Steel Patriot

Steel Patriot, SP200

This is the first handgun safe I’ve examined that supports remote access as the primary means of opening the safe. After downloading a Bluetooth app for phones, the owner of the safe can set the safe to open when the phone and safe are in close proximity. The thinking behind this is that people tend to have their cell phones on them at all times, and therefore would have “hands-free” access when approaching their Steel Patriot safes.

I think remote access is a terrible idea. I would only recommend this device to someone who lives alone. This safe was examined July 9, 2018.