Fingerprint Immobiliser


Whilst surfing the web we came across this little gadget – the ATRD M10 fingerprint scanner, after keyless entry I guess this development was inevitable.

When you get into your car, pop the key in the ignition and twist until the electrics begin to work. Then place your finger on the scanner and wait for the green LED to tell you that you’re allowed to use the car. If you're not recognised the car won't start.

The system itself uses wireless modules within the car to immobilise it – making the whole system nigh on impossible to find and remove if you don’t know what you’re looking for.


The system can store up to ten prints and there is even a ‘valet mode’ so you can turn it off when the car is being cleaned/maintained by someone not on your list of ten special people.

There are different modules available for the M10, making it compatible with any alarm or immobiliser system.

Looking at the pictures it doesn't look neat enough to be production ready, but as ideas go, it's not a bad one.....not sure what happens if it goes wrong though.

 

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  • Hendry 23 Aug 2007


    Finrgrpint? I am amazed you found anything on the web with those typing skills. smile

  • Garlick 23 Aug 2007

    Hendry said:
    Finrgrpint? I am amazed you found anything on the web with those typing skills. smile
    rofl GOY, you're sacked!

    Err, I subbed it though paperbag



    Edited by Garlick on Thursday 23 August 13:19

  • dnb 23 Aug 2007

    Can it tell the difference between a finger that is attached to a hand and one that isn't?

  • Tim330 23 Aug 2007

    dnb said:
    Can it tell the difference between a finger that is attached to a hand and one that isn't?
    Probably not one recently detached. Something else to worry about if a car thief breaks into your house at night. He won't just be after your possesions and car keys!

  • stuartrav 23 Aug 2007

    Doubt it can tell the difference between an attached or severed finger.

    Someone willing to steal a car probably also won't be too concerned about chopping off someones finger. I would much rather give someone my keys than my finger! Somehow I doubt said thief is going to give you the time / allow you to adjust the settings to valet mode.

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