|Item Weight||8.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6.5 x 3.5 x 13 inches|
|Item model number||SV 500|
|Batteries||1 9V batteries required.|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
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GunVault SV500 SpeedVault Handgun Safe
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- Quick access Digital keypad
- Fast Activation drop down drawer, for quick access
- 18-Gauge steel construction, with protective foam-lined interior
- Multiple mounting options, hardware included
- Backup override key included
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Keep your handgun safe, secure and ready for action with the speed vault. Offering a revolutionary design, the speed vault is equally as fast as it is discreet. It is the ideal choice for a home or business looking for added security.
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Keep your handgun safe, secure and ready for action with the SpeedVault. Offering a revolutionary design, the SpeedVault is equally as fast as it is discreet. It is the ideal choice for a home or business looking for added security.
Top Customer Reviews
So far, I couldn't be happier with the SpeedVault. NOTE - unlike other reviewers have said, the biometric SpeedVault DOES include a method to disable the beep. Just hold the Learn button for 3 seconds until the green light flashes and you hear a couple of beeps!!!
Hope the video review is helpful.
The biggest reason I wanted it was because the grandkids come over a lot, and I wanted my weapons safe from their little hands, yet easily accessible in an emergency. The attached picture shows how nicely the unit fits (hides) between my nightstand and bed.
I bought this gun safe because it solved my issue of having limited mounting options, while retaining the quick access through electronic entry. The other safes I found online of similar size with electronic entry could not be mounted (in the space I had) in a way that didn't block either their door or keypad, or they were simply too big for what I needed. Overall, I am very happy with this gun safe.
- Design and flexibility in mounting options. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?!
- Foolproof programmable electronic entry with a physical key backup
- Nice white internal floodlight
- You can turn the electronic keypad "beep" sound on/off
- When mounted using bigger hardware (that you supply), the safe feels rock solid
- The mechanical whining noise as the electronic latch locks/unlocks isn't quiet
- The white internal floodlight might be too bright for some people
- The "L" mounting bracket needs more screw hole options for securing it to wood stud walls
- Should come with longer wood screws for secure mounting
- Low battery warning only works if you touch a keypad button
The long version:
As previously mentioned in another review, the steel used in the safe is about 1/16 of an inch thick with a flat black textured finish, and is comprised of 3 main pieces (the "L" mounting bracket, the safe box which also houses the electronics (requires a 9 volt battery, not included) and locking mechanism, and the safe door). The locking mechanism, which can be opened using the programmable electronic keypad or one of the included physical keys, works very well and doesn't leave many spots where someone could quickly pry the door open. This safe certainly isn't "bomb" proof, but it should defeat an individual who is trying to get-in-and-get-out of your place.
The safe is easy to mount, and can be mounted in one of three positions (against its left, right, or back side) using the included "L" bracket and hardware (I recommend buying longer screws). Be aware, if you're securing the bracket to a wood stud in a wall, only 2 of the 4 screws will enter the stud, the other two will overhang the stud (the bracket is wider than the typical 2 inch wood stud, so only the screws on one side of the bracket can go into a stud - again, buy bigger screws if you plan on mounting the safe to a stud wall) After the "L" bracket is installed, the safe attaches to the "L" bracket using the included thumb screws. Once the safe is installed, the mounting hardware is covered by the safe, preventing someone from simply unscrewing your safe from the wall and taking it with them.
The 4 grey external rubberized buttons with raised numbers are easy to find and press without looking. Each button press is followed by a brief "beep" (which you can turn off) and a flash from a small external green/red LED light mounted above and between the "1" and "2" buttons. Programming the safe is easy (definitely read the directions all the way through first), and you can use a 3 to 6 number combination. The safe will enter a "sleep mode" and lockout the keypad for 2 minutes if the correct combination isn't entered within 24 key presses - any additional key presses during that 2 minute period makes the safe beep three times and the LED to flash a red light. A tamper detection feature allows you to see if someone tried to gain access the safe since it was last opened. Finally, when the battery gets low and a key is pressed, the safe will beep softly and the LED will flash red seven times.
When the safe is unlocked using the keypad, there be a long beep (again, you can turn the "beep" off) and the external LED will stay green for a couple of seconds as the safe makes a noticeable but short mechanical whining noise while the electronic latch is released. As the door drops open, a bright internal white LED flood light turns on which illuminates the inside of the safe (along with anything in front of the safe), and the door is stopped quietly by a spring and rubber bumper mounted behind the door. Closing the door turns off the internal white LED flood light and you hear the same short mechanical whine as the motorized latch reengages.
The inside of the safe has a dense grey foam material that has a pre-cut cavity, along with vertical slits, to accept handgun barrels of various sizes and securely hold them in place. The sides of the steel door, and the grey foam, are cut back so that the grip portion of the gun is exposed (when the door is open) and allows for quick retrieval of the gun. A full size (5 inch barrel) 1911 fits just fine, but a longer or taller gun may not.
This safe would be perfect if it didn't make so much noise during the electronic lock/unlock process, but I don't think it's any louder than most other electronic safes made by GunVualt. It would also be nice if the safe would at least blink a red light every once in a while when it's battery is getting low rather than require someone to press a button and find out. That said, I'm happy to live with those nuisances in exchange for gun safe that is unlike any other in design and function.
- Easy to install - from the box to mounted and fully operational in 25 minutes, including reading the manual.
- Easy to program and change settings - If you can hold a small button down for 2 seconds at a time, you can program codes easily and change the sound settings.
- Fairly quiet - I did not find it to be excessively loud, unlike some of the reviewers. I have never owned another safe of this type, so I can't compare to anything else. A slight mechanical whirring and then it drops open. If you catch it before it bottoms out, there is very little noise.
- Roomy - This will differ based on your gun, but I have enough room for my SR9c and an extra mag tucked in on the opposite side from my draw so I can keep 28 rounds ready to go.
Picky button pushing - The only thing that bothered me enough to take a star away is the pickiness of the code entering. I first chose a code that had a lot of two or three-button combos and was successful in opening it about 75 percent of the time. If you are off by the smallest amount of time in pressing both or all of the buttons, it does not count it. After some practice, I could get it almost all of the time, but how reliable is that going to be if (God forbid) my life depends on getting it open the first time and I am rushing and adrenaline is pumping? I did end up including some combos in the code because it would be too easy for my young daughter to randomly get it open if it was just four single digits, but I had to sacrifice reliability for safety. I do understand that they could not be too lax on this, but I think the balance could be shifted just a hair towards giving the button pusher the benefit of the doubt.
Aesthetics - The design requires that the unit be hung on the bracket using built-in hooks. Great design for ease of installation, but it requires that it hang down and not be flush with the top of the bracket after installation. Not a big deal, but a little unpleasing to my OCD side.
I hated to take away a star since I like it so much, but I feel that the button problem affects one of the core purposes of the product - Quick access in an emergency. I would still recommend it, however.
Finally, if you are concerned about the people saying it is too loud, or the light is too bright, here's a reality check. As much as I like to imagine myself as Liam Neeson going rogue and blasting my daughter free from sex traffickers, this is not the case. This is not a product for black ops agents, it is a product for responsible gun owners with families. If we have to draw a gun against a person to defend ourselves in our homes, a light or a whirring is the least of our problems. It is a great product and the price is right.