The Gunvault MV500-STD is compact and light weight, but very strong and secure for size. A would-be burglar would find it purely impossible to pry the safe open with hand tools, and it can be bolted down to any flat and hard surface making it that much more secure. The safe does come with a backup physical key, but I would not suggest using this as the main form of entry. Hide this key is it only as a backup in the event that you can’t remember your programmed entry cold over the safe runs out of batteries. As previously mentioned, the safe can be accessed either with a digital keycode, or with biometric fingerprint recognition. Since it uses fingerprint can change slightly over time, Gunvault has engineered a technology in which the safe will continually update the fingerprint to make sure that it’s as accurate as possible.

The Gunvault MV500-STD also features the “No-Eyes” technology featured in their other bio metric gun safe. This technology makes it simple to open and operate the gun safe even in lowlight situations, or even in a situation with no light whatsoever. As you can see in the picture, there are slots to put your fingers so you can do it completely by touch.

The safe also comes with an included steel cable that will allow you to wrap it around something if you do not wish to bolt it down. Although this cable could be easily cut with bolt cutters, it will help prevent simple smash-and-run thefts. Again, this works great in a vehicle. Even if you don’t carry valuable things in your car, it can help protect your insurance, registration and other small things. It also works great tucked away in a truck, RV, or camper.