Safety & Security Gadgets
Having suffered through two kids worth of basic, no-frills baby monitors, I now greatly appreciate the features that Philips have built into their new DECT digital baby monitors. DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication, and it's basically the same technology built into high-quality digital cordless phones. Unlike the older-style baby monitors I had to use before, this one has zero interference from nearby monitors or other devices in or around the home. It's also a totally private connection -- the neighbors can no longer listen in.
Recently featured in Time Magazine, the Philips DECT Baby Monitor features a two-way intercom so you can communicate with your child directly from the handset, an integrated thermometer reads ambient room temperature and displays it on the handset and base, 5 different lullabies are controllable from the handset, a nighlight is controllable from the handset, and rechargeable batteries with up to 12 hours operation between charges.
Also included are a belt clip, neck cord, zippered travel bag, and a lifetime guarantee.
Ever been stuck at a party wondering if you are too intoxicated to drive? Let the Pocket Breath Analyzer help you to make that decision! This handy little gadget is roughly the size of two fingers, so it can be taken anywhere. Backlit LCD for low-light situations Accurate readings from .01 to .12% BAC. Just slip it into your pocket or purse, and after a night on the town you can accurately determine if you should be driving home or if a taxicab would be a better solution.
The Safety Turtle® System helps protect your child, their friends, nieces and nephews from water accidents by sounding an alarm the instant he or she falls or ventures into the water. Though it’s not a substitute for proper supervision, it is a "last line of defense" against potentially tragic accidents. And if you have more than one child out near the pool, any number of Turtle wristbands of the same color can be used with one base station.
Transform any light fixture into a security camera without new wiring. The installation of this security camera, which “presents” as a floodlight, is as easy as replacing a lightbulb. It constitutes a whole new security option so people can set up a security camera in their homes or businesses without having to run wires across the building. Specifically, the Wireless Floodlight Camera is screwed any wall or ceiling light fixture, then an included decoder is plugged into an AC outlet and connected any TV to provide a live surveillance video feed instantly. The camera is totally portable so it can be readily moved. It captures images at night using infrared emitters, doesn’t interfere with X10 signals and can also be connected to a VCR to record the surveillance feed. Unfortunately, there's no easy way for us to tell you that the camera is not actually a working floodlight.