Tilting security cams for the paranoid

Pan your bunker remotely up to 330 feet away

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
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One of the most vexing things about being chronically paranoid is the limitations of our equipment (technologically speaking). No matter how many security cameras you've installed, for example, there will always be blind spots--and we know that's exactly where our enemies are sure to be lying in wait.

We may be getting some much-needed help, however, from a new remote-controlled tilting camera on the market. This neat little device can pan the landscape at will, controlled from up to 330 feet away with a handheld monitor that includes at 2.5-inch LCD screen to watch your target's every move. Built-in Infra-red LEDs even give the camera up to 16 feet of night vision.

These devices don't come cheap, at $250 apiece, but it's still cheaper than hiring a 24-hour security guard. And it doesn't take coffee breaks.