Keep Your Firearms Safe Onboard

With the MultiVault Biometric

March 2017 Feature Brady L. Kay

When it comes to houseboat safety—especially when you’re dealing with small children—the standard answer for nearly every question is to always wear your life jacket. While that’s good advice, in this case it doesn’t apply. The kind of safety we’re referring to is how to properly store a handgun onboard. Now of course, this only applies to those who feel strongly about keeping a firearm legally on their houseboat as a form of protection.    

For those wanting to keep a handgun on their houseboat, but are concerned about it being stolen or worse, discovered by a child, here is a must-have product that will put your mind at ease. While locking your gun in some type of a lock box is a good idea, it defeats the purpose of having one in an emergency if you have to fumble for the keys or recall a combination while trying to unlock it. This is where GunVault comes in. 

Since 1990, GunVault has been the industry leader and innovator in developing quick-access gun safes and other security solutions for handguns, firearms and personal valuables. Many houseboaters prefer to have small safes onboard, especially those who don’t get back to their houseboats as often as they’d like and are concerned about dock intruders breaking in while they’re away. While a home safe, especially a mounted home safe, is a great start, gaining access quickly can be an issue. As a leader in biometric technology, GunVault offers a wide variety of options, such as safes that operate with a high-strength locking mechanism that is instantly accessible with choices of keyed, touchpad combination or biometric fingerprint technology.

For houseboaters both on the go and those regulars at the dock, the MultiVault Biometric is a solid choice. It’s big enough to hold what you need, yet easily fits on a closet shelf. The best part is the mountable safe can be quickly accessed with GunVault’s Patented No-Eyes keypad.

The Biometric scanner provides lightning-quick access, even in the dark. An improved high-strength lock mechanism and precise fittings make it virtually impossible to pry open with hand tools and it is AC powered for maximum security with a 9-volt battery backup.

The GVB 2000 uses fingerprint recognition to access the safe contents. A high-performance algorithm is used to achieve speedy identification of enrolled fingerprints; at the same time it has a very low False Reject Rate (FRR) for a given False Accept Rate (FAR). This self-learning algorithm of the MultiVault Biometric adds new minutiae to the fingerprint templates each time a user touches the fingerprint scanner, which decreases the likelihood of FRR, updates slight changes that might occur over time to an enrolled fingerprint, and helps distinguish variations. With a retail price of $386.99, the GVB 2000 is constructed of 16-gauge steel with soft foam on the inside that protects your valuables.

If you choose to keep a handgun onboard, take a closer look at GunVault, especially those houseboaters with young children around. And of course if we’re talking safety, life jackets are always a good idea as well.  

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