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Bill Dufour
10-01-2019, 2:18 PM
I see they make affordable door locks that use fingerrprint readers to open them. Any experience on how reliable they are. How about with dirty hands in the shop. cuts, paint spots etc.

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Jamie Buxton
10-01-2019, 3:47 PM
For a while, Apple made a big deal about using your fingerprint to unlock your phone. It may work okay for younger people, but it fails quite a bit on older people -- for instance me. It turns out that as we get older our fingerprints go away.

Edwin Santos
10-01-2019, 6:25 PM
For a while, Apple made a big deal about using your fingerprint to unlock your phone. It may work okay for younger people, but it fails quite a bit on older people -- for instance me. It turns out that as we get older our fingerprints go away.

I wonder if face recognition might have the same flaw for the aging. For me it might be an improvement!

Bryan Rocker
10-02-2019, 5:32 PM
My Iphone X has facial recognition and it works pretty good, only a few times its failed but then I just put in my code. Biometric devices are great when there is power, but they are worthless when the power is out.

Frank Pratt
10-02-2019, 6:33 PM
The fingerprint reader on my phone works very well... until I try to use it after doing some sanding.

Adam Herman
10-02-2019, 6:56 PM
The fingerprint reader on my phone works very well... until I try to use it after doing some sanding.

or you get a sliver in that finger.

Stan Calow
10-02-2019, 8:08 PM
Dealing with this now on my phone. Finger won't read because I got CA glue on it will filling some cracks on a project. It eventually wears off. Also had problems in the past with a blister, paint, and a cut. Need to have a backup way to get into a door lock.

Jim Becker
10-02-2019, 9:13 PM
Um, if you're worried about a "damaged" finger getting in the way...input more than one finger including at least one from the opposite hand. That's how I handle authenticating with my new Macbook Pro and Professor Dr SWMBO is accessing her new Dell laptop I bought her the same way. I did the same for my previous iPhone that had the finger print reader. (My current one uses facial identification)

For a locket, it's likely that multiple fingers can be loaded and I'd be surprised if there wasn't a key override, too, but I'm not familiar with the locks.