13-year-old boy invents doorbell that tricks burglars into thinking you're home

Monday, June 6, 2011


From The Daily Mail:
A schoolboy is on course for a £250,000 windfall after inventing a doorbell that fools burglars into believing somebody is home at an empty property.

Smart Bell, designed by 13-year-old Laurence Rook, dials the homeowner's mobile phone when pressed, allowing them to talk to whoever is outside their front door.

The device even produces a small amount of white noise to give any unexpected guest the impression they are speaking to someone inside the house on an intercom system.
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6 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

Because burglars walk up to the front door and ring the doorbell now?... p.s. cost? p.s. i guarantee that would piss me the fuck off. Fuck that kid and his retarded ideas.

Anonymous said...

This is great: if you see your neighbour leaveing start ringing that bell!!!! xD LOL

Anonymous said...

Good job swearing at an entrepreneurial kid on the internet and calling him retarded. He's probably amounted to more already than you will. The girl scouts are selling cookies now if you want to go mock them.

Anonymous said...

some burglars WILL actually ring the doorbell, especially if they know the homeowners. besides, this invention is useful for other reasons as well. way to go, kid!

Anonymous said...

It's certainly not new - from 2004 I remember ringing at the door of a small hotel in Germany only to be told that the owner is on its way to let us in. It looked a quite standard business ISDN feature...

Anonymous said...

Because burglars walk up to the front door and ring the doorbell now?... p.s. cost? p.s. i guarantee that would piss me the fuck off. Fuck that kid and his retarded ideas.

I'm sure some do to check if there's anyone in, and if nobody answers, they'd think there's nobody in...

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