Smart Home Security Guard Piper Now Has Night Vision

Piper is many things in a tiny package. The pint-sized home security device—it's literally the size of a pint glass—watches over your house, automates your connected devices, and helps you keep in touch with friends. And now, with night vision too. » 1/21/15 8:00am 1/21/15 8:00am

This Concept Drone Would Hunt Other Drones Using Bits of String   

Got a pesky personal UAV hovering about your home, just out of broom-swipe reach? Well, before you try to burn it out of the sky, consider a slightly less treasonous option: Knocking it out of the sky with the help of an autonomous air wolf, the Rapere. » 1/14/15 6:30pm 1/14/15 6:30pm

How to Actually Catch Santa This Christmas

Some magical fat guy in a red suit thinks he's coming into your house as he pleases in the middle of the night?! Not on your watch. Here's what you'll need to start your own personal War on Christmas. » 12/20/14 12:00pm 12/20/14 12:00pm

Butterfleye Keeps an Eye on Your House For Safety and For Fun

Gone are the days of nanny cams embedded in teddy bears or CCTV arrays mounted outside your front door. The new home camera Butterfleye represents a new surveillance device that's somewhere in-between—a small, unintrusive device designed for monitoring your home's security, but with smart activity-sensing features… » 5/23/14 12:03pm 5/23/14 12:03pm

How to Build a Moat to Keep Out the Mongol Horde (and Your Neighbors)

Goddamn Mongolians keep knocking down your city walls? The fix is easy: build a moat. Just follow the instructions from William Gurstelle's new DIY home security manual, Defending Your Castle and you'll have your very own perimeter defense/neighborhood water hazard filling up in no time. » 5/17/14 12:00pm 5/17/14 12:00pm

Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt: Turn Your Castle into an…

It's Monday morning and you're late for work. So late, in fact, that you've only remembered that you've forgotten your house keys when pulling into the company lot—better start looking for a locksmith. Or, better yet, install a deadbolt that doesn't need keys. » 5/27/13 2:00pm 5/27/13 2:00pm

How to Defend Your Home Without Firearms

So, what, you think you're better than Batman? The Caped Crusader's out there protecting an entire city without packing heat but you can't defend your little abode without a gun? For shame! Here are four methods for protecting you and yours without exercising the Second Amendment. » 2/11/13 3:20pm 2/11/13 3:20pm

Iris Care Lets You Know When Your Parents Have Fallen and Can't Get Up

The Iris home security and energy monitor system from Lowes now does more than just track your water and electricity usage. The company has just rolled out its newest service aimed at America's aging population, Iris Care. » 1/06/13 7:32pm 1/06/13 7:32pm

Control Your Logitech Security Cameras from Your iPad

With Logitech's new iPad app for its Alert Security Cameras, you can use your tablet to keep an eye on untrustworthy babysitters, look in on sick children, or just stare at your front door for hours on end. » 4/13/11 2:40pm 4/13/11 2:40pm

ADT Ad Campaign Scares Homeowners Into Buying ADT Security

ADT's latest marketing effort sought to educate Santiago, Chile apartment owners about the dangers of home invasion by scaring the piss out of them when they got home. » 10/03/10 3:00pm 10/03/10 3:00pm

Logitech Alert Security Cameras: Keep Watch From Anywhere

The Logitech Alert digital video security system comes with a host of goodies: motion-triggered built-in DVR, 130-degree wide-angle lens, 720p video. But what's got me most excited is the ability to watch the feed from pretty much anywhere. » 8/03/10 4:00am 8/03/10 4:00am

Swann DVR4-2500 Home Security System Has Four Cameras and iPhone…

Do you enjoy dominating your house like the Trinity killer on Dexter, knowing exactly what each of your family members are doing at all times? Then Swann has the four camera security system for you. » 12/22/09 5:40pm 12/22/09 5:40pm

DormVault Laptop Safe Fends Off Roommates and Their Creepy Friends

At first glance, this ruggedized steel box looks kinda lame, but because it bolts to furniture from the inside (using supplied mounting parts), it actually wouldn't be a bad way to protect your 17-inch-or-smaller laptop in communal living situations. » 8/17/09 12:00pm 8/17/09 12:00pm

Screw the Recession: How to Spend Less and Get More

A new tax year has begun which provides a great opportunity to do a little financial spring cleaning. Even in a tough economy, it is possible to spend less without making major sacrifices. » 4/21/09 2:00pm 4/21/09 2:00pm

What Home Security System Do You Use?

I'm in the midst of shopping around for a security system, but after conducting a bit of research it seems to me that most of the standard providers out there are waste of money. » 4/03/09 4:40pm 4/03/09 4:40pm

The Wedge Alarm Helps Soothe Fears of Home Invasion Whereever You Go

The Wedge Alarm, a portable door/window watchdog, would probably serve the likes of a Sayyid Jarrah or a Robert Hawkins quite well. But you? You'll probably never need this in a million years. » 2/02/09 9:30pm 2/02/09 9:30pm

Samsung Luce Lock is the iPhone of Doorware, Apparently

Fans of Jonathan Ive's work may find the EZON SHS-5200 lock, aka Luce, from Samsung just a little bit crispy. Built to US standards, and with an emergency keyhole, this slimline digital door fastening has been hailed as being better-looking than the iPhone. Made of aluminum, its tempered-glass, touchscreen pad only… » 4/04/08 4:47am 4/04/08 4:47am

DIY Laser Security System Will Entrap Any Burglar Except Catherine Zeta…

What do you do when you have a few transistors, some capacitors, a lot of mirrors, a bunch of HandiTak and one laser? If you are McGyver, probably a intercontinental ballistic missile interceptor. If you are Kipkay, you'll do a laser-based home alarm system similar to the one used in Entrapment, the movie. And if this… » 3/03/08 7:40pm 3/03/08 7:40pm

Lutron Rolls Out AuroRa Remote Lighting Package

Lutron makes some sweet home lighting gear and now it's offering its latest AuroRa do-it-yourself dimmers and remote control switches in a security-oriented package you can install yourself. AuroRa can link into your security system, flashing all the lights if the alarm is tripped. » 1/09/07 11:34pm 1/09/07 11:34pm

Axis 207MW: World's Smallest Megapixel Wireless Network Camera is Good…

Axis has a knack for making small network cameras, and it claims that its latest delivers the best image quality "in its class" (whatever that is) and that it's the world's smallest megapixel (1280x1024 pixels) network camera. Given the adorable name of the 207MW, this camera comes with both wired and wireless… » 10/03/06 2:53pm 10/03/06 2:53pm