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  1. Secure Print Start Fingerprint Car Security System Review With How-To Video

    by , 07-07-2010 at 02:14 PM


    What is it?

    The SecurePrint Start Fingerprint Security System is a car security device which allows engine starting and vehicle access to be controlled by fingerprint identification.

    The Verdict: The SecurePrint Start Start At Once Fingerprint Car Security System is a great solution for individuals or companies looking to add additional security to their vehicles. Once installed, the system seamlessly integrates and effectively protects a vehicle from theft. However, the system is not designed to replace components already installed if the vehicle for starting.

    The SecurePrint Start system is available now at the MP3Car store

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    What's in the box:


    The SecurePrint Start system consists of the main brain box, a fingerprint scanner, a dialpad, 2 wiring harnesses, a voice-command speaker, an instruction manual, and a wiring guide.

    Description:

    The SecurePrint Start Fingerprint Car Security system may just be the answer for someone looking for added security for their vehicle. The system clearly goes above the standard OEM car security featured in most cars today. With the power of fingerprint technology, the SecurePrint Start system deters anyone from stealing your vehicle without your clear consent.

    I was initially surprised at the ease of installation. Most self-installed security systems come with hardly legible, confusing instructions and wiring diagrams. The SecurePrint Start system however is pretty much a breeze to install. The wires are clearly numbered, and the wiring guide uses the numbers to show where each wire needs to go. There is some factory wiring you need to cut, specifically the wiring to the starter, fuel pump, and vehicle ECU, but this is standard fare with do-it-all systems. You certainly don’t have to have a Master’s degree in electronic engineering to install the unit into the vehicle. The configuration of the system once installed is easy as well. The system uses the combination of the fingerprint scanner and the accessory dial-pad to allow users to enter new fingerprints. Each entry on the dial-pad is greeted with a loud and clear (yet somewhat disturbing) voice confirmation through the systems included speaker. This system is infinitely more efficient than the trial-and-error or dip-switch type systems I’ve installed in the past. At an estimated guess, I would say it would take the average DIY installer no more than 2 hours to wire and configure the entire system. A video showing the ease of fingerprint enrollment can be found below.


    Once installed, the system is activated as simple as pressing your enrolled finger into the fingerprint scanner. In my testing it took less than a second for my finger to be identified and the vehicle to start. Unfortunately, it takes far longer for me to reach into my pocket, take out my key, and turn the ignition. Yes, you still need to do this in order for the SecurePrint Start system to activate. A friend had mentioned perhaps tucking the ignition cylinder away with the key in it, but this is not feasible because the unit depends on removing the key to turn the engine off. Once the vehicle is started the SecurePrint Start system is completely passive. You will still need to use your keyfob for vehicle entry, so people looking for an easier alternative than the factory systems today should look elsewhere.

    The SecurePrint Start system allows up to 9 different enrolled fingerprints and 3 different categories for users, so multiple drivers, families and fleet vehicles can all enjoy the benefits of added security.

    The Positive:
    • Added peace of mind from an additional layer of security
    • Easy to install
    • Voice guided configuration
    • Limits access to vehicle and Car PCs
    • Cuts power to fuel pump, starter motor, and ECU
    • Fingerprint scanner easily molds into most vehicle dashboards

    The Negative:
    • Does not replace vehicles factory ignition
    • Length of proprietary cables limits installation flexibility

    The Verdict:

    The SecurePrint Start Start At Once Fingerprint Car Security System is a great solution for individuals or companies looking to add additional security to their vehicles. Once installed, the system seamlessly integrates and effectively protects a vehicle from theft. However, the system is not designed to replace components already installed if the vehicle for starting.

    Updated 08-11-2010 at 09:57 AM by optikalefx

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  3. QNX Audio and Voice Recognition Technology in the Car (part 2)

    by , 06-30-2010 at 10:34 AM

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    At the 2010 Detroit Telematics Show, Scott from QNX explains why its not so simple to have audio and voice recognition in the car. There are a plethora of problems on both the receiving and sending end of a phone call that need to be dealt with their own algorithms.

    Here we focus on what QNX does to help receive the call.

    Updated 06-30-2010 at 10:38 AM by optikalefx

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  4. QNX Audio and Voice Recognition Technology in the Car

    by , 06-25-2010 at 11:11 AM

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    Warning: This gets quite complex.
    At the 2010 Detroit Telematics Show, Scott from QNX explains why its not so simple to have audio and voice recognition in the car. There are a plethora of problems on both the receiving and sending end of a phone call that need to be dealt with their own algorithms.
  5. iPhone 4 Madness

    by , 06-24-2010 at 10:19 AM

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    While people may not be knocking over old women as they do on black friday, hours before the "official" iPhone 4 launch, the line in one local apple store grows every minute. Hundreds more are expected and people seem thrilled about this this new iPhone.

    The new iPhone 4 features a new design, front facing camera with video chat, faster hardware and slew of new features.

    Check out what the iPhone can already do in cars And you can bet we will be able to do much more with this new phone.

    Updated 06-24-2010 at 10:23 AM by optikalefx

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