|Manufacturer||MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC / SENTRY SAFE|
|Item Weight||11.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.9 x 12.1 x 3.2 inches|
|Item model number||QAP1BE|
|Batteries||4 AA batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||1 Gun Capacity|
|Style||1 Gun Capacity|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||Sentrysafe Quick-Access Biometric Pistol Safe, Override Key, Owner's Manual|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
|Warranty Description||Limited 1 Year Warranty|
SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe with Biometric Lock, 1 Capacity
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- Biometric gun safe provides secure storage for one standard handgun; pistol safe with fingerprint scanner for advanced protection
- Pistol safe features a gas strut to instantly and quietly open safe door for single-handed access to your handgun; ideal for use as a bedside gun safe. Capacity - 0.08 cubic feet
- Handgun safe is constructed with solid steel and a pry resistant door for strength and handgun security; manual keypad and override key for back up entry; California DOJ certified gun safe
- Exterior: 12.1 in. W x 9.9 in. D. x 3.2 in. H; Interior 9.7 in. W x 6.7 in. D x 2.2 in. H; weighs 12 pounds; four AA batteries required (not included)
- For optimal performance, SentrySafe recommends the use of four high-quality, name branded, alkaline AA batteries with an expiration date of 8-10 years from the current year. Generic and rechargeable batteries often do not have the lifespan needed to support long term usage
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SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe with Biometric Lock One Handgun Capacity
Our most advanced locking system allows you to access your gun with the swipe of a finger.
Set your own combination for backup access to your pistol.
Door automatically opens when your safe is unlocked for fast, quiet, and discreet entry.
Solid steel construction for durable protection.
The foam interior helps to protect your handguns from damage while stored inside the gun safe.
Anchor to a Secure Object
For maximum security, bolting down your safe is strongly recommended. Bolt down hardware prevents the safe from being easily removed from your home or office.
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|Item Dimensions||9.90 x 12.10 x 3.20 inches||—||—||—||12.40 x 3.10 x 9.60 inches|
|Item Weight||11.90 lbs||7.05 lbs||7.05 lbs||—||9.90 lbs|
|Size||1 Gun Capacity||11.5" x 9" x 2.75"||—||Single Pistol||One Pistol|
The SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe with Biometric Lock is equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner to protect your firearms from unauthorized access. This biometric gun safe also offers back-up entry with a silent digital keypad and override key to provide advanced protection for your home defense needs. Designed with a compression gas strut for single handed access to allow for fast and quiet access to your handgun when you need it most.
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After receiving a number of questions from prospective customers about whether this unit can be wall mounted, I started to research others' answers. OF COURSE it can be wall mounted. And, to prevent the contents from falling out when it's opened, you install a couple of gun magnets for 7 bucks. I just finished installing the safe on the wall directly above my head. I can easily, silently, and in complete darkness, open the safe, put my dominant hand on the grip, and tug it free from the magnet in <2 seconds. Very nice. And now, no chance anything will be blocking the safe door - and I get to use 100% of my nightstand!
Ever since seeing "The GunBox" videos, I thought RFID was the way to go. It makes sense, especially if the RFID chip is permanently in the possession of the gun owner (i.e. wristband or ring). The cost (>$300) was a bit extreme, but I contemplated it based on the novel idea, and the seemingly ultimate level of childproofing. By chance I came across this safe, and for the price difference, I couldn't help but be intrigued.
Biometric scanners seemed gimmicky. Every phone, laptop, or other device with scanners (i.e. lockers at theme parks) all seemed too inaccurate, or took too long to verify and unlock. After watching the Sentry video, I thought it can't be THAT good. I ordered it, and have had a couple days to play with it.
I cannot believe how accurate and FAST the scanner is. I've TRIED to stump it by putting my registered finger at various angles, wet, cold, it mattered not. This thing has been 100% accurate, every time. Unregistered fingers, no way. And it opens in under second. It is every bit as good as the video would lead you to believe it is.
On an aside, the manual explicitly says not to lock the two keys in the safe, since they are the only way to open it should the electronics fail. Well, I didn't heed the warning. I locked them in the safe as I prove to my wife how well the scanner works. As I swiped, the green light blinked (indicating authorized access), then blinked red, and NO POWER. The thing just went dark. Nothing I did would wake it up. I called Sentry, and their agent explained that with sub-standard batteries (I was using Rayovac) of questionable age, they may deplete so quickly, the low battery warning may not activate. Further, without the key, the only option was to get a notarized form (found on their website) emailed to them, and pay $15 to have new keys sent out. Forget that.
I asked about specific weaknesses the safe might have to be able to defeat the lock without causing permanent damage. Of course, they would neither confirm nor deny that such a weakness exists. That ended the call, and I started poking around.
While I don't want to reveal what I determined, I can say that it is not only possible, but actually quite simple to access the latch mechanism and manually cause it to release - without ANY damage to the safe. Should anyone need detailed instructions on how to accomplish this, reach out to me by commenting on this review and I'll share my knowledge with you.
For the record, I am departing for a month-long trip in an RV in two days. Having a 3yo and a 15mo child with us, this safe was an absolute necessity if we were going to travel armed. Thus, waiting for a replacement key (which takes 3-5 days after submitting the notarized forms) simple wasn't an option.
As for the batteries dying so quickly, I don't know if I buy that. After getting into the safe, I was able to resume using it (albeit with the keys in my hand) on the same set of batteries. In fact, I've unlocked it at least a couple dozen more times getting my wife's fingers scanned and testing. I will end up using a 6V wall wart, and running that to the 9V battery clip to power this thing with AC. That will eliminate the possibility of dead batteries and hopefully increase reliability.
I've got two more of these on order... One for each night stand, and one for the RV.
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Please be aware that this is not a heavy duty unit. Give me a sledgehammer and I'll open up the unit within 10 minutes easily.
I'd say this is more of a keep my kids out safe more than keep the burglars out safe.
Usage wise, the safe is fairly easy to operate. The setup requires the manual as it does involve a series of button presses and some programming.
The finger scanning is flawless. I've tested it over a hundred times and if the correct finger is used, it will open. Period.
The manual states that two fingers can be programmed; however, I am having issues programming the second finger. Normally I would ding half a star or a whole star but I'm willing to give it more time as this is a quality product.
The buttons seem very well made. As the fingerprint scanner will be the primary point of contact, the buttons probably will never be used again.
One weakness that I can foresee is the gas piston that opens the unit may fail in the future. Hopefully it'll be far in the future.
Works exactly as described. The only thing that you have to get used to, you have to touch the finger print reader or tap a button to wake up the device, and then begin inputting your passcode or swipe your finger. It would be nice if the first input was registered, not used to wake it up.
Otherwise, super heavy duty and really like this a lot.
1) It is unacceptable to receive a product that has been sitting on a shelf for 3 years.
2) As far as the manufacturer of the safe is concerned what is the utility life of a safe, do they consider it as a perishable product?