First Alert 5200DF Portable Handgun Safe Review

First Alert is the most recognizable name in safety and protection.

The products they offer go well beyond their most widely known smoke detection and fire fighting equipment.

Their solid reputation is apparent in their well-built fire and burglary safes, but the attention they give to detail is showcased wonderfully in the First Alert 5200DF Portable Gun Safe.

Overview of First Alert 5200DF Portable Handgun Safe

The point of having a portable gun safe is to keep the gun out of the reach of unauthorized users and thieves. You don't want the entire safe to be stolen.

So this safe has pre-drilled holes for mounting in the home and heavy steel cable for securing in your car's trunk.

Access is quick and easy for authorized users who know the three to eight-digit code that you create as soon as the code is entered on the finger pad, the lid springs open for quick access to the gun.

  • Height - 3.5"
  • Width - 11.1"
  • Depth - 9.2"
  • Weight - 7 lbs
First Alert 5200DF Portable Handgun Safe


  • Affordable price
  • For home or car
  • Mountable in home and car
  • Easy to program code
  • Made in the USA
  • Enough room for two average-sized pistols
  • Emergency bypass key included


  • No alarm on safe
  • Limited color options

More Features

Beside pre-drilled holes for mounting in the home, steel cable for use as a gun safe for the car is also included.

The safe has a durable 18 gauge steel exterior and soft padded interior.

Four AA batteries are required and included in the package.

State of California Department of Justice approved this portable gun safe for use, according to regulatory gun safe standards.


This is a necessary yet very dependable safe with some beneficial features.

Granted, there have been some problems with the safe not opening when the digital keypad is used, necessitating the use of the bypass key.

These problems, however, are not common and are covered by the warranty.

All in all, this safe fulfills all of the necessary features of a gun safe, whether used in the house or as a gun safe for the car.

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