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This biometric Gun Box is so slick, it could make James Bond drool

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If you’re going to keep a gun in your house, you damn well better keep it in a secure place where there’s little chance of it ever falling into the wrong hands. That being said, locking your firearm away in a safe isn’t exactly ideal since, on the off chance that you ever needed to use it for defense, you’re forced to fiddle with a combination lock or fish out a set of keys. The ideal solution would be a lockbox that offers both security and quick access.

Enter the Gun Box, a high tech firearm locker that offers the best of both worlds. Instead of a key or combo lock, this badboy uses state of the art digital authentication tech to keep your weapon secure, but also readily accessible in a matter of seconds.

Under the hood, the box features both a RFID scanner and a biometric fingerprint reader. You can choose to use just one of these, or use them both in tandem for extra security. If you opt for the RFID route, the Gun Box ships with a set of rings and wristbands with embedded RFID chips that will open the box when waved over the top. If you’d prefer not to wear a ring or bracelet, you can just roll with the fingerprint scanner.

The safe is also outfitted with GPS transceiver, so you can track it with your phone in the event that it ever gets stolen. And don’t worry about the thief cracking it open – the Gun Box is constructed from die-cast aircraft-grade aluminum that can withstand up to 24,000 pounds of pressure and over 1,000 degrees of heat. Dude would have to come at it with a plasma cutter just to get inside.

And the best part? It’s finally up for sale. Creator Ryan Hyde launched a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign for the box a few months ago on IndieGoGo, and has now finished the first production run. You can pick one up on his website for anywhere from $250 to $475 depending on which model you go for.

Drew Prindle
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