Shot in the Mouth as a Teen, Inventor Goes on to Create a Biometric Trigger Lock

By: | June 6th, 2014

At age 16, Omer Kiyani was riding around with some of his buddies when he got shot in the mouth by an unidentified person outside of the vehicle.

The shooter has not been caught to this day. Kiyani’s wounds and physical appearance are fine, but one thing always stayed with him since the shooting.

The only thing the police found out was that the gun was not registered to the person who pulled the trigger.

Kiyani, now a gun owner himself, recently launched a startup called Sentinl. His new company’s goal is to increase gun safety and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and children.

Kiyani has created a technology he calls Indentilock, which is a detachable, biometric trigger that can only be disengaged with the gun owner’s specific fingerprint. There is also a feature that allows you to create multiple authorized users to unlock the gun should you want this capability.

“Once the sensor is activated, it sends a signal to disengage and the clamp drops off in one second,” Kiyani says.

Identilock is already compliant with FBI standards, glows in the dark, and is rechargeable.

Not to mention, Sentinl is close to securing a patent for its new technology.

According to Kiyani, Sentinl’s number one priority is quite simple. “Our goal is to make gun owners more responsible for safety.”

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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