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Yardarm technology for safe guns

Staff writer |
Yardarm Technologies made a wireless device that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved and disable it via mobile phone.

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The technology was demonstrated at a wireless technology conference in Las Vegas. Capitola presented its technology at the right moment: lawmakers around the United States are considering laws that would require new guns to include technology that limit who can fire them.

The new technology would trigger an alarm on an owner's mobile phone if a gun is moved, and the owner than can disable the gun with a single click. New guns would come with a microchip and antenna, and that would add about $50 to the cost of a gun, and about $12 a year for the service.

"The idea is to connect gun owners more directly with their guns, no matter what the circumstance," said Robert Stewart, CEO of Yardarm Technologies.

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