Verifi S6000 Biometric Smart Safe - Review
You can never be too paranoid when you’re in the market for a gun safe. Finding a good security safe is about keeping people out just as much as keeping things inside. Many safes on the market make bold promises about security and safety, but there are many that won’t deliver on either without sacrificing some convenience (and money). Fortunately, the Verifi S6000 Smart Safe can fulfill your most essential needs at an affordable price, and with a standard of quality that is expected of some of the best gun safes under $500.
At first glance, the LCD display definitely steals the show with this safe. The display is brightly lit and includes enough information that is particularly pleasing to see on a biometric safe. The safe itself has a fairly thick housing and can fit multiple handguns, although we found that the space can be best utilized with a small gun rack to insert pistols vertically. It also weighs a solid 30 lbs, which we also liked a lot.
One major benefit to this safe is that it includes two mounting holes on the bottom of the housing, which allow it to be mounted to a surface. As far as fingerprint handgun safes are concerned, this feature is absolutely mandatory for us. Owning a safe isn’t just about keeping your contents locked inside, but making sure that the safe itself doesn’t get stolen. It can take a little effort, but you can’t be too cautious about your safe. After all, allowing your safe to get lifted away with no effort pretty much defeats the purpose of having a safe to begin with.
Programming the biometric scanner is much easier when the information is displayed on an LCD display as opposed to digital cues from other models, and we definitely appreciated the battery indicator and event logs. The digital monitor also checks itself regularly to make sure that the integrity of the safe hasn’t been compromised, and an alert will sound if the safe is ever tampered with.
The biometric scanner is also outstanding. As far as we could tell, the scanner was able to pick up the correct fingerprint every single time, as well as registered whenever an unauthorized fingerprint was inputted. If access is denied, the scanner will enter it into the event log and remain there until the memory is erased by an authorized user. This is especially useful for gun owners who want to know when someone tries to gain access to the safe without their knowing.
What We Liked
What Needs Improvement
LCD Display Sells Itself
Even if this safe featured some minor aesthetic flaws or the biometric scanner failed to read the correct fingerprint one out of ten times (which it won’t), the LCD display alone would justify the -check price- price tag. In most cases, simply having the information to program the safe and monitor activity will give the user the same peace of mind that can only be achieved in other safes that cost 3 or 4 times as much.