We have seen Biometric controls in the shape of Finger Print readers on Laptops for 15 years so nothing new there, only people care about having it more now and that is a good thing.
For the manufacturers like HP and Dell who often included the scanner as an out of the box feature it was not really a sign of seeing the future and no discredit to their good decision giving what the enterprise needed but also personal computer users at home too.
It important to mention this tech is not particularly expensive either to manufacture but an incredible hassle free way to allow sign on to a computer.
Then it is logical to see this tech is available built into other systems too such as physical access controls to a data centre for one example.
What about this picture ? Now that is a pleasant surprise!
This is a Padlock that can store multiple fingerprint profiles.
Small cheap and strong enough.
This one can be controlled by an app but ignoring that after registering a fingerprint makes a perfectly useful travel padlock for your sports bag or suitcase.
Each charge can power 5000 unlocks or 12 months battery standby and around £20 per padlock you can not go wrong.