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FaceID unlocks your door with Facial Recognition

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2009

FaceID unlocks your door with Facial RecognitionFaceID combines home security systems with facial recognition. It will likely take over from the usual password, swipe card, retina and fingerprint scanning systems that we already use. It isn’t just a concept either.

FaceID is available right now and looks cool enough for any front door. It uses two digital cameras to create a 3D image of your face. Your face model is stored and matched with whoever stands in front of the system so it can decide whether to let you in or not.

Brinno Digital Peep Hole Viewer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2009

Brinno Digital Peep Hole ViewerForget looking through peepholes and having to squint to see who’s at the door. That’s the old way of doing things. With this Digital Peephole Viewer you’ll be able to see the smarmy look on that salesman’s face crystal clear. And if a serial killer comes to your door, you’ll know. Because they all have that look. You may not notice through a regular peephole, but with this you’ll know. Let him go hack up someone else.

You can easily replace your existing peep hole with this viewer in just five minutes. And it’s easy to use of course. Just press the button to view, and then press it again to zoom in.

Numlock Handle makes your home a giant safe

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Numlock Handle makes your home a giant safe Regular old door locks are so last century. What we really need is something that makes entering our homes feel more like entering a vault. That’s what this design concept for a mechanical lock is all about. It could solve the whole keyless lock thing once and for all.

Numlock Handle is pretty self-explanatory from the pic. The door is unlocked when you configure its four tumblers to the correct numbers. Then when you are inside, it automatically scrambles the tumblers once again to lock the door behind you.

Elivision puts 17-inch LCD display on a door

Posted in LCD by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2009

Elivision puts 17-inch LCD display on a doorElivision believes that when god closes a window, he opens a door…with a 17-inch LCD display on it. Or something like that. Anyway, a door like this may be attached to your home in the near future. Developed using a Linux-based DID board, the display is accompanied by a speaker.

We don’t have any word on the pricing or specs, but hear that the display supports a range of media files fed through a USB port. Check out a video after the jump.

Knob Light sounds dirty, puts a light bulb on your door

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2008

Knob Light sounds dirty, puts a light bulb on your doorHey, why not? Your door knob is already bulb shaped and that is where you enter a room from. Designer Jeong-Sun Park’s Knob Light has an internal generator that stores energy to light it up during emergencies.

Emergencies like waking up in the middle of the night and having to go pee-pee, apparently. I’m guessing that turning the knob will generate some power as kinetic energy, but I don’t see this as a great idea. Is it always on? If so, that’s a waste. If it simply stores power and has to be manually activated, that’s not going to help much in an emergency.

Digital Door Viewer is the new peephole

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2008

Digital Door Viewer is the new peephole
The old style peep hole leaves a lot to be desired. I mean, you have to get up and actually go to the door, in order to see who’s there.(Or if you’re snooping on your neighbors.) And that’s all it does. No more. Just place your eye in front and look. Well, now the peep hole has been given an upgrade.

It will let you know who is outside through a motion sensor and you can take a look from anywhere in your home. The device comes with an SD memory card slot and will store up to 11 hours on a 4GB SD card. This way, you will know who came by while you were away. It will run you $195.

Pet Mate Elite keeps Fluffy in at night

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2008

Pet Mate Elite
If you have a problem with your cat being out all night catting around the local alleys and doing God knows what, this is the gadget for you. Maybe he or she is bringing home other furballs and you don’t like it. The Pet Mate Elite is ready to help.

It’s essentially a high-tech Flap/door that lets you control which animals come in to your home, and when they enter. It uses RFID technology and the device supports up to 8 chips, each attached to different pets. It has a handy timer function so you can keep your cats in at night. The Pet Mate Elite retails for £99.95.

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The Biometric fingerprint door lock

Posted in Biometrics by Conner Flynn on February 27th, 2008

Biometric fingerprint door lock
With the biometric fingerprint door lock, you can secure your home with the latest in technology and at the same time, you won’t have to worry about shared or lost keys. Just give it the finger. It’s the only key you’ll need. The lock only opens at your touch.

It’s super easy to install since it’s all built into the door lever. Fingerprints can be registered or erased directly with the lock on your door – and, if you have alot of friends and are very trusting, the lock will accommodate prints from up to 120 of your closest friends. Let’s face it, there are too many keys in use. It drives you nuts doesn’t it? It drives me nuts. Eliminate another key from your life and up your security at the same time.