is ideal for bedside table installations. It can be secured via four bolt holes in the bottom. Using the No-Eyes® Keypad, a special set of finger-activated push-pads, the MicroVault can be unlocked in under three seconds — we’ve tested this ourselves. It is a reliable set-up that is much faster than using a key or spinning a combo lock. The finger-slot system also works in the dark, unlike most electronic numeric keypads.

MicroVault Gun Safe

MicroVault for Vehicle Applications
There are also situations where you want to transport a handgun in a locked case, but still want to be able to access the weapon in seconds. The new MicroVault serves that purpose well. In many states, it is illegal to carry a handgun in your vehicle unless it is in a locked container. (This assumes you do NOT have a separate concealed carry license.) But if that lockbox has a conventional hasp lock or combination lock with small tumblers, you’re not going to be able to access the weapon in a hurry. With the Microvault, your gun can be secured in the glove box or center console, yet still be accessed in seconds by pressing the right combination of fingers. LEGAL NOTE: In some jurisdictions handguns must be in a locked container in a remote part of the vehicle (e.g. backseat or the trunk), not immediately accessible by the driver. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS.

If you need to transport a handgun, the MicroVault also serves as a secure, locked container that will fit inside a backpack or attache case. The standard MicroVault (model MV500) is available from vendors such as SportCo Warehouse for about $90.00. There is also a “biometric” version that works by reading your fingerprint. Potentially, the biometric MicroVault (model MVB500) offers the fastest access of all. It retails for about $175.00.

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