Stack-On PS-15-10-B-P Biometric Safe – Review
Sometimes owning a small home safe is more than just about locking away your firearms. Even if gun laws require you to do it for your own safety (and that of your children), you’ll probably want something that will secure more than just your guns. If you’re going to spend money anyway, you may as well buy something that will serve multiple purposes, and the Stack-On Biometric Personal Safe will do just that.
Stack-On Biometric Safe Review
The size and weight of this two-shelf safe is somewhat of a contradiction. Although we were able to fit multiple handguns and valuables inside using the adjustable shelf, the safe itself isn’t heavy enough to deter a burglar from outright stealing the safe altogether. In a way, the weight of the safe isn’t enough to justify its size unless you decide to customize the safe by mounting it to a surface, but this particular model doesn’t include any mounting hardware or instructions. Even though the safe adequately fits plenty of items, we weren’t too satisfied with the weight. Still, the build quality on this safe is superb. The outer body is constructed with thick solid steel, and the door gap is small enough that you’d have to use an incredible amount of force and advanced tools to break into the safe.
As usual, our main concern was with the biometric fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner works nearly perfect, although inputting the fingerprint must be consistent. The scanner can store up to 32 fingerprints, but you’d probably have to use a lot of that memory to store the same fingerprints from different angles. The removable faceplate and hidden key lock is particularly useful, since many burglars would first attempt to pick a lock rather than pry the safe open.
However, this safe is kind of a jack of all trades, yet master of none. We found that having three modes of entry was somewhat redundant. The biometric scanner will still fail if you’re not inputting the fingerprint consistently, whereas the combination lock won’t fail as long as you input the right code. Whether or not we were in a stress situation, we’d probably opt to use the keypad more often than not.