San Bernardino, Calif. – GunVault is proud to announce that its MicroBioVault was recently honored as “Safety Product of the Year” by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence. The MicroBioVault’s unique, notebook-style design allows one to securely transport a handgun or valuables. Incredibly compact and lightweight, this safe will fit inside a briefcase or daypack and can be quickly accessed with GunVault’s No-Eyes® keypad and biometric fingerprint recognition technology.
“We are thrilled to receive this award from Shooting Industry,” said Mike Baker, president of GunVault. “It’s a tremendous honor to be chosen as this year’s best when it comes to security products from such an esteemed group of industry leaders.”
The award was presented on July 23, 2010 during the 8th Annual Shooting Industry Masters in Grand Island, Neb. The 500-member academy, comprised of manufacturers, distributors and dealers considered 114 product entries and 41 service award entries this year. This marks the 19th year that these outstanding achievements have been formally recognized by the academy.
The MicroBioVault uses biometrics, specifically fingerprint recognition, to access the safe contents faster and more securely than ever before. A high-performance algorithm is used to achieve speedy identification of enrolled fingerprints and at the same time has a very low False Reject Rate (FRR). The system can handle up to 60 fingerprint templates.
The MicroBioVault is constructed of tamper-proof, heavy-gauge steel and features a soft foam interior to protect contents. The keypad triggers a lid that not only has a high-strength lock mechanism, but also performs reliably, time after time. Precise fittings are virtually impossible to pry open with hand tools. Powered by four AA batteries that last one year under normal conditions, the audio and LED low warning clearly indicate when the batteries need to be replaced. Back-up key is also provided for emergency access.
For additional information about the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, visit www.shootingindustry.com.