armatix smartsystem gun safety

Handgun violence is off the charts in this country.  Armatrix hopes to curve that in the coming years with their patented watch locking gun device.

The idea is straightforward:  In order to use the gun the shooter, or hopefully in most cases the officer, must be wearing a watch that unlocks the gun, or for all intents and purposes turns off an electronic safety.  But just in case both devices fall into the wrong hands the system also requires a fingerprint verification, which is checked against a database and can automatically turn off the gun at a pre-specified time. 

If I was an officer and assigned one of these I’d be concerned about it locking up at the wrong time, say when a criminal has them in their sights.

[via Gizmag]


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."