California DOJ Approved
This handgun safe, called the Minivault Standard, features a release-wire locking mechanism that is extremely common throughout China’s industry of copied and recycled locking mechanism designs. This style of locking mechanism is inherently vulnerable, because the critical components, the latch and release wire, move independently of the motor that actuates them; the motor’s gearing is not used to lock any part of this mechanism in place. As can be seen in the video, this locking mechanism will only be secure if the safe has no extraneous holes allowing access to the mechanism. To learn more about the engineering involved in making locking mechanisms secure, please see the Discussion page at handgunsaferesearch.com.