Servocell technology used by ODI to develop fingerprint enabled mobile locks - Embedded.com

Servocell technology used by ODI to develop fingerprint enabled mobile locks

LONDON — ODI Security has developed a prototype mobile lock which combines Servocell’s AL2 Active Latch with its own fingerprint recognition.

The Servocell (Harlow, U.K.) Active Latch technology is a low power solution, creating a viable battery life for small, mobile locks as well as immovable locks. Suitable for range of products from bicycle locks to commercial and domestic cabinets, the prototypes combine ODI Security’s embedded fingerprint modules with the AL2, Servocell’s low power piezoelectric locking module.

Simon Powell, CEO, Servocell, said, “This is a breakthrough in the use of Active Latch technology in a component for locks designed for the consumer market. Biometrics is recognised as a hugely important development in security and combined with the low power needs of the Active Latch, becomes a reality for many locks that will make the consumer’s life simpler – bicycle locks that read your fingerprint, for instance, will be a blessing to any cyclist who knows the problems of lost keys after a ride.”

Prototypes have been made and based on feedback ODI Security will be developing modules specifically for padlocks, bicycle locks, trigger locks, locking systems for both gun and personal safes, cabinet locks for HazMat and other industry security as well as the consumer market for medical, liquor and additional cabinets around the house and in the office.

Rich Slevin, managing director, ODI Security, added, “The low power requirement of Active Latch enables us to put the benefits of biometric technology into small locks such as padlocks or trigger locks for the first time.”

Consumer products are expected to be available with the next six to nine months.

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