What Security Gizmos would you like to have?

What Security Gizmos would you like to have?

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    What Security Gizmos would you like to have?

    Some of you know that I'm into electronics and robotics. I'm looking for ideas for gadgets to make just because I can. Maybe you'd be willing to buy something but you can't find it or it's too expensive normally(not looking to get rich, but if I can help support the habit...). Maybe your idea is new or old, defensive or offensive, alarm-related, or even sounds a little sci-fi or nutso. This is a brain-storming session, so lets hear it.

    Just to get the ball rolling, things I've thought of building:

    -A device that chimes (inside)when someone comes into the driveway
    -A display of some sort that sits on my tv or nightstand that recieves signals from sensors outside the house. (I could know if someone was in the driveway, at the front door/back door/backyard)
    -kinda the same thing for inside the house ( a handheld could light a light for each occupied room)
    -a robot with a stun gun on the front, it attacks anyone not wearing a properly coded RFID tag (hey, this is brain storming so anything goes)
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    I've often thought that recorded barking dogs and the racking of a shotgun that plays would be good deterents to have play at when necessary. A knock on the door or windows would trigger a barking dog followed by the sound of a shotgun racking with a deep voice yelling "call the police, tell them someone is breaking in and I've got a gun". THe sounds could come from pressure or alarms switches.
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    Hmmm - well I have always been of similar ilk - electronics etc .. in fact my eng degree was systems speciality. Mind you ... all the LaPlace transform stuff, Nyquist and matrices is rusty as all get out!

    I have had something in mind but danged if I can remember it this minute - gotta think a bit .............

    Nope - gone. I'll try and remember at some point - eventually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post

    -A device that chimes (inside)when someone comes into the driveway


    I'm pretty sure that something like this already exists. I have friends that have a cabin just west of Milford PA that have one, I think. From what I understood, it used a sensor like a garage door. When the beam was tripped by something crossing it, it sounded a chime inside the house like a door bell. I think they only issue they had with it was wildlife, they do live on a dirt road in the mountains...LOL

    I have no idea where they got it, but it is probably commercially available.


    I also like the idea of the sensors in the yard / house...


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    I would like the auto guns from alien, you know the ones that track via infrared, or a full row of shotguns mounted to my front bumper, so I can slow down those high speed pursuits with the push of a button. You said to dream right.

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    How about an alligator chained in the hall?

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    I refuse to disable it but.....that lil warning "beep beep be be beep" that my alarm system makes everytime a door is opened/closed has got to change. Maybe have it play part of a song like....Sweet child of Mine....A Country Boy Will Survive. It would be nice to be able to change the "ring Tone" like on my phone.
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    Chemical or pepper spray/mist that can be triggered from a safe room?

    How about thermal sensors that would show on some sort of display? Maybe just a box wired with LEDs and a rough layout of the house.

    You might incorporate black lights to better identify intruders.
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    There is a guy on the web that has embedded a RFID tag in his hand. He added a RFID antenna along with some other electronics to his car and now it unlocks when he gets 4 to 6 inches away from the door.

    I thought about using this idea to rig a gun safe to open when you got really close to it. Maybe you lay your hand on the door and it unlocks.

    I have a little safe mounted in the closet and I can see where this would come in handy if you needed to open it in a hurry.

    Most of the hotel type safes have motorized unlocking. You just need to tie another "trigger" to the servo. I that point you should be able to use the the keypad or the RFID.

    Once you have the RFID in your hand I guarantee you will find other things to automate.

    Here is a site with some of his stuff.http://amal.net/rfid.html
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    Can you build me a light saber? I'd pay a lot of loot to get one of those.

    I've also wanted always a mechanical mouser, as seen on Tom and Jerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter4884 View Post
    I'm pretty sure that something like this already exists. ...
    I have no idea where they got it, but it is probably commercially available.



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    Indeed it is available for $150-$200, but depending on my mood, things like that have to be pretty cheap for me to buy them for 2 reasons:
    1. I get some satisfaction out of making things
    2. I'm cheap
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    [QUOTE=docsludge;441931]I would like the auto guns from alien, you know the ones that track via infrared,QUOTE]

    This very device has previously been on my to do list (from about 15 years old). As I've aged I've decided that any weapon should have a human teliing it when to drop the hammer. The current (long-term) to do list includes a remotely operated rifle or 2 positioned to cover the entrances/approaches to the rural homestead. First I need a rural homestead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG E View Post
    There is a guy on the web that has embedded a RFID tag in his hand. He added a RFID antenna along with some other electronics to his car and now it unlocks when he gets 4 to 6 inches away from the door.

    I thought about using this idea to rig a gun safe to open when you got really close to it. Maybe you lay your hand on the door and it unlocks.

    I have a little safe mounted in the closet and I can see where this would come in handy if you needed to open it in a hurry.

    Most of the hotel type safes have motorized unlocking. You just need to tie another "trigger" to the servo. I that point you should be able to use the the keypad or the RFID.

    Once you have the RFID in your hand I guarantee you will find other things to automate.

    Here is a site with some of his stuff.http://amal.net/rfid.html

    I like it, but I'm thinking the RFID would be glued to my watch or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    I like it, but I'm thinking the RFID would be glued to my watch or something...
    Is it the thought of the needle?

    Once you stick a big needle in something it's not that big a deal the second time around.
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    Cool

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