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Laser Bun-Bun

From Bruce Schneier's CRYPTO-GRAM newsletter: $200 for a fake security system. "Moving red laser beams scare away potential intruders. Laser beams move along floor and wall 180 degrees. Easy to install, 110v comes on automatically w/timer." Watch the video. This is not an alarm, and it doesn't do anything other than the laser light show. But, as the product advertisement says, "perception can be an excellent deterrent to crime."

Although this only works if the product isn't very successful -- or widely known.
http://www.amazon.com/Globallink-Security-171-25-Laserscan-Deterrent/dp/B005K0DWTQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnH95uzQPOo

I have a different perspective on why this wouldn't work:

1. Most people, including thieves, know that red lasers aren't used for this type of alarm system.
2. I HAVE CATS!

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scentedwoods
Sep. 15th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
If I looked in a window and saw cats running around chasing laser beams, darn tootin' I'd be breaking in so I could play with them.
annablume
Sep. 15th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's for cat burglars and it's supposed to distract them from robbing you.
mcohenmn
Sep. 17th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
Funny how two sisters argue from opposite ends... :-)
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