The 6 Best Biometric Wall Safes

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2017. If combining reliable security with quick and easy access to your valuables is your primary concern when picking out a safe, you’ll want to go with one of the biometric options here. Once installed securely, a simple fingerprint scan will grant entry to only those programmed into the system, removing any worry of someone discovering your combination code. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best biometric wall safe on Amazon.

6. Barska AX12038

5. Barska Optics AX12880

4. Protex FW-1814Z

3. Viking Security VS-52BLX

2. Able Digital Security Box

1. Viking Security VS-12BL

Special Honors

Infinity Safes Fingerprint This offering keeps its price nice and low by simplifying a number of variables. Its keypad, for example, only features four numbers, and its memory bank is limited to 20 fingerprints. For an individual user in a relatively low-risk environment, however, this is all you should need. infinitysafes.com

Editor's Notes

July 30, 2019:

Half of the entries on our previous list have been replaced in this new iteration, mainly due to availability concerns, but also because a pair of them lacked the kind of ease in installation we held as a baseline for the ranking. The total number of entries is a little on the low side, as well, as this tech is rarely completely accurate, and many cut-rate scanners can be thrown off by little things. Some are poorly made enough that they'll open for completely foreign fingers or simply remain closed when you need access the most. That is why we often recommend models with secondary and even tertiary access points. You'll see keypad entry options on all of our top three models (two of which are from the formidable Viking Security), and many others feature hidden keyholes and other backup systems should a safe's batteries die, like the four-prong cross keys offered by Viking, which are nearly impossible to duplicate, and the locks for which are even harder to pick.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on August 01, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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