The Gunvault GVB1000 Mini Vault Gun Safe enjoys very positive reviews across the Internet among enthusiasts and gun owners. It is most effectively used as a small personal handgun safe, or for use in storing your valuables. It works very well for storing your gun close to you at night, as it is easily mountable to any flat surface. Obviously the recommendation is to install it on something heavy so that it cannot be picked up or stolen. Is the Gunvault GVB1000 Mini Vault the gun safe for you? Read on to find out what we thought of it.
Just How Secure Is The Gunvault GVB1000 Mini Vault?
The GVB1000 is a biometric gun safe, like most of the other gun safes by Gunvault. Biometric technology is also known as fingerprint recognition technology, which uses your unique fingerprint as means of gaining access to the contents inside. Gunvault’s biometric technology has a reputation for being very accurate, and the GVB1000 is no exception. It can store up to 30 different sets of fingerprints (although you probably don’t need that many) and it will simply fail to open for any fingerprint that it does not recognize.
The great thing about Gunvault’s biometric technology is that it will continually update and refine the fingerprint profiles over time to ensure that it’s as accurate as possible. Fingerprints do slightly deteriorate and change over time, so this is a great feature to have to make sure that your gun safe is working as optimally as possible.
The Benefits of the Gunvault GVB1000′s Biometric Technology
The main benefit to a biometric gun safe is that they are very easy to access in the dark or in very low light situations. This is a very good feature to have the case of a break-in, when you need quick access to your gun and might not be able to see very well. This eliminates the need to fumble around with keys or combinations; you simply place your finger to the fingerprint pad and gain access to the contents within seconds.
The GVB1000 also has a very low intensity interior light, which is also very handy in the case that you need access to your gun without drawing attention to yourself. This is also very useful for the situation where there might be an intruder in your house. The Gunvault GVB1000 is best mounted to a hard and heavy surface, such as a nightstand; if you can convince your wife to let you do this, you’ll have a perfect place to store your gun at night while you sleep.
What Would You Use The GVB1000 For?
The GVB1000 Mini Vault works very well as a small personal gun safe for storing a handgun or two, or some small valuables like jewelry, cash, or other small objects. As mentioned, it is highly recommended to now the gun safe to a hard and heavy surface to make sure that it cannot be simply picked up and stolen. You could also mounted inside of your vehicle for these purposes as well, which also works very well.
It’s nice to have a safe place to store things in your vehicle while you’re out and about. Of course, you will have to run the gun safe with battery in this situation. If you’re looking to have a gun safe inside your vehicle, the GVB1000 Mini Vault is perfect for this.
Unfortunately, the Gunvault GVB1000 requires a 9 V battery for operation, which could be a bit of a pain as 9 V batteries are becoming more rare with electronics and you might not have any around the house. It does however ship with an AC adapter which works very well, but I would highly recommend that you have a battery installed as a backup as well. The batteries will for last about a year of normal use, after which they will need to be replaced. A year is a substantial amount of time which makes it a bit less of a problem.
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So, What’s The Verdict On The GVB1000 Mini Vault Gun Safe?
As we’ve come to expect from Gunvault, the GVB1000 is a quality gun safe that works great for its intended purposes. It is quite affordably priced for a biometric gun safe and Gunvault is known for their high quality customer service in the event that you ever need to take advantage of it.
All in all, we would definitely recommend this gun safe for people looking for a small biometric gun safe to store their handgun or valuables.
What did we like about the Gunvault GVB1000 Mini Vault Gun Safe?
- The biometric technology works great and is very secure
- Functions very well as a bedside gun safe, if bolted to a nightstand
- it’s a great value for the money
What didn’t we like about it?
- Requires a 9-volt battery
- You might need to record your fingerprint a few times before it’s recognized 100% accurately
This gun safe is for:
- People looking for a bedside gun safe
- Those looking for something inexpensive but still secure
- People with children who want to keep their gun out of their hands
All in all, this is a great gun safe for the money, and you’re sure to be pleased with it,