Maglocks come with room for mounting a scanner, and generally any maglock will have a scanner of the same rating as a lock. There are three basic ways to get past one.
A sequencer is a small electronic box that tests keypad combinations at high speed. Many keypads are designed to report cases of too many attempts at key entry in a given interval, and hence sequencers are not very popular among runners. It requires opening up the case of the keypad, so you might as well spoof it while youre in there.
A maglock passkey is a sequencer for magnetic card systems; unlike the keypad sequencer, it does not require opening up the case. It has similar risks to a sequencer for paranoid devices.
Phony prints can be made from fingerprints (though their Rating should be limited by the quality of the print) or from actual hands (which have an arbitrarily good Rating for taking the print from, assuming youve cleaned them off). Fake eyeballs are custom-designed to look like a real eye to a scanner, and are extremely expensive and very illegal. Theyre not as expensive as getting an equivalent setup installed in your head, but theyre still quite pricy.
Palmprint/Microchip scanners consist of small microchips that respond to varying magnetic fields are encased in a biologically inactive plastic and implanted in a persons flesh, often between the bones of the palm of the hand. reads the microchip in a persons hand while scanning their palm. A microchip is equivalent to a very small magcard, and palmprint/microchip scanners are defeated by the combination of a palmprint and a maglock passkey. Magcard scanners alone can also read microchips.
Voiceprint systems are not the same as the voice recognition system in the main Shadowrun book; voiceprints are designed to recognize a particular person au natural while a voice recognition system is meant to get past voice distorters. The voice synthesis system is a cousin to the cybernetic voice modulator: it is a small box with high-quality speakers, microphones, and analysis software, designed to replicate a persons vocal patterns.
To train a voice synthesis systems, roll the rating of the voice synthesis system against the quality of input available for it. Assume 5 minutes of recording of continuous speaking (like a speech) or 10 minutes of conversation qualifies as TN 10. For each additional unit, drop the TN by one to a minimum of 2. Modify for audio quality: trideo should be normal, a radio broadcast +1, a Low lifestyle phone system as bad as +4, or a Luxury one the same as trideo. Recording from a high-quality studio mike could be as low as 2. A single success means the system has been trained to imitate that persons voice.
It can be preprogrammed with phrases triggered by macro buttons;
alternatively, anyone with a datajack can jack in and supply the
words to be spoken through cybernetic commands.
|White Noise Generator||6||9,000|
|Signal Locator (AOD)||6||3000¥|
|PDS Stun Gun||750¥||7S Stun damage, 2 charges|
|Interlink||4||3,000¥||Allows user to access Remote Control Deck, Cyberdeck, or other Computer Deck from a distance (Flux 4). Takes up one channel on RCD, and needs component integrated into RCD, Cyberdeck or computer.|
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