RFID and biometrics meet gun safety and storage with Gunbox 2.0
By Jacki Billings
The Gunbox 2.0 saefly houses the author’s home defense pistol, a Glock 17. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
Responsible gun owners must often strike a delicate balance between accessibility of firearms and safe storage, particularly when it comes to home defense pistols. This balancing act has caused a whole genre of quick-access pistol safes to surface on the market, including the Gunbox.
Gunbox is a company founded on a techy approach to the gun storage problem. Meshing RFID and biometric technology into a singular storage option, the company offers three distinct styles of storage: the Echo, the 2.0 and the SK-1 rifle box.
The 2.0, the company’s medium-sized pistol safe made its way to my home courtesy of Gunbox. Since its arrival, I have put the safe to the test to determine if it stacks up to more traditional storage options.
What is a Gunbox?
Included with the Gunbox 2.0 is a RFID tag that allows quick and easy access to the inside of the safe. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)
The Gunbox 2.0 is, simply put, a pistol storage option that aims to bridge the gap between access and safety. On the smaller side, the safe resides perfectly on a desk or nightstand. The Gunbox 2.0’s sleek design doesn’t