Is there a means to review and adjust our personal account security settings for this site? i.e. privacy concerns
Topic by Hudson-108 | last reply
Hey hey, so the other day i came up with a way that i thought might work well for a bicycle security...thing. anyways, since just about all bikes are made of metal, except the carbon ones, and metal conducts electricity, what if you had some way of making your bike, electrically charged? i guess (i dont know all the proper words heh) so if a person comes up to your bike and wants to take it, at some point in the process of taking your bike, he would come in contact with some metal part and get shocked. i thought if you made it properly, and made the shock strong enough, it would be a great way to keep your bike safe...cause i know if i went to take someones bike, and all of a sudden i get zapped all of a sudden every time i touch the bike, i would not want that bike! i figured you'd need some batteries with enough voltage to give him a good shock, enough to make him not want to take the bike, but not so much that you would kill him...that obviously would not be good. but i'd imagine that more powerful batteries might be to big, and not fit anywhere on your bike. i thought that maybe you could hide everything in the seat tube after you take the seat post out, and maybe have a hidden switch somewhere on the bike so you could turn it off. im sure there's more issues i havent thought over, just an idea, and im far from an electrical expert, so i dont know how rubber shoes might ground the person, or how you would go about wiring it, and other stuff like that. i just wanted to see what some people here thought about it, and if it is even possible for me to do
Topic by sirshmoopy | last reply
I'm planning on setting up a simple home security system for my home. I was thinking of using Wireless IP webcams, placed in strategic locations, monitored by software with a motion sensing function. I would tweak the sensitivity and add null zones as needed. I would probably only use two or three cameras to start out, and have the software save ten or twenty seconds of video when the motion sensor was triggered. EASY. Once I have the motion sensing bugs worked out, I'd like for the software to email/text message me. I think most of the security programs for webcams out there can do this. I've had good experiences with one program that also let you run an image server so you can view current images through the internet. The TRICKY part is how I would like to set up the network of wireless IP webcams. What I was hoping to do is have one machine that was dedicated to running the cameras. My goal was to use my two wireless routers so that I could have two seperate networks, one for the cameras, and one for all the other devices (laptops, desktops, game systems, printers). My question is, do I connect the router for the cameras to the computer that will run the security software, or do I plug that router into the router for the other devices? I've never worked with two of these small LinkSYS routers at the same time, so I'm not sure if I should be trying to create some sort of network bridge, or if I would maybe connect the camera router and camera computer via the WAN port of the router, since all of the camera images would be displayed on a image/web server running on that computer, accessed from the internet via the other router. Also, I've never worked with wireless IP webcams, so if there is any sort of quirck that I should know about that your average instructables user couldn't figure out, any help or advice with that would be much appreciated as well. Thanx Tony P.S. Eventually, I'd like to add in a strobe that would blink and a siren that would sound for a short time. I think I could figure this part out with "Pico Servers" and some relays.
Topic by NozeDive | last reply
Has anybody had any experience with taking an Arduino and electronics misc through airport security. Carry-on or baggage or in your in your shirt pocket? I suppose some ladder climber could make something of it for points seeing a bunch of wires and electronic type stuff. I am planning on a international flight in Feb this next year so i am investigating it now. Thanks W
Topic by WWC | last reply
I have a car with a mechanical door lock that is broken. Hence I cannot lock the car door (drivers side). I tried to stick a couple of staples (from hasp and staples) using superglue to the door and body work with the idea of putting a padlock through both. To my surprise the superglue would not stick. Has anyone any idea how I can secure the door while the lock is broken. Thanks
Topic by anon_private | last reply
I was recently asked to renew my pro subscription via email. When I visited the renewal page, I noticed that I am asked to enter my credit card information on an insecure web page (http vs https). Please fix this. If there is a secure page already, this should be the default.
Topic by smtfish | last reply
I'm concerned about the security of my macbook while I'm in a public network, even though I'm pretty sure I'm reasonably secure: Can someone just clarify this for me? If no one else can physically get a hold of my macbook, and I've got remote login, remote desktop, remote management, (etc) all turned off, is there still much of a chance that my data could be stolen and/or my macbook messed up? I still need access to the internet, and bluetooth at times, however...
Question by .Unknown. | last reply
Does anybody know how to open up an n64 without buying a special screw driver? I'm going to make an instructable on how to make a cheap, good, desktop power supply out of the n64 powersupply. If you look at it's specs it's pretty good for it's size! 3.3 volts at 2.2 amps and 12 volts at .8 amps. I'm going to but a boost circuit in and get 5 volts too (didn't want to use a 7805, if you're going to be using the 12 volts you want all the amps you want, plus what project uses 2.2 amps of 3.3 volts?). Plus I'm going to make it so that you can still use it as a power supply for the n64, and it won't be ugly.
