One slick tip for biometric gun safes, and any biometric device, really, is to make several scans of one fingerprint.

Why? What am I talking about exactly?

Most biometric gun safes allow you to store multiple fingerprints into the system. It seems to be a very common feature with most biometric security devices.

The first, most obvious thought regarding that capability is that you can have several different people store fingerprint scans in the safe memory, allowing multiple people to access the safe.

That sounds great.

Also, think of it this way. You can store several of your own fingerprint scans in the device as well.

Imagine a scenario where you are trying to access your safe, but you find that you need to apply your fingerprint to the scanner from a specific angle every time to get it to open. Well, how about storing several different angles of your same fingerprint in the system? If you do this, you’ll be able to open the safe much more quickly even if your fingerprint scanning technique is not very consistent.

Or you could store multiple fingerprints from each hand, so that you can access the safe with each hand from different fingerprint scans.

These might be venturing into “you’re thinking too hard about this” territory, but I don’t think so. It’s always good to examine what features are available on these types of devices to squeeze the most efficiency and reliability out of them.