Liberty Safe HDX-250 Smart Vault Review

by Barbara Baird

The HDX-250 Smart Vault measures 7 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and 12.5 inches deep.
The HDX-250 Smart Vault measures 7 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and 12.5 inches deep.
Women’s Outdoor News
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U.S.A.-( Liberty Safe sent us this biometric access safe, the HDX-250, to try. It has not disappointed, and will soon find its way across the country and into the family room of the home where my grandchildren live.

That’s how confident I am in this safe’s abilities to keep firearms safely stored until needed.

Liberty HDX-250 Smart Vault Biometric Safe

The HDX-250 Smart Vault measures 7 inches high by 11.5 inches wide and 12.5 inches deep. Made of steel, it has a wide door that opens on the front side – with a key or with a recognized fingerprint. It can hold up to 15 authorized fingerprints.

Here’s how it works:

Just slide your index finger across the sensor on top of the box, and within 1 second, the front door pops open, allowing you access to a firearm. It was easy to set up the memory system, and you can either read the manual that comes with the safe, or visit Liberty Safe’s online video library.

Champion competition shooter Julie Golob uses the safe in her home. “The HDX-250 is a excellent option for a firearm and any other daily valuables you want to secure. The biometric system with the at-peace-of-mind-key back-up is simple and fast so that you have immediate access when you need it. Access the lock, as the door falls down you can quickly grab and go. Fast and secure, it’s everything I want in a by the bed or office safe.”

Accessories and Attachments

The HDX-250 also comes with an A/C adapter, which also is compatible with any of the other HDX Smart Vaults in the Liberty Safe line of 7 options. Instead of relying on a 9-volt battery, you can also plug in the safe. Of course, the safe comes with 2 keys, as well, in case your electricity goes out and/or the battery dies.

The HDX-250 SMART VAULT also comes with a mounting bracket, that includes a secure base plate and hardware. You may purchase more base plates so that you can install the safe in different locations.

More Testimonials

Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman, offers this vault, along with a handgun as a giveaway each month from her popular website. “It was easy to select the partner safe for The Well Armed Woman Monthly Giveaways,” said Carrie. “Not only is Liberty Safe a company with great integrity, the quality of Liberty Safes makes them the absolute best available. The HDX-250 has all of the features required for a reliable and secure safe for any home. The extremely responsive and fast biometric technology coupled with its anti-pry design and 14-gauge steel made it the perfect safe to giveaway to our fans.”

New mom and Olympic shooter/firearms instructor Gabby Franco agrees with Carrie: “Keeping my firearms safe and away from the reach on my son and unauthorized individuals is a priority as it is accessibility. The HDX-250 Smart Vault is the ideal safe for someone like myself who wants to have the accessibility of firearms in different areas of their home, without jeopardizing safety, security or the ability to protect themselves.”

About Barbara Baird:

Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets, which includes writing columns for “Turkey Country” magazine and for “Shooting Sports USA.” She is a contributing editor at “SHOT Business,” and her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications, including “Tagged Out” at Field & Stream’s hunting blog.

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Well it looks like your on the right track, but the guy on the left had a bigger bar while the other guys trying to open this vault only had screw drivers. Most thieves carry flat pry bars, or hooked pry bars that don’t bend or break like a screw driver can. The way you had the box bolted down was impressive, but with the stronger and a bit longer flat bar might have popped it. I did not get a good look at the locking system, but the keys appear to be round, I’m only guessing as I didn’t… Read more »