I first examined the Quick Access Pistol Safe in February, 2016, and re-examined it a year later to see if any improvements had been made. As this video shows, the safe can still be accessed with a piece of metal shim, and the safe is vulnerable even if it is bolted down. The video embedded here can also be seen on Vimeo: Sentry Safe QAP1E.

This safe was examined May 16, 2017.

The biometric version of the Quick Access Pistol Safe is nearly identical to the standard model, the only difference being the fingerprint reader. All the design flaws of the standard model remain intact. As a result, the housing for the locking mechanism leaves a gap that can be exploited with a metal shim, and I was able to reach in with a steel cable tie to bump the release. The video embedded here can also be seen on Vimeo: Sentry Safe QAP1BE.

This safe was examined June 9, 2017.

 
 

This is a typical personal safe with solenoid-locked bolts inside. For unknown reasons, the circuitry design allows three LEDs to extend from within the safe to the exterior of the keypad through holes in the safe’s door. Never a good idea to put holes in a safe’s door. The video embedded here can also be seen on Vimeo: Sentry Safe X055.

This safe was examined January 6, 2019.

 

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