Biometric locks can be simply defined as locks that do not
require keys for them to be unlocked but instead require a
Most of these locks require the fingerprint or the eye of
the individual. But the fingerprint lock is the most common
as they can be programmed to accept different fingerprints
of the individuals you trust. The opening mechanism of the
lock determines how the lock is really biometric. The user
can choose different types of locks to go with the biometric
reader, we use deadbolts.
Common uses of the Biometric lock
Majority of these locks are used in homes and offices to
prevent unauthorized access and burglary to such areas.
Companies are going out of their way to secure their trade
secrets by using biometric locks on their premises. All
employees are required to register their biometric data into
the system to allow the locks grant them access to the
premises. The other major use of the biometric lock is on
safes (gun cabinets) to make them extra secure and
impregnable to anyone trying to access their contents.
Benefits of using Biometric locks. First, it provides extra
security to your house or safe thus giving you a peace of
mind. Because they are very advanced and unique they are
very secure and very hard to crack. Another added benefit of
a biometric lock is that you do not have to keep looking for
your keys every time you need to open your door. The stress
of losing your keys is also avoided.( in the case of Gun
cabinets preventing you losing your license if anybody was
to access your cabinet unauthorised). Biometric locks are
much easier and faster to use. Their user-friendliness makes
it easy for anyone to use them. This is quite contrary to
the key lock where people had a habit of copying keys in
order to gain unauthorized entry. The biometric locks can be
easily installed on all types of doors and can be integrated
into oneís security system (gun cabinet). Biometric locks
also have a battery back-up for use in case of power
failure. This makes them reliable at all times.
So what makes Bio-metric locks Ė a tough nut to crack?
Biometric locks are a pain to lock crackers due to their
unique locking mechanisms. For instance for a biometric
fingerprint lock, the lock picker will have a hard time in
overriding the fingerprint system since all fingerprints are
unique and canít be copied. Even if they have all the tools
necessary for cracking the lock, without the fingerprint of
the owner all the efforts will yield to nothing.
Biometric locks are quite sturdy as they are built to
provide extra security needs. The materials used in the
making of the locks are durable and can withstand harsh
environments such as extreme temperatures and forces. These
qualities make it difficult for a potential thief to break
into the lock and into your Gun cabinet. Many have tried to
crack these locks but in the end give up.