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FakeTV: Fool burglars into thinking you're at home

Most burglars are aiming for unoccupied houses. Trick them into thinking you're at home with the FakeTV, a small gadget that flickers and changes colors to mimic a real television set.

By Jun. 21, 2011


Zuckerbandits? Alleged 'Facebook' burglars busted

Three males are arrested for allegedly stealing over $100,000 worth of electronics, ammunition, fireworks, and other booty by using Facebook to find when victims are away.

By Sep. 10, 2010


Fool burglars with Verizon's smart-home system

Verizon's Home Monitoring and Control system can adjust your lighting, heating and security camera settings while you're on the road.

By Jan. 5, 2011


CNET UK Podcast 129: Is Google helping burglars?

This week on the CNET UK Podcast, we talked about the best April Fool gags we'd seen and interviewed a former burglar to find out if they really could use Google StreeView to help rob your house

By Apr. 3, 2009


Home automation system, YouTube nab burglars

An Indiana man is sitting in prison for six years, thanks to a motion-sensitive video camera hooked up to a computer and a video of the break-in posted to YouTube.

By Apr. 8, 2008


AlertMe 2.0: Reduces your energy bills and catches burglars

AlertMe is back with a host of new add-ons designed to help reduce your energy bills, improve security and generally drag your home kicking and screaming into the 21st century

By Apr. 24, 2009


Stolen computers arrive back at nonprofit -- with apology note

Burglars break into the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office and steal PCs and a laptop. Then they seem to realize whose they are. So they break in again.

By Aug. 8, 2013


LG lights up smart bulb that responds to your phone

The Bluetooth-equipped smart bulb can talk to your mobile device so you can remotely turn it on and off, adjust the brightness, and schedule its activity.

By Mar. 24, 2014


Nextdoor nabs $60M to bring its network to more neighborhoods

You and your neighbors equal money in the bank for this young but growing company.

By Oct. 29, 2013


Will laws soon stop you from filming your neighbors?

With the topical focus on one human spying on another, authorities in the U.K. believe new laws may be necessary to prevent people from filming their neighbors using their CCTV security systems.

By Jun. 9, 2013