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Want a better padlock? TappLock is probably your best bet

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 30 Jan 2016, 7:00am

Want a better padlock? TappLock is probably your best bet

The padlock, a tool that has long been used to keep something secured, is finally getting its 21st century make over. Pishon Labs’s has unveiled their TappLock and TappLock Lite, solid steel padlocks that uses your fingerprint to lock or unlock it.

The TappLock uses your fingerprint to lock/unlock and can double as a battery bank.

The steel constructed padlocks ensure your valuables are protected, while the fingerprint sensor ensures the devices can be easily unlocked with a tap of your finger (in 0.8 seconds!). If someone is trying to break the TappLock, the lock will blare an alarm, and you will receive a notification on your smartphone.

TappLock uses a lithium ion battery that can last for up to three years on a single charge, it can also notify you when its power becomes low via an LED. Being water resistant as well, the TappLock can be used in virtually any environment.

The innovations doesn't stop there - in case you smartphone is running low on power, the TappLock conveniently doubles up as a charger.

The TappLock Lite is more suitable for travellers, due to its lighter weight.

If you are sharing a TappLock with friends or family, up to 1,000 finger prints can be stored, and you can remotely grant access to the lock via the TappLock app. In addition, you can use your smartphone to unlock the TappLock using Bluetooth too.

TappLock Lite differs by excluding the battery bank functionality, to make it lighter and more suitable for travelers. Currently, the project is more than 60 percent funded and is slated to hit the streets between October and November 2016.

You can back the TappLock Lite and TappLock for US$29 (~RM121) and US$66 (~RM275) respectively.

Source: androidcentral