While we’ve featured the Gunvault SpeedVault SV500 model as one of our favorite safes on the market for your home office in our authority gun safe resource guide, we felt the need to dive in a little deeper on both the SV500 and the SVB500.

The SV500 is the non-biometric version of the SpeedVault and the SVB500 is the biometric model and is a newer addition to the SpeedVault family.

The SV500 & SVB500 Benefits

Both models are easily mounted under a desk, on a nightstand that has a solid base, or to a wall for easy access. The SpeedVault is not as small as some of its biometric cousins, but the fact that it mounts to a hard surface makes it much more attractive for those looking to anchor down their firearms instead of having a smaller safe that is more mobile and can be transported.

The ability to anchor the SpeedVault down makes it ideal for keeping your firearm secure and minimizes the risk of someone walking off with your safe in the event of a home robbery.

It’s also perfect for a desk mount for those of you whom work frequently from your home office and feel the need to have a sidearm right next to your leg at all times.

Another thing of note is that this safe doesn’t restrict you on size like some of the other smaller safes do. It can hold most large handguns including a 1911.

Another huge selling point is the quick acting drop down drawer. When you enter your code or put your fingerprint on the biometric keypad, the drawer releases and your gun will be readily available for immediate access.

This feature can also save you time fumbling through another safe looking for which end of your firearm to grab as when it opens.

The Primary SV500 (Digital Keypad) Selling Points

GunVault SV500 - SpeedVault Handgun Safe
  • For handguns
  • Exterior dimensions: 6.5 inch high x 3.5 inch wide x 13 inch depth
  • Interior dimensions: 2.75 inch high x 5.75 inch wide x 8.5 inch depth

The Primary SV500-Digital Keypad is easy to use and is fully digitized making popping in the code quickly. It also has a backup key override which a lot of other safes don’t seem to carry these days.

Cost: While many people are heading more towards biometric technology, this safe gives you a cheap and effective way of locking down your firearm if you aren’t ready to plunk down the money for the newest technology on the market.

The Primary SVB500 (Biometric Safe) Selling Points

GunVault Speedvault Biometric Biometric Pistol...
  • Bio-metric fingerprint scanner & activation button
  • Holds up to 20 individual fingerprints
  • 18 gauge steel construction, with protective foam lined interior

Biometric Technology: For those that prefer biometric technology accompanied by a manually overridden key to open the safe, the Primary SVB500-Biometric Safe is the biometric version that holds over 120 fingerprints.

Cost: The Biometric model runs about 90.00 more than the digital keypad model on Amazon.com, but the ease of access is the main selling point, earning you countless seconds on the clock that you may never get back in the event of a break-in. It also costs less than some of the other new models in the biometric space.

Wrap Up

The SVB500 offers several options that other safes do not and is hands down one of the investments you can make if you need something that’s anchored down and fits into a tight space.