For gun owners looking for both safety and easy accessibility, an RPI graduate and local inventor may have the answer.
Timothy Oh first came up with the basic idea behind "Reach" at age 17, and actually won $1,000 in a "Change the World" competition featuring the basic design. It's called a bio-metric gun safe.
It can be mounted just about anywhere. The gun locks into place, and the owner's thumbprint is the key to gain quick access to the weapon. Up to five thumbprints can be added to the device.
The mount charges via an outlet and has a battery backup in case of power loss and it compatible with all handguns. There's also a mechanical backup should it be needed.
The high-tech gun safe will retails at $299. CLICK HERE for more information.
In the video above, Oh demonstrates how to use the safe in his Latham, NY office with WGY News Anchor/Reporter Read Shepherd.