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
I have an idea for a key security device! altoids tin you would use some batteries, and croduce a current through the key via copper wire. if someone (who knows the location of the keys) decides to take it they'll get a shocking suprise! to safely take the keys, just remove bateryes. oh and you mite have to coat the inside of the tin with something
Topic by Sadam and Osama | last reply
Browsing NOTCOT today, I came across an interesting "artistic statement" on what to do when the Thought Police decide you've crossed the line from artist to terrorist. I read it twice before I noticed the author. Make sure you read the comments there before you start commenting here about how it won't really work. Yes, young lady, I'm looking at you!
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hello, Could anyone tell me what type of security tag this is? I have Googled and Wickipediad en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_tag around the subject looking for, 'induction coil security tag', but I mainly find information about the flat strip type. I'm new to electrickery so I am guessing it is an induction type of device? Also, is the green component a capacitor? ...um... Thank you.
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?
Topic by 4DIYers | last reply
This is a Tamper Resistant screw called Torx Security because it has a pin in the middle and a common hex driver can't go in. I need to take it out without having to buy a Torx driver (very expensive) and not knowing the size either (I guess 2/4" or 6mm). Thank you for your input!
Topic by Butlersmiles | last reply
It's good to learn about the best way to keep your ride secure. The only time I've had anything stolen from my bike in several years in San Francisco was because I was lazy and didn't lock up my wheels with a cable. I figured that they were crappy wheels and weren't worth much, but he replacement cost for a new set sucked and they never rode as well as the first. Live and learn.Speaking of which, here are some great locking mistakes that mostly apply to cars. I wonder where these are from because I've never seen anyone do stuff like this in the States ever. 15 Strange Moments In Anti-Theftvia Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I need help. my younger siblings (5 of them) keep coming into my room. today my little brother scratched my computer screen, touch out the disc drive, and messed up the movement pad. i need a security alarm that will let me, my parents, my older brother, or the babysitter know of the intrusion. my bedroom is strait off a hall with no door or door jam for that matter. it pretty much is a hall that opens into a room. sorta. i was thinking of a triplaser with sound or somthing. please help. i can not let this happen again
Topic by sev17 | last reply
I've had my car knocked into when parked and could not find any witnesses to the incident. That set me out into the market and internet to find a camera system that can record about 12 hours when I am away from the car. Unfortunately, every system I've come across is a "black box" system. It records moments before an accident so you can have evidence. Anyone knows how to build one?
Topic by legan
I've just started playing with Arduino boards and programming and I am curious about firmware or downloading a program to a chip upon completion so the project remains so I can keep it intact after I remove the Arduino interface. Can you buy inexpensive chips and download a program to the chip with all the instructions on it so I don't have to leave the Arduino board connected to it. I've heard there are inexpensive one time chips that you can download too and that's pretty much it. Once the program is in, its in and you can't reprogram it again so my questions are this 1) can this be done? 2) does anyone have an Instructable for a project that uses this, and finally, where can I get such programmable chips? Any assistance or advise is most appreciated.
Question by happywatt | last reply
I currently have WPA security set on my home wireless network. It works nicely to limit access only to those to whom I give the password. However, it's a real pain to try getting Linux-running laptops to connect to it. Same with my BlackBerry. I'm considering disabling security entirely and instead creating a "whitelist" of MAC addresses of the wireless devices I want to allow access. Is this a bad idea? Will I be leaving my network vulnerable in a way I'm not foreseeing?
Question by yoyology | last reply
Ok i like the idea of where you put a security camera in a hidden spot around the house to capture those unwanted trespassers, but recording unwanted recorded video from the the night you were on vacation sometimes is a pain to watch since you have to watch the whole thing or fast forward to the part where someone came "unnoticed" (especially when you have some people in the neighborhood egging your house). anyone have an idea where a standard security camera (mini cameras, cctv, wireless w/ IR lighting) can be hooked up to a computer (or better a stand alone hard drive) and able to use a motion detector and also only record video that shows "someone" on the property when activated?
Topic by KT Gadget
Reuters: LONDON--A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry. Link to Camera news
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
So i saw this ad on ibles and guess what?it's what i was talking about in my other forum about airport security!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you can get pre-screened to pass through the hassle we know as airport security!!!!!!!!no more long lines!!!!!!!!this very extremely wonderful thing
Topic by AnarchistAsian | last reply
I've never used Arduinos before but I think it would be a cool project to make a mini security camera using a webcam that would plug into some type of Arduino shield to hold video memory. Is this possible? What parts would I need? Thanks.
Question by King Julien | last reply
Has anyone been able to connect a wireless receiver/transmitter to an arduino? i would like to hook up something along the lines of a http://www.napcosecurity.com/images/manuals/GEM-RECV_WI751C.03_INST.pdf to my arduino and have that talk to my pc and whatnot. the Arduino <=> pc link is easy, its the receiver<=> Arduino communication that i'm concerned with...
