Biometric Deadbolts – Kwikset SmartScan Resources
Curious about the new fingerprint deadbolt coming out in June from Kwikset? Kwikset bills it as the “worldâ€™s first residential biometric keyless entry system”. “Right now it’s the only one of its kind for residential,” said Leo Hancock, a sales manager for Black & Decker. “It’s the wave of the future.” Consumer Reports has a video demonstration, taped at the recent International Buildersâ€™ Show in Orlando, FL. Highlights from the Consumer Reports advance product review and other research:
- easy to use
- swipe to open
- tap 3 times to lock
- sub dermal finger scan – works with dirty fingers
- programmable for 50+ fingerprints
- lock out feature – temporary access at specific days and times
- backup key
- replaces a standard deadbolt
- standalone – uses AA batteries
- RF Technology
- Grade-1 security
From the press release:
â€œConsumer acceptance of biometric technology is accelerating,â€ says Eric Lundquist, director of brand marketing for Kwikset. â€œIt is currently available on portable hard drives and IBM ThinkPad computers, as well as in grocery store checkouts, gas stations and automobiles. Biometrics is an emerging technology that gives consumers an increased level of home protection and peace of mind.â€
Kwiksetâ€™s SmartScan is specifically designed as an effective, yet stylish alternative to the bulky, undistinguished industrial biometric security systems currently available. It delivers a sleek, attractive designer look and feel, with its biometric fingerprint reader stealthily integrated into the overall design. SmartScan is available in a variety of finishes, which carry a lifetime anti-tarnish warranty. SmartScanâ€¦it puts security and convenience right at your fingertips.
More preview information can be obtained directly from Kwikset’s website, www.kwikset.com.
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