American engineers developed a sensor that allows you to remotely monitor in real time when the police use the weapon, pulls it out holster and firing.
In addition, the fixed geographical location of the gun, and the direction in which the shot is aimed at the trunk. The new technology is already being field tested in some police stations the United States.
The technology does not imply a mechanical impact on the weapon, and can not, for example, put it on the fuse. The main goal of the project, which implements a startup Yardarm Technologies, – notify colleagues in difficult situation cop who, for objective reasons, can not communicate their position and call for help.
According to an early draft of developers, users of the system were to become citizens in possession of a firearm. In the case in their absence someone tried to take possession of it, the owner would receive a notification on your smartphone and blocked the weapon remotely.
In Yardarm Technologies did not specify whether they would refuse to implement the latest features.
According to AP, this technology carries certain risks as possible interception of the locking device. Criticizes note that not against the occurrence of such weapons, but we can not allow the use of technology was a must for all.