Vara has moved to our own space in Latham, New York. The new location has a manufacturing space for the engineers to work on future product development as well as conduct testing. It also has traditional office space with enough room for our upcoming company growth.Read More
In August 2017, Vara Corporation was established as a Delaware C Corporation. Timmy moved back to Upstate NY, where he had cultivated a network with the startup community as well as gun stores, law enforcement and civilian gun owners.
The team obtained a shared manufacturing space through Tony Hynes (PVA) in Clifton Park.Read More
At the headquarters of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Timmy met with the Commissioner of the to better understand the safety guidelines around existing gun safes and locking devices.Read More
Timothy Oh was only 17 years old when he won his first competition at RPI, the college he attended for mechanical engineering. The initial idea was a gun safety barrel lock he had worked on during his high school years back in California. His experience came from growing up with firearms through law enforcement family and friends. Despite winning the $1000 competition, when Timmy took the idea to several thousand people on AR15.com, it got completely rejected- people hated it. But important feedback from these members started him towards a journey for creating better safety.Read More