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

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

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…

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

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 (802.11g)… » 10/03/06 2:53pm 10/03/06 2:53pm