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Plexidor’s RFID-activated sliding doggie door: it’s about time

Plexidor’s RFID-activated sliding doggie door: it’s about time:

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Frankly, we’re disappointed. It’s 2008, the veritable future, and you still don’t have an RFID-based automatic sliding doggie door? For shame! The Plexidor Electronic Doggie Door allows for all that nice canine coming and going with none of the less-nice house robbing a regular flap door enables. Your dog gets to wear an RFID chip on his collar, which lets the door know to automatically slide up when he shows up — hopefully with a sort of squeegee sound to complete the sci-fi effect. Prices range from $700 to $800 depending on configuration.

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July 28, 2008 Posted by | Technology | 1 Comment

Remote Controlled Outdoor Camera And Floodlight

Remote Controlled Outdoor Camera And Floodlight:

Remote Controlled Outdoor Camera And Floodlight (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)By Andrew Liszewski

Worried about those no-good neighborhood kids crashing your pool at night? Just install a bunch of these RC surveillance camera + floodlight combos around your backyard and you’ll be one step ahead of them, even in the middle of the night. Other than requiring a power cable, the camera is completely wireless and will broadcast a 510×492 pixel video signal right to the TV in your living room (via an A/V receiver) as long as it’s within 300 feet. The camera also includes a light sensor which will automatically switch on a night vision mode allowing you to see what’s going on up to 23 feet away in complete darkness, or a bright 150-watt halogen bulb which also serves as a deterrent to unwanted visitors.

You can actually install and monitor up to 4 different cameras from a single TV, with each camera being assigned its own channel, or having them all cycle through on a single channel in 5 second intervals. It even includes a remote allowing you to dim, brighten or flash the floodlight as well as pan the camera 330° or tilt it 110° providing a greater view of your property. You can get it from Hammacher Schlemmer for $399.95.

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(Via OhGizmo!.)

July 28, 2008 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment