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A Door Is a Man's Best Friend

Use modern scent identification technology for access control and law enforcement
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Inspired by Tongue Prints

The latest technology being developed for use by the DEA and Homeland security is reportedly as sensitive to chemical compounds as some of the best examples in the animal kingdom.

Use this technology in biometric identification systems ranging from letting you and your family into your house to finding suspects in public places (by teaching the scent to the system as you would teach a dog by giving a piece of the fugitive's clothing)

theircompetitor, Jan 21 2004

Bionic Nose (Gone bad) http://www.savetheh...s/clown/index.shtml
[Klaatu, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Gait Surveillance http://seclists.org.../2002/Oct/0059.html
Yet Another Extreme Security Technique [theircompetitor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Apparently this is really being tried for surveillance http://politics.gua...026,1113313,00.html
[theircompetitor, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       cologne and deodorant could pose a problem.. simple solution, don't bath ... ew.
v0rtexx, Jan 22 2004

       Interesting idea. Wonder if you could tick it with a dirty sock from the person that the door is keyed to.
duroncrush, Jan 22 2004

       hmm -- not worse then his cut off thumb :) But I think a dog will not let a burglar with a sock in -- we may need to add visual for door locks
theircompetitor, Jan 22 2004

       v0rtexx -- does your dog still recognize you after you bathe?
theircompetitor, Jan 22 2004

       added the "gait surveillance" link -- not directly related, but another thing dogs seem to know about their owners
theircompetitor, Jan 22 2004

       Are people sufficiently unique-smelling to be identified like this?
kropotkin, Jan 22 2004

       Based on dog hounds, I assume so, though I don't know for sure, of course
theircompetitor, Jan 22 2004

       Richard Feynmann thought so.
Detly, Jan 22 2004

       Access: What if you come home after a few beers (you are normally sober), or hanging out with friends that smoke (and you don't), or had a saurkraut hotdog on the way home? Or worse, change your cologne/perfume? Law enforcement: This is what the crook smelled like, officer...
Shooter, Apr 05 2005

       The idea is strange but it deserves a (+) on the name alone
hidden truths, Apr 05 2005

       I can imagine wives and girldfriends adding a (smell of my man)XOR(smell of all perfumes except mine) clause to the door logic.
wagster, Apr 05 2005


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