biometric locks

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock Brings New Fingerprint Lock Accessories to CES

Tapplock is demoing a handful of new accessories at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. The accessories are designed primarily for the company’s enterprise level clients. The highlight is the Tapplock box 2.0, which takes advantage of Bluetooth technology to make it easier for companies to enroll new fingerprints in its enterprise software platform.…

Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Hampton Introduces Biometric Smart Locks at CES 2020

Security hardware company Hampton Products unveiled its new lineup of smart locks at CES in Las Vegas this week, including the BenjiLock by Hampton, which is biometrics-enabled. Users can choose between the BenjiLock Via — which comes in both internet connected and non-connected formats — or the BenjiLock Luca, a non-connected version which is more…

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

The fleet management company Skypatrol has integrated Ipsidy’s mobile authentication tech into a new line of biometric locks designed specifically for the trucking industry. The SkyOne lock is opened with a facial recognition scan performed through the Ipsidy Access app, which allows companies to ensure that only enrolled and authorized users are able to gain…

New Electric Scooter is Secured by Smartphone Biometrics

New Electric Scooter is Secured by Smartphone Biometrics

Gogoro has unveiled a lightweight electric scooter that was built to provide a more sustainable alternative to 50-100cc gas scooters in urban environments. Unlike previous Gogoro scooters, the new VIVA Smartscooter has a single battery, but can still run for up to 85km per battery swap and is ideal for short trips in the city.…

More People are Installing Smart Locks in Their Own Homes

More People are Installing Smart Locks in Their Own Homes

A new report from Parks Associates suggests that smart door locks are becoming more and more popular with modern homeowners, who are increasingly taking security into their own hands and installing the technology themselves. The firm’s DIY Home Security Tracker found that while only 39 percent of smart locks were installed by homeowners in 2016,…

Foldable Biometric Bike Lock in Crowdfunding Phase

Foldable Biometric Bike Lock in Crowdfunding Phase

“The ZiiLock can store up to 20 authorized fingerprints, and leverages AES 256 encryption for its Bluetooth functionality…” ZiiLock has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its new foldable biometric bike lock, which allows bikers to secure their bikes with fingerprint recognition or a contactless security key linked to their smartphone. The lock will eventually retail…

Tapplock Brings Enterprise-Level Biometric Padlocks to ISC West

Tapplock Brings Enterprise-Level Biometric Padlocks to ISC West

Tapplock is showcasing its latest biometric padlock at this week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. The Tapplock one+ can hold up to 500 authorized fingerprints, making it an ideal solution for enterprises that need to be able to provide secure access to large numbers of employees. Companies can also use Tapplock enterprise to monitor…

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton Products has introduced a new BenjiLock designed specifically for travel. The original BenjiLock is a biometric padlock that opens with a fingerprint scan and eliminates the need to remember a combination or a key. The TSA Travel/Luggage Lock is meant to be more portable, making it an ideal solution for those looking to secure…

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

BIO-key to Unveil New Biometric Locks at CES 2019

“… BIO-key has announced new TouchLock Carabiner locks offering extra-tough security for bikes, scooters, and motorcycles; and a ‘Smart Commercial Lock’ solution called the SCL System, which is meant for industrial and commercial use.” With the year’s biggest show in consumer technology about to get underway, BIO-key is preparing to debut its latest biometric lock…

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

Fingerprints Partners with China-Based Door Lock Firms

“The agreement appears to reflect Fingerprint Cards’ recent strategy of diversification with respect to the applications of its biometric technology.” New partnerships with two China-based firms open the door to smart lock integrations for Fingerprints‘ biometric technology. The Sweden-based company announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Synodata and Jianfeng. Both of…

BIO-key CEO to Present at Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference

BIO-key CEO to Present at Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference

“We are grateful to Imperial for inviting us to participate at the conference over the past several years as we’ve found it to be a great platform to expand awareness of BIO-key’s secure solutions and extend our strategic relationships.”- Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key CEO, Mike DePasquale, will deliver a presentation at the 15th annual Imperial…

Tapplock Announces New Fingerprint Biometric Lock and More

Tapplock Announces New Fingerprint Biometric Lock and More

Tapplock, an early pioneer of the biometric lock concept, has unveiled a new version of its fingerprint-scanning lock and a new enterprise platform. The company first announced its initial Tapplock device back in January of 2016, and while fingerprint-scanning locks still haven’t gone mainstream, it has seen a growing number of rivals follow it into…

BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks Come to America Thanks to Amazon

BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks Come to America Thanks to Amazon

“The U.S. launch of our TouchLock Bike padlock line via Amazon builds upon the excitement and sales momentum we have already initiated in Asia. We are excited to extend the reach of this product into the U.S. where we are optimistic about the sales prospects for the upcoming holiday season.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key…

BIO-key’s Share Offering Delivers More Capital Than Anticipated

BIO-key’s Share Offering Delivers More Capital Than Anticipated

BIO-key‘s share offering did better than expected, bringing in gross proceeds of $2.1 million. The move was announced last week, with BIO-key putting forward an underwritten offering of 1,200,000 shares of common stock together with warrants to purchase up to 900,000 more. The offering was closed on August 24th, with BIO-key announcing that it had…

BIO-key CEO Keeps Focus on Year-End in Q2 Update

BIO-key CEO Keeps Focus on Year-End in Q2 Update

BIO-key didn’t see as much business in the second quarter as its leadership had anticipated, but its net loss has improved in the company’s latest fiscal update. Revenues for the quarter came in at $748,141, down from $886,881 in Q2 of 2017. In a statement announcing the results, BIO-key said the decline was “due principally…

BIO-key to Launch New Biometric Locks at Design Tokyo Expo

BIO-key to Launch New Biometric Locks at Design Tokyo Expo

BIO-key is going to participate in next week’s Design Tokyo expo, and will take the opportunity to show off two new product offerings. The event is aimed at showcasing “marketable” products, representing an opportunity for BIO-key to get its biometric consumer offerings in front of potential clients and partners. So the company is planning to…

Biometric Tech Comprised 67 Percent of Digital Door Lock Market Last Year: TMR

Biometric Tech Comprised 67 Percent of Digital Door Lock Market Last Year: TMR

Biometric technology is increasingly standard fare in digital door lock systems, suggests a new publication by Transparency Market Research. The firm has released a new report looking at the overall ‘Digital Door Lock Systems Market’, in which it asserts that biometric door lock systems accounted for 67 percent of the market last year. In 2025, such…

IBOX Ditches Lock and Key for Biometrics

IBOX Ditches Lock and Key for Biometrics

Barska Biometrics has announced a new storage device in its lineup of products. The IBOX does away with the lock and key, and instead employs dual fingerprint scanners. The secure storage solution offers 410 cubic inches of space, and each of its two its fingerprint scanners (the second on’e a backup) have a 500 DPI…