New Mobile App Tracks Personal Firearms, Remotely Locks and Unlocks Trigger

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | May 21, 2013 | 3:35 PM EDT

A tech startup company has developed new technology that will allow gun owners to remotely control firearms from anywhere in the world.

Yardarm Technologies, LLC today announced "Yardarm Safety First;" new technology that allows gun owners "to remotely engage or disengage the trigger safety on any of their personal firearms from anywhere in the world."

The "Yardarm Sensor," touted as the "world's first wireless firearm safety technology," can be installed on any gun.

It provides users with wireless, real- time control of the trigger safety, motion detection and geo-location tracking. It also sends the gun's owner a real-time alert "within milliseconds" if the weapon is moved or handled.

According to a Yardarm press release:

"Gun owners are immediately alerted via a mobile device applet if their firearm is picked up or handled by an unauthorized individual.  Using the mobile app or secure website, the gun owner can instantly engage or disengage the trigger safety on the weapon upon motion sensing."

The technology offers a reporting and analytics feature which gathers real time information and stores historical reports regarding the firearm's location and use.

The company will be demonstrating a prototype of the new technology at the 2013 CTIA Conference in Las Vegas, May 21st - 23rd, 2013. It plans to make the product available for sale in early 2014.

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