Gear: BioVault 2.0 Biometric (Fingerprint) Safe

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BioVault 2.0 Biometric (Fingerprint) Safe

invented and developed by Sequiam
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Gun Storage
Price: $399.00 REGULAR, $349.00 SALE
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Description:

BioVault 2.0 Biometric (Fingerprint) Safe Biometric (fingerprint) safe provides secure storage and easily controlled access. Your fingerprint is the key. $399.00 Reg. $349.00 SALE BioVault 2.0 is a fingerprint access safe invented and developed by Sequiam. BioVault 2.0 provides safe storage and easily controlled access for handguns, weapons, ammunition, jewelry and other valuable items including: pharmaceuticals, coins, stamps, stocks, bonds, critical data and personal documents. BioVault 2.0 uses proprietary fingerprint technology to verify identification and permit access. BioVault 2.0 is easily programmable and can store up to 50 authorized fingerprints in its flash memory. Only you decide who gains access to BioVault 2.0. BioVault 2.0 requires no external computer to function. It was designed to have no key override so there is nothing to steal or lose to open the safe. The BioVault 2.0 power management system allows 3 common household D-cell batteries (not included) to last up to one year under normal use. An auxiliary AC/DC adapter (included) conveniently plugs into an electrical outlet to provide an alternate source of power. Flash memory retains fingerprint data even during complete battery or electrical failure. Features Access control at the touch of a finger Store up to 50 authorized fingerprints Fingerprint recognition takes less than a second Full digital LCD display user interface Constructed of heavy-duty materials Soft spring-loaded doors feature low profile access NRA official Biometric gun safety device Endorsed by NRA firearms safety instruction program Specifications Warranty One year limilted manufacturers warranty Dimensions 12.5” Wide, 17.75 ” Long and 6” Deep Color Black Power 3 D Cell batteries (not included) or an AC/DC adapter (included)

Member Reviews

  • Hulk_max30
    DaddyHulk, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 21:27:33 UTC.
    1st review

    A little pricy when considering storage for your gun and important documents when you can get a basic model case from your local Wal-Mart for a fraction of the cost. But if you have children around, you want to better insure the privacy of your most important documents, don't want to another key to your keychain which already has one too many keys on it, or save time in a threatening situatuion not having to look for the key. I would upgrade in the future if they create better ones but I will not go back to basic storage cases again.

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  • Crosshairs1_max30
    dsponder1980, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:37:02 UTC.

    OK, alot of people like this product because it uses a biometric scanner as a key. Truth of it is that this safe is bad. I own one, well did, and locked some valuables in it for 3 moths. Why three months? Because it wouldn't let me back in. Finally I took it to a locksmith to get it opened and it costed me another $125 to do so. So by this time I have around $550 in a safe that won't let me use any of my items I have stored in it. Do yourself a favor and go by the Wellington brand safes without all of the "fancy" technological crap. They work better.

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    jskinner_2033, Sat, 13 Oct 2007 15:41:34 UTC.

    This is an amazing device for officers with children at home. I saw this reviewed on T.V. and the only way you can access your weapon is by fingerprint what a great investment.

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    bluestar0283, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:54:02 UTC.

    This is great- just a little more money then it should be.

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    TRoar26, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 01:21:59 UTC.

    This is a good idea just hope u dont encounter some of those wierdos that copy finger prints.

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    maybetheydontknow, Sat, 05 Apr 2008 20:59:10 UTC.

    Never liked it. I could get my gun out of a lock and key safe quicker.

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  • Me_prone_max30
    Cujocop, Thu, 01 May 2008 17:56:43 UTC.

    A very good product and I wish my agency would use these instead of our lock and key gun vaults that a 5th grader can pick.

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    620, Fri, 02 May 2008 01:05:43 UTC.

    wow, it seems a little high for storage for just a gun

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  • Zee-2_max30
    Wolvarine, Fri, 02 May 2008 23:13:21 UTC.

    Very nice gun vault but a bit pricy.....

