How a small company is trying to make security doors safer for its employees
Posted On August 6, 2021
A small, start-up in Colorado has developed a system that locks up doors and security cages.
The door lock uses ultrasonic waves to create a sort of curtain.
It is a tiny device, but its effectiveness is clear.
The doors are locked when the device is on, and the doors open automatically when the door is shut.
This is how security is supposed to work.
A door is usually not an object.
But this one is.
“When we’ve got someone in there, we want to keep them safe,” said Josh O’Donnell, the chief technology officer of the Denver-based company.
“The security barrier doesn’t need to be as big as a car door, it just needs to be a door.”
Security has been a growing concern for companies, including Amazon, which announced plans to replace its entire security network with a system using security cameras.
But it has also been used by government agencies to spy on citizens.
One of the biggest obstacles to turning security into a standard feature in businesses has been privacy concerns.
“We have to keep it private,” said O’Brien, who is also an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.
That means no one has to know who you are.
“But it’s a big concern for people who want to know about their data,” he said.
The lock-up is a key innovation, because it reduces the risk of someone breaking into the company.
The security system was first presented at the RSA Security Summit in Las Vegas last month.
Security researcher Jason Bittles said the lock-down system works by using the ultrasonic wave to create an invisible barrier between the device and the user.
The barrier creates a kind of barrier between people and information.
That allows the device to work by its own logic, rather than relying on human judgement.
Security experts are looking for other ways to make it work, and it could eventually become the standard for doors.
The idea of a door being locked when someone enters is a familiar one, but the idea of an invisible door is a new one.
But the company behind the project is using a different method.
It has a system called an “anti-collision alarm,” which uses ultrasonics to lock up doors when a person is inside.
When the ultrasonic wave is used to lock the door, the barrier is pushed back, and when the barrier touches the floor, the door locks.
The ultrasonic beam works on the surface of the door instead of the wall, making it harder for the device’s sensors to sense a person’s presence.
That makes it easier to detect someone attempting to break into a facility.
In a security environment, this is a huge advantage.
But, like many technologies, it has its challenges.
It could take a lot of time for the system to be perfected.
Also, because the device itself is invisible, the company could potentially be subject to the same kinds of attacks as any other surveillance system.
That could also make it more difficult to use the technology for routine purposes.
That’s the big question.
What’s in a name?
O’Neill and Bitts have a big idea.
The system is called the door lock, and they are hoping that it will be able to be built into doors and other common items.
They also want to make the system affordable.
They want to put it on the shelves of stores, and sell it as a home security system.
“I think this could be a very disruptive technology, because there are millions of people who will never need it,” said Bitt, a senior research scientist in electrical engineering at Colorado State University.