BARSKA Biometric Safe Review

BARSKA Biometric Safe Review
BARSKA Biometric Safe Review

Are you a gun owner? You are, then you know that you need a reliable, safe to keep your handgun packed away safely from unwanted hands. This is where the BARSKA Biometric Safe plays a major role. Personally, I have one, it has provided me with enough storage space for my handgun, and some important documents that I would like to keep safe.

If you are looking at buying a reliable, safe and struggling to decide which one to choose BARSKA has quite a variety of biometric safes to choose from. Presently I own the AX11224 fingerprint lock safe and you can choose from two other available models as well the AX11556 drawer safe and the AX11652 rifle safe.


A Sturdy and Affordable Biometric Safe

A great thing about the BARSKA Biometric safe is that it is sturdy, affordable, and great if you are tight on money. The design of the gun safe is simple and still delivers state of the art security features and power to keep unwanted hands away from your valuables.

It has a sensitive touch pad and you can access your prized possession like your handgun, documents etc. with ease. This is all done by the touch of your finger as the fingerprint scanner is easy to program and reliable compared to other trademarks. The fingerprint scanner is reliable as we have tested it at home with the family and only opens to my wife and me as it stores your fingerprint data in the provided database.

It can store up to 30 different fingerprints in the memory and flexible if you are using it in an office environment.

The Handgun Safe Design

BARSKA Biometric Safe For Handgun
BARSKA Biometric Safe For Handgun

The biometric safe has a compact design and you can easily keep it in your drawer, cupboard, or any other confined spaces you prefer. An additional great feature is that you do not need to struggle with the safe if you are planning to mount it to the wall as it has pre-drilled holes.

A very important addition is the two supplied emergency keys providing you access if the batteries happen to die on you. Furthermore, there is no need of remembering passwords when your life is in danger– it is a known fact that one cannot remember your password when placed in a stressful situation. All it needs is your magic touch.

The AX11224 has a two-point dead bolt locking system design with advanced biotechnology that helps remember your fingerprint keeping is safely stored and presents you with silent access.

What do you receive when buying the safe?

When you receive the biometric safe it has all the mounting hardware included with two by backup keys, pre-drilled holes for mounting, 4 AA batteries included that could last up to two years, plus the safe has a one-year limited warranty. Most important to help with the performance of the safe is to keep the fingerprint scanner dirt free and best to remove smudges after use. Always remember to test the registered fingerprints every 3 to 6 months. Additionally, it has a beeping sound indicated with a red flashing light if the batteries are low.

Features and Specifications

  • The BARSKA Biometric Safe is compact in size measuring 16.5″ x 7.75″ x 14.5″
  • It stores up to 30 fingerprints and opens with a touch of your finger
  • It includes mounting hardware, 2 emergency keys and weighs 31 lbs
  • It provides enough storage space for your handgun and other small valuables
  • Designed from steel
  • Works with 4 AA batteries included
  • Designed with a two solid locking system made from steel
  • California DOJ approved
  • Has an interior protective floor mat
  • 1-year warranty

What Users Have To Say Regarding The Safe

Before, I bought my BARSKA I had read some BARSKA Biometric Safe reviews, as I wanted to make sure that the safe would work for me. There are many different reviews available and many of them have mixed feelings as some users indicated that the safe is well-made and durable providing safekeeping for their handguns. Users vouch that the safe does not open for anyone else who has not provided their fingerprint information to the database. While others feel the design of the safe could have been made with thicker steel and not fireproof. Overall customers are pleased with the product and recommend the BARSKA safe if you do have a firearm that needs locking away.

Pros and Cons regarding the safe

BARSKA Biometric Safe
BARSKA Biometric Safe


  • Using the fingerprint sensor is easy and works perfectly at all times
  • It holds up to 30 fingerprints in the memory and easy to set up
  • Mounting the safe is a breeze with the provided hardware included
  • Provides enough space for storing your firearm and valuables
  • Has a mute function that is great for using in stealth mode
  • The design is compact and great when used in hidden away confined spaces


  • It is not a mobile safe and meant to be mounted and kept in one place
  • It has no internal light when in need of using during the night time
  • It is a light, safe and if you are in need of something heavier and it is not fireproof

Value for money

The BARSKA Biometric Safe is inexpensive and has done a great job thus far in keeping our valuable locked up tightly. You can mount it in hidden confined spaces and it is portable enough if you need to move it. With the fingerprint access, you do not need to remember passwords and works like magic when you are in a hurry. It may not protect your valuables during a fire but keeps important items like your firearm safe from kids and burglars. I hope our BARSKA Biometric Safe Review gives all the answer of your questions and helps to make purchase decision.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *