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Kodiak Industries’ smart gun uses fingerprint technology for gun safety

 

Kodiak Industries in Utah have developed a “smart gun” that uses fingerprint technology for gun safety, reports Good 4 Utah.

The company says the ‘Intelligun‘ can recognize a fingerprint and fire within a second.

Wilford Gentry, President of Kodiak Industries, describes how the technology works. “(What) this system does is sees the electromagnetic difference in the highs and lows in the ridges of your fingerprint. So it turns that into an algorithm, a number. So what the computer is doing is comparing a number to a number not an image to an image.”

Gentry said the sensor has a 1 in 10,000 failure rate. There is also a special key that can make the gun function without the sensor and the battery only needs to be recharged about once a year.

The company invented the gun four years ago, but didn’t put it on the market due to lack of demand. The company is now making a second generation of the guns that are smaller and include a revolver.

Earlier this week, the President of the United States ordered the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security to conduct or sponsor research into gun safety technology and explore the availability of smart gun technology in an effort to find ways to further its use and development.

Gentry says they don’t want to see this technology become a requirement for all guns, just that it should be an option for consumers. “We take the position this is somebody’s right to choose this level of safety if they want it,” he said. “It’s not the government’s job or even place to mandate a requirement.”

Kodiak Industries will start selling the Intelligun once they get enough pre-orders. Gentry says his shop can output 20,000 guns per month.

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