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February 24, 2020

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Biometric padlock unveiled by Master Lock

Master Lock has launched a weather durable and attack robust biometric padlock that is said to allow for rapid fingerprint unlocking with no need for a traditional key. The company says the product is ideal for those managing large work sites or properties.

Fingerprint recognition technology is now commonplace with consumers since leading smartphone manufacturers have installed biometrics on the latest mobile devices. 65% consumers report that they are at least somewhat familiar with biometrics whilst 72% of adults have an interest in fingerprint recognition to verify identity. In fact, the global biometrics market is said to surpass $70 billion by 2025.

MasterLock-BiometricPadlock-20As a back-up, the padlock can also be accessed using a directional keypad entry system – the user can define which mechanism they’d prefer.

The outdoor Biometric Padlock can save up to 10 different fingerprints – prints can be stored for two primary users, plus eight additional people. First time users will need to unlock using the directional system before fingerprints can be added and removed to revoke access.

The padlock’s zinc casing, boron alloy shackle and double-locking closing system all guarantee a better resistance to attempted attack, according to Master Lock. In addition, a dual ball bearing locking mechanism has been designed to protect against prying attacks. The padlock is covered with a thermoplastic elastomer as added protection against the elements.

The replaceable CR2 battery has a one-year life expectancy with a light indicator to alert the user to low energy levels. Master Lock has designed the padlock with a discreet compartment to jump start using a nine-vault battery, should the energy completely run out.

Find out more about the 4901EURDLHCC Outdoor Biometric Padlock.

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