Spy gadgets for the home [photos]

Spy gadgets for the home [photos]

Summary: As surveillance technology develops, what products are on offer for home tracking?

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Available from the Online Spy Shop, this magnetic car tracker is a credit-card sized gadget which is able to send the real-time location of a vehicle to a mobile phone.

Through either coordinates or a digital map, you can keep an eye on either where your spouse is heading to, or check on employees using company cars. Once you sent a text message to a particular number, the device immediately sends you location data.

A computer is not needed for this gadget to work, and the inbuilt battery will last one week. The car tracker uses a SiRF Star III chipset and a quad-band GSM modem.

Each tracker costs £234 ($375). 

 

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  • Teddy Gets Creepy

    Its funny, but the idea of Teddy is fine, until you put a camera in him. Suddenly he comes to life and creeps me out, just a little bit. I think a remote control car with mini camera would be more congruous.
    david-gfe-games
    • it is a good idea

      Teddy Bear cameras have already helped to catch bad people, like this example:
      http://www.standard.co.uk/news/camera-hidden-in-a-teddy-bear-catches-carer-stealing-100-from-terminally-ill-pensioner-6934637.html
      sg1efc
  • Eyetek's two-way adapter

    Hmm... I'd like to buy that. Oh, wait! Is this ZDNet UK? Whoops. Wrong website. Wait a minute... I did type www.zdnet.com, did I? Yes, I did in the first place! And I'm in the US Edition!

    Bummer.
    Grayson Peddie
  • Smartphone interceptor.

    putting this on anyone but your own(personal not shared) and your kids phones, without there knowledge is or should be illegal. putting it on an employees phone is definitely a breach of privacy.
    nicholaas321
  • This is a lawyer's dream come true...

    " A smartphone interceptor

    Eyetek's smartphone interceptor is a relatively new set of spying software to keep an eye on smartphone activity.

    The manufacturers say that "the SmartPhone Intercept is great for keeping tabs your spouse if you suspect they may be having an affair, employees, children, and anyone else you wish to.""

    Yep, what lawyer isn't going to love the invasion of privacy cases that this "Smartphone interceptor" will create, lots of laughs.
    sg1efc