Biometric Locks in the Movies
Biometric locks are no longer a futuristic concept, they are a reality. And even better, you don’t have to be a top-secret government agency to own one. The technology that makes these devices possible is now available to the general public and at a price point that may have you excited upgrading your security. There are many types of biometric security devices including Fingerprint Scanners, Retina/Iris Scanners, Voiceprint, Facial Scanner, Hand Geometry, DNA Fingerprint, Deep Tissue Illumination, and Keystroke Pattern.
Biometric locks have been fantasized about for many decades. They have been portrayed in many movies as very “high tech” devices that are to impress the audience. They are still used in movies to this day and are considered high security devices. Of course, those devices usually are being thwarted with simpleton approaches by “experienced soldiers”. Despite the fallacies, biometric locks are still really COOL.
Here is our list of classic movies that used “high tech” biometric locks:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dave’s voice recognition
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Retinal recognition to open the Genesis project file
Never Say Never Again [James Bond] (1983)
Eyeball replacement to access nuclear weapon
Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)
Kirk voice identification to engage the Enterprise auto-destruction.
Les Spécialistes (1985)
Safe of casino is fingerprint protected
Licence To Kill (1989)
Signature Camera Gun — A camera that when assembled became a sniper rifle that only worked for Bond once enrolled, due to a “palm reader” built into the grip. Later, someone else tried to kill Bond with this gun but was unsuccessful because the grip didn’t recognize the villain.
Back To The Future II (1989)
Lorraine entering McFly’s house with her fingerprint.
Biff paying the taxi with his fingerprint.