First Smart Gun for Sale in the US

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the development of “smart guns” – firearms that incorporate technology to ensure they can only be used by authorized individuals. Basically, smart guns are designed to either detect the presence of their authorized user(s) or a unique identifier possessed only by these individuals.

Image of The BioFire Smart Gun while it’s activated. Source: The BioFire Smart Gun for NPR

Biofire, a US headquartered company, is a leader in the development of smart guns, and they recently introduced a firearm that operates similarly to conventional firearms but features a biometric verification system. The Guardian Biometric Engine, exclusively available from Biofire, utilizes state-of-the-art fingerprint and 3D facial recognition systems to instantly authenticate the user’s identity and unlock the gun.

The release of Biofire’s new smart gun has recently commenced, with pre-orders to all 50 states in the US now open on the company’s website and the option of choosing your design, for a starting price of $1,499. According to NPR, CEO Kai Kloepfer demonstrated the gun’s impressive capabilities by picking it up, causing the biometric system to activate and a green light to indicate authorization, as seen in the image above. Shipping of the Biofire smart gun is slated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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