Vaultek VT20i Review: Is a Bluetooth Handgun Safe a Good Idea?
Before we get into the “Vaultek VT20i Review”, let’s clear the air.
No matter what you do,there is no way to stop a motivated individual from stealing your belongings.
Regardless of how tough the gun safe is, there’s always a way to open a safe.
Small personal safes aren’t going to prevent theft in all circumstances, however, they can act as a deterrent.
Imagine Having a Bodyguard for Your Firearm When You’re Away
Imagine that you and your significant other are out for a date night.
On this date night you choose to take a Uber, because you and your sweetie want a date night where you can enjoy each other without worrying about a designated driver.
However, this means you must leave for trusty sidearm at home in the gun safe.
But, what if someone broke into your house, and stole the safe along with your beloved Glock 19?
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a gun safe that would alert you if such an incident were to happen?
That’s Where The Vaultek VT20i Comes Into Play.
The Vaultek Gun Safe is like having your very own personal bodyguard for your guns.
The Vaultek VT20i features smart technology that connects to you cell phone via Bluetooth.
It will alert you and log every time the safe is opened and/or tampered with.
You Can Control The Vaultek VT20i With Your Smartphone
Setting up and Connecting the Vaultek Safe to my smart phone was a breeze.
I simply followed the provided the included instructions and was ready to go.
- See the remaining battery life
- Unlock the Safe
- Turn off/on the sound feedback
- Manage Stored Fingerprint
- View the history log of when the safe has been opened
Don’t be worried about the “Bluetooth Security” as your fingerprints are required to connect the safe to your phone.
This prevents unauthorized access via the smart phone app.
Built Like a Tank
All the Vaultek gun safes are made of a Progressive Formed 16-Gauge Steel.
The Vaultek Safe also features “Anti-Pry Construction” which prevents unwanted hands from touching your belongings.
The Vaultek Smart Safe also features “2-Point Anti-Impact Latches” which prevents them from opening if the safe is dropped or hit with a hammer.
The Vaultek VT20i weighs in at a sturdy 7.2lbs giving it a premium feel, yet lightweight enough to carry with you on vacations and business trips.
On the exterior the Vaultek VT20i measures 11.5″ wide x 9.0″ deep x 2.75″ tall making it the perfect fit for your nightstand.
On the interior the Vaultek Safe measures 11.0″ wide x 5.75″ deep x 2.0″ tall, giving you just enough room to fit a Glock 19, extra magazine, small flashlight, and pocket knife.
4 Ways To Open The Vaultek Safe
With the Vaultek Safe you have four options for opening it.
- The Provided Keys.
- The Fingerprint Scanner.
- The Custom Pin Code.
- Or you can open it with the Vaultek Smartphone App.
Which Brings Me To My Next Point….Control
One feature of that Vaultek VT20i that I really love is the option to control the sound level of the buttons.
You can turn them on if you want audible feedback, or you can turn them off for silent stealth operation.
You can also adjust the brightness level of the interior light to best fit your eyesight.
What Are The Cons?
Although I really love the Vaultek VT20i Smart Safe, It’s not without its flaws.
The lid opens way too fast, this causes the lid to hit the edge of my dresser when opening with the drawer fully open.
In a “Bump in The Night” situation this would cause a loud thud, giving away your location.
I think that Vaultek should consider adding some struts to slow it down a bit.
The Interior Space
I would love to see more interior space because I would love to be able to fit my DCR 2.0 Appendix Rig inside.
Instead I have to remove my Glock 19 and magazine from the holster in order for it to fit.
My Final Thoughts
I have been testing the Vaultek VT20i for the past six months and haven’t had a single issue from it.
The craziest part is the rechargeable 18650 Li-Ion battery is still at 60% after 6 months.
The battery has far surpassed the “Claimed 4-6 month battery life”.
The Vaultek VT20i has been awesome for my nightstand and travel.
On my recent trip to Shot Show 2017, the Vaultek Safe fits perfectly in my luggage and in the nightstand where I was staying.
Worth The Price
For the price point, you will be hard pressed to find another personal safe that is as feature packed as the Vaultek VT20i.
In my opinion, if you’re in the market for a small pistol safe, that protects your firearms from unwanted hands and provides quick access in an emergency, then I highly recommend the Vaultek VT20i.
With the ability to control all the aspects of your safe, such as fingerprints, lighting, sound, and pin codes. I don’t believe you will find a better offering.Buy Here!