The post-Newtown push for gun control has moved from Washington to Silicon Valley: a new technology unveiled Tuesday allows gun owners to disable a weapon from afar.
Yardarm Technologies demonstrated their new technology, “Yardarm Safety First” at a Las Vegas Conference Tuesday. Gun owners can install a sensor on any of their weapons that will notify them via mobile app if someone else picks up their gun. From a smartphone, tablet or computer, owners can then engage or disengage the trigger safety on the weapon.
“Suppose you and your family are on vacation in Las Vegas, and your firearm is back at home. Wouldn’t you want to know in real time if an intruder or worse, a child is handling your gun?” said Bob Stewart, CEO, Yardarm Technologies. “With Yardarm, you could immediately disable the firearm, notify local law enforcement, and maintain location awareness. We want the gun owner to stay connected to their firearm, no matter what the circumstance.”