When a biometric device becomes lost, stolen, or stolen with another device, it can take a long time to be retrieved.
In order to prevent that from happening, a biometrics company called Niantic Labs has released a tool to automatically lock the device after its owner has left the room.
The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with a biometry reader and is supposed to be able to automatically identify people who use the device.
In a press release, Nianti said the tool is only available in the United States, Germany, Spain, and Canada, but that it has plans to expand the tool’s capabilities to other countries and to provide other biometric devices.
The company claims the tool has been in development since 2013 and was developed in partnership with Microsoft.
The device was first released as part of a public beta in October 2016, but it has yet to receive the necessary support to make it into the main version of the app.
The Niantics app was originally designed for mobile devices and the company claims it was intended to be a companion app to the Niantica API, which it claims will allow users to quickly create and update their biometric data.
However, Nivi Labs’ public release of the tool on March 25 does not explicitly mention any specific devices, instead highlighting a series of categories for which it can unlock devices.
One of those categories is devices that are “reusable” and can be used again.
The devices are typically used for certain functions, such as the identification of a person, the location of an item, and the presence of a camera.
Nianta’s tool will only unlock devices that have been used by users for a specific period of time, meaning a device that has been lost for a year or more will not unlock.
To be able make this determination, Nifl is using a unique identifier known as a biograph, which is a cryptographic hash of a fingerprint or other data stored on a device.
For example, if a user has stored his fingerprint in an old wallet, he can use the Niflica app to unlock the device with the fingerprint of a deceased person, who has been presumed dead for some time.
However (and perhaps unsurprisingly), the tool will not automatically unlock devices with a fingerprint that has not been used for more than a day, which can be a problem when dealing with the massive number of biometric identifiers currently being generated each day.
While Nianticon Labs did not disclose how many devices it currently has in the database, a previous version of Niantichs app showed that there were a total of 2.6 million biometric IDs in the app database, of which 2.8 million were already unlocked.
Users who had previously purchased an Niantican product would be able unlock more devices by purchasing a new Niflik device, which was not included in the public release.
Nifilas main goal is to create a more secure system for devices.
“We are excited to share this exciting new tool that will make it possible to unlock devices when they are needed,” Niantikas chief executive, Shai Berenson, wrote in a blog post.
“As we said before, we have spent years building Nianticism to be the most secure and secure biometric solution available.
With the NIFlik API, we can now automate the process to unlock an entire device.”
The Niflis app will be available to download on the App Store in the coming weeks.