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Blink XT Security Camera

Blink XT Security Camera

These wireless security cameras are the perfect way to monitor your home remotely. Each one runs up to 2 years on a battery, capturing 1080p video whenever it detects motion. They’re also waterproof and work in the dark. Unlike some competitors, there’s no subscription fee either.

Locky

Locky

Locky is a smart attachment for door keys. Using its app, you can find where your keys are and also monitor if you locked or unlocked your door. You can also get multiple Lockys and a beacon to monitor multiple doors at once on the app.

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Rezvani TANK Military Edition

Rezvani TANK Military Edition

An upgraded version of Rezvani’s TANK utility vehicle designed to protect its occupants in an ambush. Its glass and armor can handle high-caliber weapon fire, it packs night vision, bomb protection, electrified door handles, gas masks, magnetic deadbolts and more.

Owl Dashcam

Owl Dashcam

The Owl Car Camera is a dashcam that shoots videos of your car’s interior and exterior at the same time. It does this even when your car is turned off. You can then view live or recorded footage through its app over Wi-Fi. Owl also offers an optional LTE service.

Guardbot Surveillance Robot

Guardbot Surveillance Robot

Guardbot Inc. is working on a rolling surveillance robot that can be used on any terrain, and even on water. The eponymous robot can go up to 9mph on land and up to 3mph on water. It can be as small as 5in and as large as 7ft in diameter.

Hidden Door Store

Hidden Door Store

The Hidden Door Store specializes in mirror doors, bookshelf doors and even custom made trap doors. Most of their clients order hidden doors for security, but the company can also mimic movie-style secret doors with custom triggers and locks.

Wyze Cam Pan Security Camera

Wyze Cam Pan Security Camera

Wyze follows up its $20 entry level security camera with a more capable but still extremely affordable device. The Pan Cam takes 1080p video, has 2-way audio and can be panned, tilted and zoomed via its app. It can also pan and track objects automatically.

Deny Cooler Lock

Deny Cooler Lock

If you decided to splurge on a long-lasting cooler, you might as well make sure you’re the only one who gets to enjoy it for its lifetime. The Deny Lock is a stainless steel truck bed mount that protects your cooler from thieves. It’s easy to install but hard to break.

Eufy EverCam Security Camera

Eufy EverCam Security Camera

Eufy’s EverCam is a wireless security camera. It has Anker batteries that last for up to a year per charge. It has a 1080p 140º camera, motion and face recognition, night vision, a microphone, a speaker, and its base station has an SD card slot for local backups.

LightCam Security Camera Light Bulb

LightCam Security Camera Light Bulb

Adding a security camera is as simple as screwing in a light bulb with LightCam. It’s an LED bulb that has a built-in 1080p camera. You can adjust the bulb’s length and tilt the camera up and down. It also has night vision, and can store a week’s worth of footage.

Wyze Cam v2

Wyze Cam v2

Wyze Labs changed the security camera landscape with its dirt cheap Wi-Fi security camera, and they’re keeping price bar low with the WyzeCam v2. This version adds motion tagging and improved image sensor and audio amplifier.

Grip-Lock Handlebar Lock

Grip-Lock Handlebar Lock

This smartly-designed lock attaches to the throttle and brake control of most motorcycles and mopeds, adding a layer of security that goes beyond cables and ignition locks. Its internal mechanism is made using hardened steel, making it extremely difficult to defeat.

Hive View Security Camera

Hive View Security Camera

Hive’s View is a beautifully-designed rechargeable security camera. It can be mounted on its charging base, on its wall mount or used on its own. It shoots 1080p video and has a 130º lens, night vision, privacy mode, and motion, sound and person detection.

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PITTA Transforming Camera Drone

PITTA Transforming Camera Drone

On paper, the PITTA drone is a brilliantly simple idea that should have been executed sooner. It’s a camera drone with the usual automatic flying modes, but it can also be mounted and used as an action cam or a security camera. Sadly, it only has digital image stabilization.

QuickShelf Safe

QuickShelf Safe

The QuickShelf Safe looks like an ordinary shelf, but it actually has a hidden compartment. You unlock its secret stash by placing one of the RFID keys on top of the shelf. You get four keys – two cards, one key fob, one token – and each shelf can work with up to 12 keys.

BoxLock Home Padlock

BoxLock Home Padlock

The BoxLock Home is a smart padlock that unlocks only for the right product. When delivery personnel get to your home, they’ll scan your package on the padlock to unlock it. You can also make virtual bar codes to allow other people to unlock the padlock.

Oliver Sweeney Secret Shoe

Oliver Sweeney Secret Shoe

The Secret Shoe is a made-to-order derby with a deerskin upper. But it gets its name from the compartments beneath each insole, which hide 3 gizmos of your choice. Pick from 6 out of 12 devices, including a phone, a camera, a GPS tracker and a Swiss Army knife.

Beach Vault

Beach Vault

An ingenious way to protect valuables at the beach. Simply drill the Beach Vault into the sand and load your items inside. It can even be screwed through a hole in the included beach towel. Nobody will know it’s there, and you can rest easy while you go for a swim or sunbathe.

Testing (and Tricking) FaceID

Testing (and Tricking) FaceID

Apple’s iPhone X has started to arrive, and one of the big questions is how well FaceID works, and how easy it is to fool it. The Wall Street Journal recently put the phone to the test and shared their results. TL;DW? Don’t buy one if you have an identical twin.

Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon gets into the smart home security market with the Cloud Cam. It streams 1080p video with night vision to a mobile app, and can be activated with Alexa via the Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV and Fire Tablet.

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Ring Protect Home Security Kit

Ring Protect Home Security Kit

An affordable home security solution. The Ring Protect Kit comes with a base station, a keypad, a contact sensor and a motion detector. Additional contact sensors cost $20 each, and extra motion detectors cost $30 each. It also works with other Ring security cameras.

Moon Levitating Camera

Moon Levitating Camera

The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.

Waylens Secure360 Dash Cam

Waylens Secure360 Dash Cam

The Waylens Secure360 dash cam watches over your car even when you’re not driving. Not only does it capture 360º video, it has GPS and movement sensors that can send alerts and footage via a mobile app. It will come in Wi-Fi or 4G-capable variants.

Temp Mail Disposable Email

Temp Mail Disposable Email

Privatix’s free service lets you generate dummy email accounts for anonymity and security. It has apps for iOS and Android plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. The only downside is that you have to go to their site to check your dummy inbox.

Robot Safe Cracker

Robot Safe Cracker

Sparkfun founder Nate Seidle loves to create robots and is a genius with electronics. So for the fun of it, his wife gifted him a small safe that was locked, and provided no combination to open it. It was then up to Nathan to build a robot that could open it.

Spyslide Webcam Cover

Spyslide Webcam Cover

It’s quite pricey for what it does, but the Spyslide is a stylish and simple way to cover your monitor, laptop or tablet’s front camera. It’s so thin – thinner than a paperclip! – and small that it will fit on practically any computer you have.

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