Audio Warning Camera by Swann Communications USA Inc.
$48.50 at Amazon.com
Smart security cameras just keep getting smarter and cheaper. This new item from Swann is a good example, well suited for home or small business use.
Unlike other smart cameras, this one isnít Internet-capable; you canít view its images on your smartphone or office computer. Instead, you plug it into a TV set or video recorder. The camera produces a sharp black-and-white image. You get a remote control unit that lets you adjust image brightness and also control the cameraís flashing lights and audio warning.
You see, this camera tries to scare off by yelling at them. It has a built-in motion sensor. Move into range, and the camera plays a stern warning that your activities are being videotaped. In addition, red and blue LED lights flash in a menacing sort of way. The overall effect would be quite enough to end my criminal career.
Swann should bring out an Internet-enabled version of this camera, for attachment to a home PC. That would make this impressive gadget even more appealing.