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Biometric door handle and fingerprint bike lock makers surpass goals in crowdfunding campaigns

Biometric door handle and fingerprint bike lock makers surpass goals in crowdfunding campaigns

Walsun has developed a biometric fingerprint lock for bikes, e-bikes and motorcycles that weighs only 220g and unlocks in under one second, writes Geeky Gadgets.

The lock is built from 304 stainless steel and can be used by multiple people as it registers as many as 40 fingerprints. It is available for purchase on Kickstarter for $59, 46 percent off the recommended retail price. With 22 days to go in the campaign the project has met its goal. Worldwide shipping is announced for April 2020.

The capacitive fingerprint sensor recognizes rich fingerprint textures, and will reject silicone and gelatin fingerprints. The Walsun team spent approximately one year developing the lock.

California-based company U-tec has developed Ultraloq Lever, a 4-in-1 smart biometric door handle for single hole doors, the company announced.

The gadget can be used as a Bluetooth-enabled fingerprint and touchscreen lock or it can be controlled remotely with a smartphone app. It easily integrates with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT and Apple Watch.

Ultraloq includes a number of top features including advanced fingerprint identification, anti-peep touchscreen, an eKey or access code for family, guests or service people to enter home, an optional bridge WiFi adaptor for remote control of the door lock, a mechanical key for backup in case of emergency, auto lock function, dual data encryption, and DIY installation to be installed on any US standard doors.

U-tec Inc. raised more than USD $196,000 from 1,041 backers in an Indiegogo campaign that just finished. The company goal was to raise $20,000.

In December the X One electric bike with facial recognition raised more than USD $271,000 in an Indiegogo campaign. Fingerprint bike lock ZiiLock also ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last year. Dubbed the “first foldable biometric bike guard,” it raised more than 10 times the original goal.

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