Vypin debuts SafeTstrap sensing system for hands-free firearm security, inventory, and chain of custody


Vypin LLC recently announced SafeTstrap, its latest wireless firearm sensing system that provides hands-free firearm security, inventory, and chain of custody (CoC). Like a gun lock, SafeTstrap prevents rounds from being chambered, cylinders from moving, or magazines from loading. However, SafeTstrap is far different than traditional gun locks.

SafeTstrap sends out a long range (up to 300 feet) identification radio signal every 10 seconds when stationary and every second when in motion. This signal includes the status of its sensors (e.g. motion, cut or disconnected strap). Any modern smartphone or tablet can use the SafeTstrap mobile app to monitor the status of one or hundreds of on-hand straps.

Vypin provides data services for real time operational visibility enabled by its unique, patented and patent-pending sensor technologies delivered in a simple yet effective low-cost architecture. Vypin turns client operations into zones of interest, capturing asset identification, location, and state information through advanced sensors (asset status, environment status).

SafeTstraps will initially be sold as part of a packaged solution, with very little set-up needed. The solution will be powered by the Intel NUC, a powerful four-by-four inch local cloud server appliance. The Intel NUC will take inventory every 10 seconds, while providing around the clock security monitoring. An anomaly alert system then sends out instant notification via text message and/or local alarms. The NUC can optionally roll up data to regional and national cloud databases.

“We are pleased to see Vypin leading the way with a creative, IoT solution for providing continuous, real-time feedback and tracking,” notes Joel Christensen, General Manager, Intel NUC. “The latest 7th gen NUC is ideal for this class of demanding applications.”

The SafeTstrap system supports a variety of applications ranging from home firearm safety to large military armory management. It is ideal for retail outlets providing minute-by-minute inventory and security. The system can also help the retailer with tracking customer interest, even linking with promotions.

Additional applications include police firearm evidence tracking and gun show security. Firearm manufacturers can use the SafeTstrap for complete chain of custody throughout the supply chain.

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