Latham, N.Y. (February 2019) – , a company dedicated to designing and combining biometric technology with firearms safety, announce Reach, an innovative biometric firearm safe. Unlike any other product on the market today, Reach is the one solution for responsible firearms owners wanting to secure their home defense firearms from unauthorized users, yet keep a fully loaded firearm immediately accessible.
Trigger locks, safes and a myriad of other firearms safety solutions keep firearms away from curious children and family and friends that should not have access, as well as intruders. The problem that Vara Safety founder, Timmy Oh, kept running into was, when and if a home invasion occurred, stress and darkness made access to the firearm all but impossible. But the idea of keeping a loaded weapon accessible was also not possible because the results could be just as dire. Absolute security was essential, as was the ability to quickly access the handgun without negotiating locks, loading magazines, or finding keys. What Oh found out was people were interested in something that was simple, quick and very secure.
Hence, Reach was born.
The Reach handgun safe is as easy as grabbing your gun. In the natural draw position, the thumb aligns on the biometric fingerprint sensor. Reach unlocks in half a second, and only for a designated user. Reach allows up to five users to be authorized. When the handgun is placed within Reach, the locking mechanism secures the firearm, even from forced removal and it also prevents accidental discharge by securing the trigger.
Reach can be secured to the charging mount (mounting screws provided) and only removed with the provided backup keys. The charging mount keeps Reach fully activated and an internal battery keeps Reach accessible in an emergency power outage. The provided backup keys can remove Reach manually.
Reach is constructed of high-strength metal alloy in a sleek, brushed stainless finish. One Reach can work for multiple models. Each handgun model uses a patented molded composite polymer insert that securely keeps the firearm locked. To change out the insert, simply use the backup key to unlock Reach and change. Reach is lightweight at 1.45 lbs. and its 8.25” x 5” x 4” dimensions make it easy to fit anywhere at home, in the office or in a vehicle.
“Reach has been extensively tested and prototyped. We worked with law enforcement, families with kids, busy households and gun owners of all levels,” Oh added. “Reach fulfills all of their demands; it keeps a home protection firearm totally secure and it makes it instantly accessible through the latest in biometric technology.”
Reach will be available to customers in the first part of summer 2019. First models offered include all GLOCK® pistols, standard 1911 pistols, M&P Shield, Springfield Armory XD-S and other most popular handguns used for home protection.
Vara Safety has launched a pre-order campaign through an email sign up on their Vara Safety is offering an exclusive $100 off the retail price of $299 a unit for signing up. Reach Safe includes a Holster Insert (of the customer’s choice), charging mount, mounting hardware, charging cable, backup keys and user guide.