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Fingerprint Padlock 

Another useful gadget from those clever people In Hong Kong, this time a padlock that can truly only be opened by you because it has no key and can only be opened by your finger so be it a box, a door or anything else the contents inside are yours alone.

padlock finger print sensor
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Things like SmartPhones or Notebooks have had the security from Finger scans for a while now you can protect bigger things from your kids or others and you cannot lose the key as it is controlled by your finger.

The hasp is .5cm so quite substantial, the lock itself is 4.6x4.6x1.5cm and the total weight is 126grams.

Setting up the padlock is fully described in the instructions. You become the Administrator. Should you wish you could then setup a second person’s access and should you wish at a later time this access can be withdrawn by the Administrator’s finger.

The unit has a battery which can be recharged from the Micro USB socket on the right side of the unit this is behind a rubber bung so it should be waterproof.

Also supplied are a Micro USB to USB cable to facilitate charging you are told when you need to charge by a red LED. All this and the full setup instructions on a five side well illustrated card in the box.

Once you have completed the setup (you need to press the finger or thumb ten times using various parts of the digit) then you can lock the padlock, a short press has it automatically open. If like me you are curious you then try various other fingers and it does not open.

Study the setup card to find out what the various coloured lights of the LED (red, blue and green) mean.

While this worked fine for me my testing period was not long enough for the battery to need charging and to find out what happens if it is allowed to go flat before recharge.

Another thing what happens if you cut the finger you use to open the padlock and you get a scar across a good part of the finger – no my dedication to a good review does not go as far as body mutilation – I assume unless the damage is large the ten presses you did should still work. You could of course setup a second finger as the second user.

Fingerprint Lock is available from the link below for $45 (US) around £35 and they offer free worldwide delivery.

https://usb.brando.com/smart-fingerprint-padlock_p19754c0040d015.html

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