This home security camera keeps watch over your dogs when you’re away. Not only does it provide crystal-clear HD video and audio of your pup, but it also has a rotating treat-tossing mechanism you can activate remotely. Its audio sensors can alert you when your dog barks, and you can speak back via your phone to provide commands.
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Sometimes, the best kind of lock is the kind that doesn’t look like a lock at all. B-Star Crafts shows off a simple, but effective method that keeps doors or drawers locked using hidden neodymium magnets. It’s a trick that’s frequently found in puzzle boxes but can be easily applied to furniture and cabinets as well.
This anti-theft lock attaches to your bicycle, moped, or motorcycle’s disc brake as an added layer of security beyond cable or U-locks. It’s compact enough to toss in your bike bag and can be locked and unlocked using your fingerprint or a key. It’s IPX7 waterproof and designed for durability. Fits brakes up to 6mm thick.
The Enigma Machine was a cipher device used by Germany during WWII to encrypt and decrypt top-secret communications. Animator and educator Jared Owen provides a detailed look at its ingenious design and how it scrambled and unscrambled letters. Given its complexity, we’re amazed that it was cracked.
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Losing your bike to thieves is the worst, and the chances of recovering a stolen bike are slim. Give yourself a fighting chance to get your bike back and catch a crook with Woo Cycle’s AirTag mount. It hides discretely on the frame of your bike and provides a weatherproof home for your Apple AirTag so you can track your bike’s location.
This compact safe protects personal items like cash, credit cards, and jewelry wherever you go. It’s made from a durable aluminum alloy and can only be opened using a biometric scan from your smartphone. Its interior holds items up to 1″ thick and has a strap in its top lid for carrying watches or rings.
This easy-to-use home security system detects motion. Each of its pucks connects wirelessly to a base station, notifying your smartphone of movement, and setting off an ear-piercing siren when you’re not home. Its AI tech is smart enough to filter out things like pets and robot vacuum cleaners. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.
While Mark Rober has shown us some amusing ways to annoy porch pirates, they don’t prevent them from stealing packages in the first place. Jason at Impossible Science came up with a clever way to fool them into thinking there’s no package there at all – using angled mirrors to cloak deliveries from being seen from the street.
This compact device plugs into your car’s OBD-II, providing real-time updates on impacts, break-ins, battery drainage, and more. It has a built-in cellular connection and GPS tracking to let you know where your car is in seconds in the event of a theft. Save $60 with code AUTO339 in The Awesomer Shop.
Keep your home safe from intruders and never worry about losing your keys with this high-tech deadbolt lock. It has an integrated biometric scanner so you can open it with just your fingerprint, while also supporting password and remote unlocking using the optional app. Save 42% in The Awesomer Shop.
If you ever thought that blurring out text would protect sensitive information, you might be in trouble. This video from censiCLICK shows how readily-available technology can recover text that has been blurred using a mosaic filter. The moral of the story? Completely remove or block out anything you don’t want to be recovered.
Gazillions of packages are nabbed by porch pirates, especially during the holidays. The Yale Smart Delivery Box solves the problem with brains and brawn. When a package is placed inside, the Smart Cabinet Lock bolts the lid, notifies you, and remains locked until you open it with the Yale Access app, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.
Until LockPickingLawyer gets his hands on this lock, we’re not going to call it infallible, but Shane from Stuff Made Here put an impressive amount engineering effort into this deadbolt that managed to stump a professional locksmith. Along the way, he offers a great explanation of how lock pins and cylinders work.
This wireless security camera works indoors or out and can automatically alert your smartphone when it detects movement. It captures 1080p HD video onto a microSD card and has two-way voice communication, plus night-vision capability. It requires no power cable since it runs on a rechargeable battery.
Keep an eye on your house with this Wi-Fi-enabled security camera from Sinji. It can automatically pan and tilt to follow movement and can send notifications to your phone when movement is detected. It captures recordings on a microSD card (up to 128GB), has an infrared night vision mode, and two-way audio capabilities.
A pin tumbler is one of the simpler lock designs out there. But it definitely takes some skill to build one from scratch. Watch as FarmCraft101 puts his carpentry and engineering skills to the test with a working 10x scale lock made from wood, complete with a giant key to lock and unlock it. It’s way too easy to pick though.
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This flexible bike lock is not only easier to wrap around posts than traditional U-locks, it’s far more durable. It can withstand a tremendous amount of torsion – which can destroy other locks, and has a pick and drill-resistant lock cylinder. It’s also insurance-rated, with optional bike theft coverage available.
As we move further into a world where our art, literature, and information are stored not in physical forms, but as data, we face the prospect that we could lose our history in a blink – especially if licensors decide to revoke access. Chris Cousins‘ dystopian short film explores that prospect using a future museum to illustrate the dangers.
Designed for the well-to-do who want the ultimate in security and luxury, the Sentry Civilian 2020 is built like a tank. Based on a Ford F-550, it packs a 6.7L diesel V8, four-wheel drive, is armored to handle rifle shots and grenade blasts, while offering up to six occupants a luxurious environment that looks nicer than most home theaters.
Motorcycle lifestyle brand Angry Lane created this versatile backpack to keep gear organized and safe from theft. The 15-liter pack features an embedded Pacsafe cable lock, an RFID-safe blocking pocket, MOLLE-compatible webbing, a foldable rain cover, and comes with a detachable zipper pouch for your passport, cards, and cash.
Spam has always been a big problem on the Internet. Tom Scott looks back at the history of CAPTCHA and other solutions attempted over the years to weed out bots from humans submitting forms, and the endless game of cat and mouse which is being fought on the digital battlefield.