Earlier this year, we reported on the Headrest Safe, which replaces your vehicle’s headrest (below). The safe provides a clandestine means of securing your firearm and other valuables in your vehicle, completely out of sight. Now, the company offers a Slide version that allows you to remove the safe and take it with you.
The Slide Headrest Safe
Like the original, the Slide Headrest Safe is constructed of 18-gauge steel with a 16-gauge steel door. With a design that blends in with your vehicle’s interior, the heavy-duty construction prevents unauthorized entry. However, it also features a ½-inch foam rubber covering wrapped in leatherette to blend in better and provide maximum comfort.
The latest two-piece Slide version also functions as a removable, easy-to-carry lockbox. An off-shoulder strap makes carrying it to and from your vehicle easy and comfortable. In addition, if you have multiple vehicles, you can add the housing to each vehicle and move the Slide from vehicle to vehicle.
Likewise, the Slide is TSA-compliant, enabling you to remove it at the airport and place it in your luggage with your pistol. Access is granted via biometrics, a user-programmable keypad, or a mechanical key and 2 AAA batteries provide power for up to a year. Correspondingly, the Slide can only be removed once the safe is unlocked for additional security.
With a universal design, the two-post system can be easily installed without tools or modifications (video below). Likewise, only the owner or installer can remove it once installed. In addition, the symmetrical design allows it to be installed on either the driver or passenger side.
The Slide Headrest Safe is available now with an MSRP of $800.00. However, the company is currently having a July special for $450.00. For more info, please visit TheHeadrestSafe.com.
On January 9, 2023, Personal Defense World reported:
Vehicle safes are important for securing your firearm or valuables while away from your car/truck. However, obvious safes can also attract unwanted attention. For this reason, the Headrest Safe is designed to blend in with your vehicle’s interior and keep prying eyes away from the goods.
The Headrest Safe
Designed to blend in with the interior of your vehicle, the Headrest Safe features a leatherette exterior in black, tan, light gray, or dark gray. Additionally, cloth versions are available in light gray or dark gray. However, the cloth version will also soon be available in black or tan.
Constructed of 18-gauge steel with a 16-gauge steel door, the safe is secure from unauthorized entry. In addition, to ensure comfort, it is completely covered in ½-inch foam rubber, and wrapped in a leatherette or cloth cover. If you are concerned about color matching or the quality of the leatherette, the company encourages you to reach out to them for a sample swatch.
The Headrest Safe is accessible via biometric thumbprint, mechanical key, or user-programmable code. Users can program any code between 4-8 digits, while the biometric thumbpad accepts up to 48 user entries. Operating on 2 AAA batteries, the safe can run for up to one year before needing a battery replacement.
Installation of the Headrest Safe is easy and compatible with virtually all vehicles with a two-prong post headrest pattern. Once the headrest is installed, it locks in place and can only be removed by you.
It is designed to be installed on the passenger side for easy accessibility by the driver. However, duty officers may opt to install it on the driver’s side for quick access to firearms secured when exiting the vehicle. This is perfect for court appearances, etc. An additional headrest is available to ensure that you have matching, identical headrests in your vehicle.
Each safe includes a Gun Snuggie to keep your pistol stable, upright, and secure inside the safe.
“When it comes to carrying your valuables or firearms in your vehicle, most people think they have to choose between safety and convenience,” said Louis Tuck, COO/CFO, The Headrest Safe Company LLC. “With The Headrest Safe™, you can have the best of both worlds: peace of mind that it’s secure plus easy access.”
The Headrest Safe is available now with an MSRP of $489.00, matching driver’s side headrest is $119.00. For more info, please visit TheHeadrestSafe.com.
Headrest Safe Specs
Front Dimensions: 10 3/4*L (Top) x 11 3/4*L (Bottom) x 4 1/4*W
Profile Dimensions: 8 1/4*L x 4 1/4*W (Top) x 6 3/8*W (Bottom)
Safe Cavity Dimensions: 11 inches long, 8 inches tall, 6 inches wide
MSRP: $489.00, Driver Side Matching Headrest $119.00
- Quick and easy installation
- Universal fit to most two-post headrest systems
- Steel lock opens with biometrics, keypad or a hard key
- Secure locking mechanism to prevent theft
- Heavy duty 18 gauge steel safe
- 16 gauge steel safe door
- All automotive grade components
- Safety tested to FMVSS 202a standards
- Safety tested for flammability
- Available in leatherette; black
- 100% satisfaction guarantee