One of the most frustrating things to realize it that you’ve forgotten your keys, locked yourself out of your house, had them lost or stolen, or that an intruder has broken in. These are worries homeowners and residents alike have when it comes to securing their homes.
While locks and alarm systems have been used in the past to help protect the home from unauthorized intruders, now biometric technology is introducing the first consumer available, biometric deadbolt lock for doors that ensures authorized entry and eliminates the need for keys.
The new biometric door lock, the BioLock/SmartScan, was developed by Sequiam Biometrics and Kwikset and utilizes AuthenTec's FingerLoc fingerprint sensor to allow entry by simply swiping ones finger across the fingerprint sensor.
The lock, which runs on 4 double 'AA' batteries, looks from the outside, like a traditional deadbolt. However, an LCD keypad is included on the in-house side of the lock that makes it easy to authorize or delete users by simply swiping their finger 3 times across the sensor to enroll them.
With the new technology homeowners have not only an easier way to enter their households, but can use the technology to offer one-time entry based on a preset date and time as well as rest assured that only authorized users are given access.
Biometric technology, and specifically biometric fingerprint recognition technology is now offering a replacement for such things as passwords and keys which can be easily stolen or forgotten
"Sequiam and Kwikset have created a unique solution to solve a problem that has plagued homeowners since the introduction of the door lock," commented Larry Ciaccia, president AuthenTec in a statement.
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