Whether you're looking to protect your valuables from theft or looking to protect your family from potentially hazardous belongings such as, a home safe is always a smart purchase. However, we've come a long way from spin-dial lockboxes, and the options available can sometimes be difficult to navigate. One of the questions we get asked the most is "what is the best home safe - a biometric safe or a keypad safe?".
If you've been wondering what the best home safe is, look no further. Both biometric safes and keypad safes have their uses, and we'll outline the key information you need to know here with this quick guide.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Firstly, it's important to understand the difference between a keypad and a biometric safe. Keypad safes are fairly easy to grasp - they're the modern version of combination safes. You can program a specific code into the safe, which will only open when the correct code is put in. As long as the code is kept secret, the safe is secure. However, it's very important that you remember the code! If you're the forgetful type, you'll need to write it down, presenting a potential security risk. Keypad safes can come with backup keys too.
Biometric safes are able to identify different humans by analyzing parts of their bodies that are unique to them. MyCube's patented biometric technology lets our biometric safes read the users' fingerprints - only someone with registered fingerprints can open the safe. (Our model does include a touchscreen keypad as well). The best biometric safes are among the most secure kinds of safes, for the most valuable or dangerous items - it's for this reason that fingerprint gun safes are taking off in popularity, for example.
WHICH SHOULD I BUY?
In the end, it comes down mostly to personal preference which you should purchase. A keypad safe allows anyone with the code to open it, which makes it simple to share access - though this can present a potential security risk. Biometric safes are among the best home safes when it comes to security, but you do need to program in new fingerprints - something you can't do if you want to give someone access while you aren't around.
Thankfully, Mycube solves this question entirely, as our Biocube features both Biometric and Keypad locking mechanisms. This flexibility is one of the things that makes it not only one of the best biometric safes, but one of the best home safes, period.
CAN BIOMETRIC SAFES ONLY STORE MY FINGERPRINTS?
This is a question that often comes up when customers are looking into getting a biometric safe. This generally depends on the model in question. The best biometric safes will be able to store a few fingerprint signatures so that multiple members of a family can access the safe. Our own Biocube can store up to 10 fingerprints - meaning that giving more access will rarely be a worry.
WHAT ABOUT GUN SAFES?
One point where we often tout the superiority of biometrics is when it comes to fingerprint gun safes. When storing guns, you want as many levels of security as possible. The biometrics assure that only the specific people you want to have access to the safe can open it. Fingerprint gun safes also help keep any keypad codes secure - there's no chance of anyone managing to crack the code and then change it, locking you out of your own safe. Your biometrics will always provide a totally secure method of access.
WHAT ABOUT INSTALLATION?
People often worry that these kinds of technologically advanced safes can be difficult to install and set up. Thankfully, with Mycube, it couldn't be easier, with our customers often telling us how easy it is to get a Mycube installed. Installing the safe is as easy as drilling a few holes into the desired surface to secure the back and the bottom. Every MyCube has its own installation guide - like this one for the Biocube.
GET YOUR MYCUBEMYCUBE TODAY
In the end, it's up to individual buyers which safe they think is right for them. We allow customization not only in the type of safe but in size and color as well. No matter which option you choose, keeping your valuables and sensitive items safe is easy with Mycube products. Browse our shop and you'll surely find a model right for your home.