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Night Vision Surveillance Blinds

The ultimate in home security window accessories.
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Display technology is advancing at an amazing rate at the moment and the roll-up display screen is just around the corner. Why not utilize this to improve your home security?

Affix a roll-up screen above your living room window et voila - you've got a window blind capable of displaying moving images. Now affix a night-vision camera outside your house, aligned to show on the screen exactly what you'd see were you looking out of the window. Naughty Johnny Burglar can't see you - but you can sure see him!

During the day, your screen could be used to keep the sun out, but a series of majestic landscapes is shown on the blind. Imagine peering out of oyur living room window to a see a flock of millions of flamingoes descending on Lake Bogoria. Or Victoria Falls plummeting into your front garden.

The possibilities are endless.

CheeseFilteredCigarette, Dec 11 2002

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       I like this, even though Night Vision Twitching Net Curtains may be more apt.
my face your, Dec 11 2002
  

       An image on the screen isn't the same thing as a window. Sure, if we had super hi resolution super flat roll-up cheap 3-D displays, we'd use them to add scenery to our house. I mean, duh. But we don't, so this idea is mostly "WIBNI there were super hi resolution super flat roll-up cheap 3-D displays".
egnor, Dec 11 2002
  

       I never said that the screen would be a holographic analogue of the view from your window. It's patently obvious that you wouldn't get any kind of parallax effect through the screen. (And isn't changing your annotation after I've replied to it cheating slightly?) ;)   

       For that I'd recommend sitting in front of your window, in the dark, wearing image intenisfying goggles (maybe with an assault rifle in one hand and a bowie knife in the other, for that crazed, delusional Vietnam veteran effect).   

       I just thought the effect would be kind of cute. That's all.
CheeseFilteredCigarette, Dec 11 2002
  

       I wouldn't mind trying this,i can only imagine that the night-vision gear could be quite costly though..oh well, just have to leave the lights on and stick my cam on the roof again..the flashing red light frightens the cats and monkeys off the roof.
skinflaps, Dec 11 2002
  

       // sitting in front of your window, in the dark, wearing image intenisfying goggles (maybe with an assault rifle in one hand and a bowie knife in the other, for that crazed, delusional Vietnam veteran effect). //   

       Who said you could come and look in at my windows, eh ? EH ? You lookin' at me ? Ah said, you lookin' at ME ?
8th of 7, Dec 12 2002
  

       //Who said you could come and look in at my windows, eh ? EH ? You lookin' at me ? Ah said, you lookin' at ME ?//   

       Sorry, I just happened to see you when I was scanning local houses with a telescope from my bedroom window.
CheeseFilteredCigarette, Dec 15 2002
  

       I was recently in hospital, and one of the annoying things is the way they keep the lights on so they can see into all the wards at night and check you're not dead. I was going to post Night Vision Windows which would open onto the ward from the corridor, but this seems to me to be the perfect application for these blinds. Nurses can then look in on patients without waking them (and everyone else in the ward).
moomintroll, Jul 26 2006
  

       This idea might be further proof that we don't use the "random" button enough. [+]
shapu, Jul 26 2006
  

       Too true[shapu]too true.   

       Kinda rhymes.
skinflaps, Jul 27 2006
  
      
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