I've avoided gun safes/lock because I don't trust them. I don't need the biometrics to fail when I need quick access to a weapon in a life or death situation. However, I was drawn to the design of the Identilock, so I decided to give it a try. Over the first month of ownership, I made no less than 150 attempts to open the lock with my fingerprint (testing with an unloaded Glock.) I tried not only with clean hands, but also with hands dirty with dirt or oil. Despite my many attempts, the lock has never failed to open. I also had my son make multiple attempts to "trick" the lock, as his fingerprints are not registered in the Identilock. It never opened for him. Through my own testing, I have come to trust my Identilock and currently have two of them in use protecting home defense firearms.
Was a gift and really am impressed with the quality and function.
Definitely quick on release and the fingerprint technology definitely met my expectations. I love the 6 months of standby battery life and I like how the cold weather doesn't effect it at all.
The primary reason I purchased this lock is to secure my firearm from the hands of my young children. I've had no previous issues with them but as they have gotten older (5, 3, and 1) they definitely have the physical ability to access and potentially fire a handgun. This device gives me (and my wife) peace of mind in knowing that in the event that the instructions and warnings that we've given them go unheeded that the gun is secure. All of the above plus a firearm that is still easily and quickly accessible in the event that it is needed to protect and defend those children. I would recommend anyone practice disengaging the IDENTILOCK to become familiar with it, but it was easy to set up and engage/disengage.
Works as advertised!
Thanks for the opportunity to comment. I recently bought a Springfield 1911 and then an Identilock for it. I am very pleased with my purchase. I was worried it would be difficult to set up, but it really only took about 5 minutes to set up once I had it out of the box.
I am pleasantly surprised how quickly it recognizes my fingerprint and releases. I did expect it to take longer than it actually does.
Battery powered gun locks/safes always make me a bit nervous for obvious reasons, but because the device blinks red when it needs charged it's hard to complain about that.
I also have a Springfield XD9 and I intend to buy an Identilock for it when it's available.
I like to carry a weapon, but sometimes you need to be able to lock it up quickly and conveniently, so this really is a great product to allow for that. I like the idea that if someone were to go snooping through my bag and came across my weapon, they would not be able to use it. And for people who are uncomfortable around unlocked weapons (office staff), it can give them some peace of mind.
This a great product, very functional and not intimidating for my spouse to also use like several other products on the market. I highly recommend and with having two young children in my home and very grateful that someone designed this and made it affordable. Thank you.
This is a great invention and device. The piece of mind knowing my grandkids are unable the discharge my weapon, when I'm at their house for the night, is unexplainable