A Biometric Safe – Secure, Reliable and Lightening Fast Opening.
Any one of, or combination of, several different means can be used to carry out biometric identification.
person can be biologically identified through their fingerprints, voice
waves, DNA, face authentication, earlobe geometry, hand geometry,
retina or iris patterns.
All of these methods of identification and
maybe more are increasingly being used in situations and places
requiring high security, such as government buildings and airports.
For a biometric safe the most usual method of unique identification by far is by fingerprint recognition.
is because fingerprint recognition is not only highly reliable but also
very practical and convenient, especially for home use.
circumstances you may need to get your home safe opened extremely fast,
some of the other methods of biometric identification would be likely to
hinder you from doing that.
Your Fingerprint – A Unique “Key” For your Biometric Safe.
Each and every one of us has unique fingerprints; we are all familiar
with that fact.
Your left hand index finger has a different print to
your right hand index finger and they are both different to all the
prints of your other fingers and thumbs.
The guy that you work
with has his own unique set of prints that are different to the
fingerprints of a man, woman or child over the other side of the planet.
It is not only in the field of criminal investigation
The lock stores a copy of your unique print in the
Every fingerprint that is or ever was is a one-off, distinctive and unique.
Each and every print has its own pattern of swirls, loops and whorls. What a marvelous biological characteristic that can be used for positive
One of the biggest advantages of a fingerprint locking system is that it can be opened lightening fast.
No finding a key, no twirling a combination dial or remembering the
correct code to enter in a keypad.
Just touch your finger to the pad
and the safe is open, it is as simple as that.
why gun safes with fingerprint locks are very popular, particularly
small handgun safes installed in the bedroom.
In the event of a home
invasion every second will count. That kind of situation is very
stressful and would make remembering a code difficult, you wouldn’t want
that, you’d want to get that safe open as quickly as possible.
may also be considering a fingerprint safe even if you do not want to
store guns. You may need somewhere to securely store items of value, or
important documents and simply do not want the fuss of a key operated
lock, or dealing with a security code.
Store Many Fingerprints.
Your biometric safe will have the means of storing more than one
fingerprint. Depending on the make and model you may be able to store
10, 15, 20 prints and with some models even 100.
You may be
wondering why you would need the means to store that many prints, there
is you and your spouse and perhaps an older, trusted offspring that may
need access to your safe, but 100 for a home safe? You would not be
storing the fingerprints of all and sundry to give them access, that
would be crazy.
You might, in rare circumstances, need to
allow someone temporary admittance and you can do that, just store their
print and when they no longer have need to use your safe, you simply delete their print from the database.
why then would you want the capability for storing so many
fingerprints? To answer that we need to understand false rejection rates
(FRR) and false acceptance rates (FAR.)
All biometric verification systems depend upon comparison.
Something stored in the system’s database is compared to something
presented to the system.
In the case of a biometric home safe that uses
fingerprint verification, the system compares a fingerprint presented to
it with stored copies of authorized prints, if the presented print
matches exactly with one of the authorized prints, the safe opens.
can happen that the system is not absolutely sure that the match is
exact and so rejects it, the safe does not open. This is known as false
rejection because an authorized print was presented but rejected.
false rejection rate varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but is
extremely low. The false acceptance rate is even lower.
There are two ways that you can reduce the false rejection rate of your biometric safe even more.
keeping your scanning pad spotlessly clean and ensuring that your
finger is clean and dry the system will be able to get a good clear
For the second way we learn the reason your biometric
home safe can store all those prints.
When you register your finger on
the scanning pad, don’t just do it once, using the same finger in a slightly different position each time, register it several times. Then when you need to open your safe and the system reads your fingerprint, it has several versions to match against.
those two things will mean that a false rejection is a very unlikely
possibility. Keeping the scanning pad clean will also make false
acceptance exceptionally unlikely.
Choosing Your Biometric Safe.
Be aware that a biometric safe may have a convenient locking system
but may not necessarily be a tough safe. Fingerprint safes vary just the
same as any other kind.
One safe may be little more than a strongbox,
good for defeating the casual burglar riffling through your home, but no
match for an experienced cracker with plenty of time and the right
Another safe with a biometric lock may be designed and
built to withstand a prolonged assault. Yet another biometric safe may
be constructed to be burglar resistant but not be rated against fire.
will find fingerprint safes designed to hold a handgun and perhaps a
few other items, other safes will be able to store all of your
valuables. You will find models that are wall safes, floor safes, draw
safes and rifle cabinets. Choose a biometric fingerprint safe that
satisfies your particular needs.
To sum up the advantages of a biometric safe:
- Highly reliable and secure.
- Practical and convenient for home use.
- Fingerprint verification means the safe can be opened very fast.
- No remembering complicated security codes.
- No keys to lose or fall into the wrong hands.
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