Tag Archives: Home Security

In Japan, Moving Shadow Of Man Aims To Protect Women Living Alone

Remember how Kevin McCallister used Michael Jordan cutout and some mannequins to fool the would-be intruders? Well, it looks like Japanese property management company, Leo Palace 21, has lifted a page out of Home Alone (1990, Twentieth Century Fox) and did something similar with the aim to make women living alone in Tokyo feel safer. While Kevin had to deal with a bunch of strings to keep things “alive,” Leo Palace 21’s solution, called “Man on the Curtain,” is more automated – thanks to the included projector that cast a man’s moving silhouette onto the curtain that will make anyone passing by (or stalking) to believe there is a man in the house. Continue reading In Japan, Moving Shadow Of Man Aims To Protect Women Living Alone

Here Are 3 Ways Surveillance Tech Reinforces Large-property Perimeters

Five teens face charges of grand theft auto, burglary, and grand theft after surveillance footage caught them stealing seven vehicles from a Pompano Beach, Florida car dealership last month. According to a local news source, the thieves broke into the dealership’s office, stole some keys, used them to start a Buick SUV, and drove the SUV through a fence in order to steal additional vehicles. Thanks to the dealership’s security equipment and procedures, the vehicles were all recovered within 24 hours, though they sustained $30,000 worth of damage in the process. Continue reading Here Are 3 Ways Surveillance Tech Reinforces Large-property Perimeters

Meet Point, The Smartest, Non-invasive Home Alarm You Want In Your Home

Think about this: assuming that you have a smoke detector installed in your home and if it sounds when no one’s around or in the vicinity, would it have helped? Clearly, not. But with the second-generation Point from a Scandinavian startup, Minut, Inc. you are covered. What makes Point unique is not just its irresistibly good look and unobtrusive size; it is a collaborative complete home alarm. What this means is, when alarm is triggered, not only you, but your nominated neighbors will be alert via their smartphones via the app or text messages. Continue reading Meet Point, The Smartest, Non-invasive Home Alarm You Want In Your Home

With The $9 Fynoti, There’s No Reason For Not Having A Home Security System

Just when we thought $20 is the best bang-of-the-buck home security system you can get, Fynoti pops up in the market. And how much are we talking about? 9 bucks. That’s not a typo, btw. Fynoti lone sensor costs just $9. Seriously, you can’t get any cheaper than this. Hell, even at a package price of $54, which includes 3 Fynoti sensors, 9 C-type batteries, and 3 cool Fynoti covers, it is still a lot cheaper than most home security systems. The price alone compels one to take a second look. It also makes us think: have we been over paying for home security systems? Continue reading With The $9 Fynoti, There’s No Reason For Not Having A Home Security System

Wyze Labs Just Broke The Smart Home Camera Market With This $20 Camera

The connected home security camera market is overcrowded and yet, if you find yourself can bear part with your hard earned dollars for one, then perhaps, Wyze Labs may be able to change your mind. The Seattle-based tech startup’s WyzeCam is a full-featured wireless HD smart home camera that is determined to get you started with home monitoring with its you-can’t-look-away sticker of mere $19.99. The catch? It records to the cloud and you will need a subscription to make that happen. However, for now, Wyze Labs is giving you free, rolling 14-day cloud storage. Continue reading Wyze Labs Just Broke The Smart Home Camera Market With This $20 Camera

Amazon Wants To Let Itself Into Your Home For Delivery, But Will You Let It?

You know what? Amazon may just have cracked the age-old problem of stolen packages from your front porch. The solution lies in a new service called Amazon Key. Together with a newly announced security cam, Amazon Cloud Cam and a smart lock, Amazon can let itself into your house and place the package inside, so there will be no more worrying about your package being hijacked by criminal minds, or mischievous little Jack living next door. Here’s how it is going work: Continue reading Amazon Wants To Let Itself Into Your Home For Delivery, But Will You Let It?

Meet Moon, The World’s First Levitating Security Camera

Magnetic levitation is not the hottest technology, but it never stop this technology being applied to a variety of products outside of mass transportation system. We have seen more than a handful here, including the likes of toys, desk lamp, turntable, wireless charger, wireless speaker, furniture, and even keyboard and a drinking cup – just to pick out a few, and now, apparently, home security camera has joined the growing list of things-that-levitates too. So folks, please meet Moon by I-Ring, the world’s first levitating security camera. Continue reading Meet Moon, The World’s First Levitating Security Camera

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Is Now Work With Android Smartphone

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, which is previously only compatible to iOS and HomeKit, is now compatible Android smartphone. In addition, Schlage also announced a separately available Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter that would enable you to connect Sense to your home WiFi network to control it from anywhere with an Android smartphone and Apple devices via Schlage Sense mobile app. If don’t already know, Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is a home security lock that requires no connection to existing home automation system, or monthly subscription charge. Continue reading Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Is Now Work With Android Smartphone

Meet Argus, The World’s First 100% Wire-free 1080p Security Camera

The market is not lacking of home security cameras, but if you are tired of being tethered to a power outlet or Ethernet point, well, then you options are a little less abundant and even more so if you are looking for security camera that has all the dream features like motion sensing, long battery life, Full HD recording, weatherproof et cetera. Fortunately, there’s at least one home security camera that has all of the above and more, and it is called, Reolink Argus. Continue reading Meet Argus, The World’s First 100% Wire-free 1080p Security Camera

This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

There’s surely no shortage of smart lock at this point, but there’s just one nagging problem: most of these so-called smart locks rely on WiFi and we all know how that’s not the coolest way. One thing for sure, if your WiFi conks out due to power outage or whatnot, you are pretty much stranded and that’s not mention online security is a very real concern. It is this teething issue with WiFi that prompted Singapore-based startup igloohome to developed Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock. What makes Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock unique is, it completely ditches WiFi; instead it works directly with your smartphone to either let you in via Bluetooth key, or generate a time-based secret key (if all else fails, there’s always the good’ol key access). Continue reading This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In