As the series of shootings and gun violence continues in the US, technology may eventually prove to be an important tool to stop it. That is if it ever reaches a large market.
Since the mid-1990s, companies around the world have been working on advanced gun safety technology. Indeed, gun safety technology has become a cottage industry, with smaller firearms companies eyeing firearms threats.
Of course, as with anything related to guns, there is a debate about whether the so-called “smart guns” that rely on technology to increase security are actually an improvement. Organizations like the Smart Tech Challenge Foundation argue that adding intelligent technology such as biometrics can save people’s lives. The San Francisco-based organization, which has given $ 1 million to “innovators” working on gun-safety technology, says it is possible to make firearms safe for gun owners, their families and their communities with the help of the technology industry.”
Handgun Trigger Safety Act
Earlier this year, Democratic senators Ed Markey (D-Mass) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) introduced a bill called the
“Handgun Trigger Safety Act” and pointed to evidence of advances in gun technology as “smart. Guns “are viable. the option. If the bill was signed into law, “personalization technology” would require handgun vendors to “retrofit” guns, which would only let the owners shoot them. The bill would also require American handgun manufacturers to manufacture guns with that privatization technology within five years.
Not long before this was done by critics attacking the bill, and smart guns. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action says it is neither against smart guns nor do Americans own it. But it “opposes any law that prohibits Americans from acquiring or possessing firearms that do not possess smart gun technology.”
However, after the last several years of mass shootings, including the latest attack in San Bernardino, California. This week’s calls for more gun safety are increasing. Meanwhile, technology is advancing in the interest of advanced gun safety. Here are some ideas:
Aramatix iP1: The Aramatix iP1 looks like a standard handgun, but it comes with a twist: only the owner can fire it. The IP1 will only shoot if it is within 10 inches of a particular watch worn by the owner. And must be activated by a five-digit pin that is valid for just eight hours before being reset. If the PIN is entered correctly and they are wearing a watch, the owner will only be able to fire with the gun. If any of those elements are missing, the gun is worthless.
Gun box: Gun box is a safe built to store handguns in the home. Secure facilities feature biometric fingerprint scanners, only to ensure that authorized owners can access the gun inside themselves. In addition, Secure comes with an RFID scanner that can open its door wirelessly when owners pass. The RFID is also made into a ring, which the owner wears without using a fingerprint, and eventually to open.
RFID Guns: Radio frequencies are also being tested for gun safety. The Smart Tech Challenges Foundation is helping to fund firearms. That will come with RFID chips capable of capturing and storing them internally. RFID chips manufactured in firearms communicate with the ring or watch worn by the gun owner. If the RFID receivers are within a few inches of each other, the owner will be able to fire the gun. If not, the gun cannot be fired.
Fingerprint Technology: Several teams at the Smart Tech Challenge Foundation are working on creating biometric technology for gun safes. Firearms will be manufactured with fingerprint scanners, some like smartphones. The gun will shoot only after an authorized owner verifies his or her fingerprint. Scanners can be held in many areas, including guns.
TriggerSmart: TriggerSmart is another company that manufactures RFID in guns. Its technology similarly depends on the gun owner wearing a ring that communicates with a small RFID chip in the stock or grip of a firearm. If the firearms are too far from the ring. OR someone else tries to use it, the gun will not fire.
Looking ahead, it is difficult to say what the future holds for smart gun technology. While people are actively looking for ways to make firearms safer. No major gun manufacturer is selling smart guns on a wide scale. Indeed, in April, Fortune wrote that a dealer tried to sell the Aromatics iP1. He told Fortune not to use his last name or to identify where he lives. reason? He is afraid for his life. The last two gun dealers, who tried to sell smart guns. Were threatened by anonymous callers. Those dealers were told that they would be put into the business. Or perhaps, even killed, because they were selling smart guns.