In the latest statistics report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been an increase in the number of Americans dying from gun-related injuries since 2021. To somehow lessen the problem, the first-ever Biometric smart gun has finally arrived on the U.S. market.
This month, Biofire, a start-up company in Colorado, started pre-orders for the personalized weapon, designed with advanced features including integrated fingerprint verification and 3D infrared facial detection that can only be fired by authorized users.
According to the tech company, the 9mm smart gun can detect fingerprints and faces even if the person is wearing protective gear such as gloves and masks. For verified users, this firearm works without codes and buttons required. Moreover, your smart gun will never cause firearm incidents or gun violence in anyone else’s hands as it only fires for the people that the authenticated user chooses.
Biofire’s CEO and Founder Kai Kloepfer affirmed that the smart weapon is designed to prevent accidental shootings by children, lessen gun-based suicides, and protect police from gun grabs. In 2012, The 26-year-old businessman began exploring technology to improve gun safety following the shooting that killed 12 people and wounded more people at a midnight screening of the Batman film in Denver.
“Biofire’s approach is totally novel: we’ve applied high-precision engineering principles to make a meaningful impact on preventable firearm deaths among children. No one had tried that before. As a result, Biofire is now offering the most technologically advanced consumer firearm the industries have ever seen. This is a new era in firearm safety driven by ambition and optimism, motivated by the idea that we can in fact help save people’s lives,” Kloepfer said in an ABC News article.
The Biofire Smart Gun is available for the enrollment of multiple users to personalize settings and safe storage.
The weapon can now be pre-ordered for $1, 499. Meanwhile, the delivery services will take place next year.
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