Fingerprint Safes Offer the Latest in Biometric Security

Fingerprint safes are similar to traditional security safes; however, these units allow and deny access to the safe after a fingerprint has been successfully authenticated. Many safes solely use these types of readers to provide access to authorized users; while other units use a combination locking method which might be a key, access card, PIN code or other authentication method to provide for additional security. Fingerprint safes have many positive attributes that make them an excellent solution for those looking for quick easy access to their valuables, documents, or other sensitive materials.

Biometric technology uses human characteristics as identification markers to authenticate users. One of the most popular types of products on the market that use this type of technology is Fingerprint safes. Beyond safes, Fingerprint scanners also read other identification markers including hand geometry, retinal patterns, voice and speech patterns. These types of units that use fingerprints are the most common method in safes as they are easy to use and provide advanced security. As mentioned before, a Fingerprint safe may also require additional authentication methods such as a PIN or key to provide access to the contents inside.

Fingerprint safes are generally very easy to program which makes them a popular choice when seeking a model that is best for your needs. Most safes have a sophisticated scanner, which identifies a master administrator who can program additional users with ease. Most models have the ability for the administrator to easily add or delete users who can access the safe, yet not provide them with access to reprogram the safe.

For a simple Fingerprint safe, users are allowed access to the contents with the single swipe of a fingerprint. For multi combination safes, once the user has been authenticated they may also require a PIN security code, combination, or a key for added protection.

When used in commercial applications, more sophisticated safes may also come with panic features for a user to access in the event they are forced to open the safe against their own will.

Many units available for purchase also offer various level of water and fire resistance; however, be sure to check the specifications on any model you are considering. The housing materials will help protect content in the event of a fire, flood, or earthquake. If you're looking for a unit with fire and climate change protection, be sure to look for a safe with a UL rating that specifies how long the safe will protect its contents in the event of a flood, fire, or strong impact.