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  • A softer home security system
  • A softer home security system
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A softer home security system

Is there more to security than just CCTV? A new ‘soft’ security system being funded on Kickstarter uses sensors to detect sound, movement and temperature changes. In turn, it claims to be less invasive than security cameras.



  • Article image Who wants to live a monitored life?

    Over 60% of Brits want to see more CCTV in their local area, but 86% of internet users have taken steps to remove or mask their digital footprints. With such a difference in attitudes, we're living in ‘the privacy paradox’. But if we care so much, why do we share so much?

  • Article image Amazon Echo: talking to your virtual home assistant

    With 60% of Americans using the voice-activated concierge service on their smartphone every day, people are growing accustomed to the idea of interacting with a virtual assistant. Tapping into the trend, Amazon has launched a smart speaker that acts like a home assistant.

  • Article image Are smart homes a dumb idea?

    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Surveillance cameras with extra cute Surveillance cameras with extra cute

    Italian design firm Parsons has collaborated with product designer Eleanor Trevisanutto to release animal-inspired camera covers. They're not intended to conceal security cameras, but to lighten their typically intimidating aesthetic.