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    I am looking at a biometric vault to put in my car. The other thing I need is a good cable as well to attach to my car. What would your recommendation be?
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    Just remember that biometric safes all require a LOT of batteries. And also remember that batteries tend to have a GREATLY reduced lifespan when subjected to high temperatures--like INSIDE A CAR in the summer. Rechargeables are even more susceptible to this than alkalines or Lithiums...

    You can plan on spending a few hundred dollars over the life of the safe on batteries, and have to occasionally use the key to open it because the batteries died unexpectedly, and adding a few hundred to the price of the safe for the privilege, OR you could get a plain-jane keyed or combination safe, and save yourself a lot of hassle, expense, and maintenance in the future.

    Just my opinion, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    I am looking at a biometric vault to put in my car. The other thing I need is a good cable as well to attach to my car. What would your recommendation be?
    I've had 2 of the Center-of-Mass car vaults (large) for at least two years and find that they work great. I had both units keyed alike to prevent the need to fumble for the correct key.
    Mitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Just remember that biometric safes all require a LOT of batteries. And also remember that batteries tend to have a GREATLY reduced lifespan when subjected to high temperatures--like INSIDE A CAR in the summer. Rechargeables are even more susceptible to this than alkalines or Lithiums...

    You can plan on spending a few hundred dollars over the life of the safe on batteries, and have to occasionally use the key to open it because the batteries died unexpectedly, and adding a few hundred to the price of the safe for the privilege, OR you could get a plain-jane keyed or combination safe, and save yourself a lot of hassle, expense, and maintenance in the future.

    Just my opinion, though...
    Hmm, I wonder if there is a way to hardwire it to the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by MITCH View Post
    I've had 2 of the Center-of-Mass car vaults (large) for at least two years and find that they work great. I had both units keyed alike to prevent the need to fumble for the correct key.
    Mitch
    Since I drive a smaller car, bolting one of these inside the cabin is not going to be an option for me. I really do need a thicker gauge cable. Plus, after MKEgal's stuff was stolen by MPD, I want to prevent anyone from getting inside of the box.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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