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31st May 2023 Issue no. 658

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Master Lock unveils innovative Outdoor Biometric Padlock

* Biometric-padlock.jpgMaster Lock, the American security super brand, has launched a weatherproof and attack resistant biometric padlock that allows rapid fingerprint unlocking with no need for a traditional key. Perfect for Airbnb hosts and families alike!

As a back-up, Master Lock has ensured the padlock can also be accessed using directional keypad entry so that the security device. Biometric or directional, the access method is completely the user’s choice.The Outdoor Biometric Padlock can save up to 10 different fingerprints so that access can be shared with your most trusted contacts. 

The easy to setup device allows prints to be stored for two primary users plus eight additional people. First time users will need to unlock using the directional system before fingerprints can be added and removed to revoke access.

The padlock’s zinc casing, boron alloy shackle and double-locking closing system all guarantee a better resistance to attempted attack. In addition, a dual ball bearing locking mechanism has been designed to protect against prying attacks. The easy-to-grip padlock is covered with a thermoplastic elastomer as added protection against the elements.

The replaceable CR2 battery has a one-year life expectancy with a light indicator to alert the user to low energy levels. Master Lock has designed the padlock with a discreet compartment to jump start using a nine-vault battery should the energy completely run out.

Fingerprint recognition technology is now commonplace with consumers since leading smartphone manufacturers have installed * Biometric-padlock2.jpgbiometrics on the latest mobile devices. 65% consumers report that they are at least
somewhat familiar with biometrics whilst 72% of adults have an interest in fingerprint recognition to verify identity*. In fact, the global biometrics market will surpass $70 billion by 2025**.

Master Lock’s 90-plus years of security expertise means users can rely on a product that has been perfected and designed from the ground up by a team of dedicated security professionals at the brand’s headquarters in Wisconsin, USA.

The 4901EURDLHCC Outdoor Biometric Padlock will be available from a variety of retailers including Amazon.co.uk. For more information please visit www.masterlock.eu - SRP from ***£89.00.

*Source: https://usa.visa.com/dam/VCOM/global/visa-everywhere/documents/visa-biometrics-payments-study.pdf

**Source: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/dem/monitor/sites/default/files/Biometrics%20technologies_v2.pdf

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