"Pistol Safe - Choosing a Locking Mechanism When purchasing a pistol safe one of the more important decisions you will make is choosing the type of locking mechanism your safe will have. This will have an effect on the safety of your safe as well as the ease of access so it is an important consideration to make. The Dial dead bolt is the most common locking mechanism and is normally one of the cheaper alternatives, it also offers the least amount of safety and many of these mechanisms do not offer fire safety. The electronic keypad locks are becoming ever more popular in the gun industry and they offer a bit more security than tradition dial dead bolt locks, somewhat more affordable than the biometric locks they may be a good compromise. The biometric locks are the most sophisticated locks available on a pistol safe and they are rapidly becoming more popular because of the added security they offer. Keyed to a person's fingerprints it makes it easy and fast for you to open but nobody else, this keeps your pistol safe while at the same time offering fast access to it should you need it. Dean Safe offers a wide selection of safes for every need, please visit our website for more information and to browse our pistol safes."