Homegear Large 5 Rifle Electronic Gun Safe
Size isn’t everything, and the Homegear 5 Rifle Electronic Gun Safe definitely proves that. Although the space is adequate enough for a handful of large rifles and includes an interior lockbox, the build quality should always come first when investing in a safe. That being said, the Homegear does offer a decent amount of value for the price, and does particularly well in its limited capacity. If you’re looking for a simple lockbox for rifles or a gun safe under $250 with a basic locking mechanism, the Homegear may be the right fit for you.
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Although the Homegear is modestly priced and includes all the features of a typical gun cabinet, we can’t necessarily call it a “safe” in the technical sense. The Homegear safe functions as more of a storage unit than an actual securely locked safe. Even with the biometric scanner and digital keypad, the housing isn’t strong enough to deter a persistent burglar. Even more disappointing is that even a lackluster attempt at tampering with the safe could crack the safe door open. The Homegear may be able to fit plenty of guns and even personal belongings with the interior lockbox, we’d rather invest into a safe that could actually deter unwanted entry. We felt that the weak lock springs was actually a fatal flaw in the design of the Homegear, especially considering that other gun safes under 500 typically can’t get broken to as easily. In fact, we wouldn’t trust this safe around any child with Internet access, and you’d be better off with some other models.