Yes, he believes in making guns safer, but he’s not your typical safety advocate. He’s a gun owner himself, and he wants to control firearms in the most practical of ways. That’s why he founded Sentinl, a Detroit-based startup that’s designing a biometric gun lock called Identilock. Attaching to a gun’s trigger, it unlocks only when the owner applies a fingerprint. Now that he’s a father, Kiyani says, he’s even more motivated to keep guns out of the wrong hands and prevent his kids from having to go through the trauma he experienced. “I understand what can happen when you’re on the wrong side of a firearm,” he explains.
Well before we get to the technology, let’s look at the device:
What do you gain from something so big and bulky that you can’t gain from all the small pistol vaults and larger safes out there? NOTHING. Now what you get is rather than a simple combo lock or key lock which work how they they have for generations, you have a fingerprint lock which, granted has gotten better over the year, but still has it’s problems.
Will it work in different climates? Alan noted when he was in Ohio this winter his iPhone finger print lock didn’t work. The cold dry weather changed his fingers enough that the phone didn’t recognize him. Will it work if your fingers are wet, dirty, or bloody? Probably not. Will it work if you are wearing gloves? NO!
So yeah, I don’t see what this brings to the game.