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23.2.2014 The boston Globe.com

High-tech guns could revolutionize firearms industry
One of California’s largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch.The watch’s primary purpose is not to provide accurate time, though it does. The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight. Read more

21.2.2014 international business times.com

Armatix iP1 Is The First 'Smart Gun' Sold In USA
“Armatix,” a German company, has released the first “smart pistol” in the U.S., on sale in California. Their handgun, dubbed the “iP1,” is paired with a smart watch that, when worn, unlocks the pistol for use. To use the watch, the user must first enter a PIN, like they would to unlock a smartphone. In the watch’s absence, or if the watch is out of range, the iP1 cannot be fired. Read more

18.2.2014 the wahington post.com

‘We need the iPhone of guns’: Will smart guns transform the gun industry?
One of California’s largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch. The watch’s primary purpose is not to provide accurate time, though it does. The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight. Read more

1.2.2014 DIGG.COM

Video "This smart gun could save lives! Video
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reports that nearly 200,000 guns are stolen in the U.S. every year. There's a push in Silicon Valley to create technology that will make it impossible to fire stolen firearms.

 

28.11.2013 the economist.COM

Kill switches and safety catches
Arms control: New technologies make it easier to track small arms and stop them working under certain circumstances. To what extent can they prevent the unintended or undesirable use of weapons? More

5.2011: Smart System - THE FUTURE OF THE WEAPON. NOW.

Smart System:
Armatix is presenting the future of the weapon. Now.

An intelligent pistol: Which shooter is authorized for what sort of actions, how many shots have been fired in what timeframe,  when was the last time the weapon has been secured and released, is a shot permitted in the direction of a target the gun sights currently are….? What still sounds to be still a long way off is already reality at Armatix. With Smart System, intelligent electronics finally  has found ist way into the world of handguns.

Smart System consists of an active RFID watch that is responsible for gun access and use.  Microchips in the watch and in the gun communicate with each other. A smart system will only shoot if it is within the range of this watch. It is possible to release the safety mechanism  via the active RFID watch activated by means of a PIN code. As soon as the gun loses radio contact with the watch – e.g. i fit is knocked out of the shooter’s hand or in case of loss, theft etc. – it automatically deactivates itself. Smart System can be linked computer technology  enabling a complete tracking and monitoring of the gun. Using the optional Target Control module the weapon will only function if the gun’s sights are on the  “permitted” target.

Armatix is currently involved in advanced licensing negotiations with several gun manufacturers. In addition, Armatix offers a tried and tested smart system in the form of a development of its own: the iP1 pistol  (.22 LR caliber) and the iW1 active RFID watch. This technology carrier from Armatix is proof that guns with integrated electronic intelligence are already possible and feasable today.

Armatix shifts the issue of gun safety to the 21st century. The company, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, combines the know-how of SimonsVoss, being the European market leder in the sector of electronic lock systems with the experience of using these systems for securing handguns.

5.2011: Quicklock - THE FIRST MECHATRONIC GUN SAFETY MECHANISM WORLDWIDE.

Quicklock: the first mechatronic gun safety mechanism worldwide. From armatix.

No gun cabinet, armoury, trigger lock o mechanical assembly can do this: secure a gun with absolute reliability anytime, anywhere, for any reason and in next to no time. Only Quicklock from Armatix can, the first mechatronic gun safety system since the creation of firearms.

Quicklock consists of two components: a mechatronic blocking device and an „electronic“ key, the so called control unit. The blocking device is exactly sized to correspond to the respective calibre is manually inserted into the cartridge chamber. By application of slight pressure it locks automatically and in this way secures the weapon from within. For release, a link between the blocking device and the control unit has to be established. After successful authentification using PIN code or biometric fingerprint the control unit transmits the release data to the blocking device. After that the device can be removed easily within fractions of a second.

With an Armatix blocking device in the cartridge chamber, the gun is more effectively protected against misuse than in the gun cabinet. Unauthorized violent removal of the Armatix locking element irreparably destroys the gun.

Using Quicklock type of safety mechanism, weapons can be stored or transported together with ammunition – it is impossible to load a cartridge in this secure state!

Armatix shifts the issue of gun safety to the 21st century. The company, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, combines the know-how of SimonsVoss, being the European market leader in the sector of electronic lock systems with the experience of using these systems for securing handguns.

 

5.2011: BASELOCK: ARMATIX PRESENTS NEW MULTI-GUN SAFETY STORAGE DEVICE.

Baselock: Armatix presents new multi-gun safety storage device. 

Armatix Baselock is a complete and highly innovative safety solution for small and large stock of arms. The intelligent stationary system is securing all types of short guns – including their magazines – and connects them to centralized monitoring processes upon request. This opens up completely new dimensions for the user with regard to management as well as monitoring and tracking individual guns or entire stock of arms.

Baselock modules can be combined in any way and mounted in any way required. The holders can be mounted on a table, wall or floor in buildings, cars or special purpose vehicles of all kinds. Baselock modules can be used in any number and combination with one another; every gun is secured individually. Individual removal is only possible after entry of a unique PIN code or via fingerprint or contact-less transponder activation. The entire stock of arms can be removed following centralized or decentralized release using a group code.

The respective pistol or revolver is placed on an Armatix blocking device integrated in a Baselock module and locked by applying slight pressure. By this procedure barrel and chamber will be locked automatically. For release just enter personal PIN code or use fingerprint. After that the respective gun can be removed within seconds. The mechatronic locking device also belongs to one of several patent families of Armatix.

With an Armatix blocking device in the cartridge chamber, the gun is more effectively protected against misuse than in the gun cabinet. Unauthorized violent removal of the Armatix locking element irreparably destroys the gun
Using Baselock type of safety mechanism, weapons can be stored or transported together with ammunition – it is impossible to load a cartridge in this secure state!

Armatix shifts the issue of gun safety to the 21st century. The company, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, combines the know-how of SimonsVoss, being the European market leader in the sector of electronic lock systems with the experience of using these systems for securing handguns.