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A different kind of smart gun


Yardarm Technologies' sensor is a small device that goes inside gun handles and provides dispatchers with real-time geo-location tracking information on the weapon. The Yardarm Sensor also sends alerts when a weapon is unholstered or fired, and it can "record the direction of aim, providing real-time tactical value for commanders and providing crime scene investigators valuable data for prosecution," the company said.

It's intended market is police officers, and because it doesn't seem designed to interfere with the decision to fire the weapon and isn't seeking a government mandate, it may avoid the problems normally associated with "smart" guns in the gun community. But it's not quite that simple:

The 18-month-old startup has raised about $1.5 million so far and has radically altered its business model. Initially, the company focused on the consumer firearms market, but it ran into controversy. It was hawking technology that would allow private gun owners the ability to remotely lock a weapon. If a weapon was moved—or stolen—an alarm would alert the owner's mobile phone. The owner would have the option to remotely disable the weapon from being fired.

Yeah, I'm not going to trust that they have changed their spots. This project can die on the vine as far as I am concerned.

This entry was published Fri Oct 24 16:35:24 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-10-24 16:07:37.0. [Tweet]

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