Question by Rob311 | last reply
This is a small security concern which I'd only thought about over night and was worried to check. When you upload images, the EXIF tag data contains info from the camera including if your camera is enabled with GPS, a spot on location. This is only worrying if you're going to post something specifically expensive which will remain in location. Last week I published an instructable for a recipe using expensive rare ingredients - it's not past the wit of man to take the EXIF GPS data from the image and visit that location. Because instructables are a how-to to do it yourself at home, I don't think there's any need to hold this information. I know the burden could be left with the author to scrub his images but this could be automated within the image upload system when you process 'original' images. If it's a specific location that is required in an instructable you could just add it to the text. So my question is, can you look into implementing it and if possible scrubbing the hundreds of thousands of images currently on your servers. If not, I may need to go through a few of my more recent ones and do a bit of scrubbing myself which may delay things a little and there's always a danger I'll accidently forget one time. Cheers, Tim
Topic by tim_n | last reply
Lateral Thinker forwarded this one to me and I thought it would be of general interest. Two people suspected of stealing up to 1000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at a US airport have been arrested by police who found piles of the stolen bags strewn throughout their home. There were so many suitcases that Phoenix police could only give a rough estimate of their number... Go here for the 'rest of the story'...
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I was hoping to find some guidance here about how to make a special surveillance system. I would like for a web cam(or some other camera of sorts) to monitor my vehicle out front of my apartment though my dorm room window. I would like for that cam to run independent of a computer, and dump it's video files onto a usb/sd card. Is this even possible? I also need help shopping for which webcam would be most suitible(cost effective) for my purposes. My car is about 20-30 feet away. I'll attach a pic.(its the red jeep) More Specs: I have an outlet right next beneath the window, so ac power would be great. I have soldering equipment available to me if necessary, but keep it simple if possible. I have 100 bucks to spend. Thanks, Jello-Jigglers
Topic by Jello-Jigglers | last reply
I need to glaze 16 small panes (430 x 275 mm) in very strong, cast aluminium window frames (8 per frame, either side of the door). Is 3 mm frosted polycarbonate going to be impact resistant enough to keep people out? The building these windows are part of is in a fairly remote place, so security is a concern but for cost and aesthetic reasons we don't want to glaze with glass and install a metal security screen. The current ugly solution is boarding them up and securing with screws but this doesn't allow us light inside. Cost is a consideration since I've been given permission by the company that owns the land to reglaze them and if I provide the labour they will supply the materials. 16 off 3 mm sheets, £3.85 each = £61.60 16 off 4 mm sheets, £5.14 each = £82.24 16 off 6 mm sheets, £7.70 each = £123.20 I've found lots of sites shouting "yeah polycarb is badass! It's unbreakable!" but not one that gives an idea for thinner sheets. Am I wasting money by going for thicker sheets? Or if someone's trying to get in might a 3 mm sheet be breakable?
Question by Jayefuu | last reply
I'm trying to set up some security lights and I'm having some trouble. I don't really like the motion-sensor-activated lights that I've seen -- they all have the motion-switch right by the light -- I'd rather have them come on when either of two gates are opened (if a person is coming from the street) or if someone passes a spot on the walkway (if they're coming from the back building on this property) either with an eye-beam or, if it's cheaper, a motion detector, that's nowhere near the lights. I would like the lights to come on only at night and go off after about 5 mins. If possible, it would be nice if a noise could be played during the daylight hours. I've looked into delay timers and other devices but I'm really new to this, so any help would be appreciated
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Question by Kendog78 | last reply
To stop break ins
Question by lty516 | last reply
Hey everyone! For a long time, being a modeler and working in the industry, I have always felt that Modelers get the short end of the stick. Things get re textured, models get hijacked and studios just kind of store models and stock pile them up. Some people will even resell models that don't belong to them. I used to see it all the time. Well, my crew and I came out with a software that enables you to share and collaborate on your 3D files securely. We won the SXSW Innovation Award for Privacy & Security last month and just released our beta this week. We would love for you all to try it out and give us your feedback so that we can make the best product possible. If you are interested, here is the link to download - www.d3crypt3d.net/downloadnow/ Thank you!
Topic by D3CRYPT3D
No matter where I log in, whether it's on the top of the page, on the dedicated login page, or on the pop-up box when I click "View all on one page", I always have to log back in when viewing a new instructable. This happens at work, using IE7, and at home, using FF3.6. And yes, I'm checking the "keep me logged in" box.
Question by yoyology | last reply
I suspect someone is pilfering through my things at work, when I leave my office to walk across the lobby to the restroom. I need to be alerted if this is happening, and, even better, get a video capture of the person doing it that may be burned to disk as proof, and reprimand!
Question by pnorder | last reply