Bye Bye Keys, Hello Face Recognition Door Lock

By Charlie White
|  Friday, Dec 11, 2009  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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Bye Bye Keys, Hello Face Recognition Door Lock

Hello future.

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Here's the lock of the future.

This Chinavision facial recognition door lock is packing a couple of night vision cameras, using accurate 3D tech to recognize your face in a fraction of a second. It's designed to store up to 500 faces, functioning as an electronic time clock for businesses.

But we think it's like something out of a James Bond movie, and want to put one of these $456 devices in our abode, letting us eschew house keys from now on.

If you are a business owner, this techno-tattletale could come in handy, recording exactly who's coming and going and at what hours. But we'd rather use it at home, gazing into its twin cameras for less than a second as it pops open the door.

Couple this with keyless entry for cars, and the humble key will be a thing of the past. Maybe computers could be routinely equipped with this tech, too, so we would no longer need passwords.


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