THERES NOW A DOG NOSE BIOMETRICS APP TO HELP DOG LOVERS FIND THEIR MISSING PUPS
People love their dogs, with good reason. Dogs are awesome. They’ve been man’s best friend since maybe before the written word. But dogs go missing, which can be heartbreaking. And, also, people also steal dogs. There’s a market for that, unfortunately. So one smart dog lover decided to create an app for that. He calls it Smart Snout. The idea is to create a way to be able to identify a missing or stolen dog using biometrics. And one really easy and unique way to identify any dog is by the nose, even years later.
SMART DOG LOVER REALIZED A DOG NOSE IS THE PERFECT UNIQUE IDENTIFIER WATCHING COP SHOWS
The smart dog lover, and owner, is 44-year-old Bradley Watson. He got the idea after watching police shows which used fingerprinting tech to identify and arrest criminals. And suddenly it hit him, why not use the same technology, but for dogs? And while some dogs could conceivably have the same shaped nose, it’s unlikely they’d have the same shape nose as well as the same skin pattern. I’d call it a nose print, but that would miss the mark. But say someone steals your dog, or your dog goes missing, and you want to make sure your very missed pooch is easily identifiable. If you have their nose (print) on file, you have a greater chance of getting lucky and bringing them home.
BIOMETRICS DOG NOSE APP SMART SNOUT LIKELY TO TAKE OFF IN WORLD FULL OF DOG LOVERS
Like most apps, Smart Snout is free to download but will cost dog owners (in the UK only so far) 5 quid every year if they want to register their dogs biometrics and details. London alone has seen a 75% jump in dog thefts since the pandemic began. I just tried to find it in the US app store, but it’s not there yet. Hopefully, we’ll have access to it soon. And then, I also hope that police will have access to the database. And animal shelters, too. And here’s another thought, why not customs agents? It would be really hard to take a stolen dog out of the country if there was an available biometric database of missing pooches.
So if you have a dog, create some demand in the United States! I’m sure Bradley Watson would be happy to have our much larger market to sell to.