If you have a handgun, chances are good you keep it in a safe as a way to prevent accidents. However, if you have a traditional safe then you might want to consider getting a 21st century upgrade. Biometric gun safes, where you simply use your fingerprint to access your handgun, are no longer just for spy novels. And they have distinct advantages over more traditional safes.
#1: They're Easy To Access
How many times have you misplaced your key, or forgotten which combination you'd picked for your safe? Now imagine trying to access your safe during a stressful time, such as when you just heard a window break, and you're sure there's an intruder downstairs. You aren't going to misplace or forget your fingers, no matter how stressful the situation is.
#2: Biometrics Can't Be Stolen
If you leave your passcode sitting around, or if you put your key in a place it can be found, then your handgun safe isn't as secure as it should be. Thieves, or worse your loved ones, might be able to access your gun without your knowledge. A biometric safe, on the other hand, needs your prints to allow access. And that isn't something you can let happen by accident.
#3: You Can Add Selectively
Perhaps the greatest advantage of a biometric safe is that you can add access selectively in a way you can't with a passcode, or even a key. If you want your spouse to have access to the safe, for example, then you can add a second set of prints without any real stress. That gives both of you access, but still stops your children from finding your key, or knowing the passcode, thus keeping your gun safely out of their hands. True security that you can depend on.