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    wernerpd, Fri, 23 May 2008 15:08:24 UTC.

    I was initially excited about getting this safe for home defense purposes. I wanted a gun safe that was readily accessible that used biometrics to access the safe. Although the scanner itself is pretty good (it looks very similar to those used on the Thinkpads), the underlying software/microcode that interprets the scanned fingerprints left much to be desired. Getting all prints properly scanned in took more time than I expected. Moreover, when trying to access the safe, it would take typically between 3-5 scans to get the safe to open. The safe employs some kind of servo/capacitor actuated system to pop open the doors. What I did not expect was they were relatively loud and if you are facing a home defense situation at night, plan accordingly -- your position has just been compromised. Still, I felt the safe was going to work for me until two weeks ago, I had to access the safe. It was then I discovered that the safe would not open. It recognized my fingerprint, and it stated the typical LCD message indicating the unit was "charging" to get to a state to open the doors, but the fingerprint LEDs kept flashing yellow and the doors never opened.

    I contacted the Sequiam tech support and discovered that the company - SEQUIAM - had gone Chapter 11 and were out of business. Another company, BioMETRX bought all liquidated assets from SEQUIAM, including this safe in its current configuration (Biovault 2.0). I was told by the BioMETRX tech support that their company policy was not to honor any warranties on Sequiam sold Biovaults. In my case, my safe was 3 months out of warranty. What was shocking was that somebody who purchased this safe in January or February of 2008, could have a safe less than 6 months into a one year warranty and if it failed, there was no recourse. BioMETRX has no **legal** responsibility to assume the warranty of Sequiam sold safes, notwithstanding the fact that this safe has not been modified at all since BioMETRX bought Sequiam assets, the right thing to do , particularly for security products, would have been to honor Sequiam warranties.

    The BioMETRX tech support representative did indicated that the failure I experienced was a circuit board problem, for which there was no known solution. I will leave it to the reader how that might play out if an intruder enters your house and what your options might be if you get a similar circuit board failure.

    There is good news however, you can access the safe. I went online to various web forums and discovered that with a standard claw hammer and approximately 30 seconds worth of effort, you can get back into the safe:

    http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/wernerpd/IMG_3480.jpg

    http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc204/wernerpd/IMG_3481.jpg

    I had high hopes for this safe and the possibility does exist that with future improvements, it could be a good safe.

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  • Howellblush_max30
    jennipherbrady, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:27:31 UTC.

    What a great concept from Biometrx - no key and only fingerprint accessible. The first Biovault that was shipped to me was dented and only one door opened. Returned it and another was sent. Sat down to program it and after about 5 careful swipes, my index fingerprint was "captured".
    As suggested, I attempted to program another fingerprint as a back up, but I cannot gain access. "No match" it says. Many tries later, I contacted the company, Biometrx. Tech support "Travis" with Biometrx said if I am not an "experienced finger swiper" I should change the factory default setting from high to low. Great, except I cannot access the safe. As stated by the previous comment Travis said that the company Sequiam was out of business as of mid April and Biometrx took over. I purchased this product in May. He cannot find my serial number, which is printed on the product, the manual and the warranty, therefore I cannot reset my vault. He said there are no other options, no one else for me to speak with and the warranty is not valid. I've spent $400 on a nice looking safe that does not function and there is no tech support available.

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  • Tbl_max30
    LP27, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 08:46:52 UTC.

    Not very SAFE if you need something in a hurry!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:41:04 UTC.

    great equipment

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  • 813_max30
    sgt_dunning, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 03:31:55 UTC.

    not bad

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    scpd2109, Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:30:11 UTC.

    Does not open every time, noise, and mine broke after one year and can not be repaired. Absoutly no tech support from the manufacturer. I don't recommend buying one.

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    ICE_MAN, Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:12:24 UTC.

    Received this as a gift. Holds my everyday guns, ammo, ect comfortably. It is pretty loud when it springs open, and you have to make sure that the reader pad and reader finger is clean to get it to open the first time.

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