Home Gadgets That Rival Q From James Bond

To mark the launch of the new James Bond Film Spectre, we decided to cover some of the latest security and home gadgets which could rival some of Q’s quirky inventions.

James Bond Style Biometric Security Scanners

Security at airports can be more than a little tedious and time consuming. In a bid to speed up check in times at airports, recognition software will soon be introduced! – used to determine shifty behaviour even James Bond couldn’t hide from. By scanning body language and even facial expressions!

Floor Plan light Switches.

Keeping a light switched on when you’re out is always a great security deterrent. Taewon Hwang have created a fantastic idea of a master light switch panel that incorporates a simple design to tell you what lights are on and off. Never again waste electricity on lights that are turned on or leave your home without keeping a light on for security.

Floor Plan Light switch 2

Netatmo ‘Welcome’

Netatmo is at the cutting edge of home security with its home security camera with James Bond style facial recognition. The futuristic home security system recognises family members as they pass in front of the camera through its facial recognition technology. ‘Welcome’ sends the names of the people it sees straight to your Smartphone. It also alerts you when it sees a stranger.

netatmo welcome home security

First Alert Wifi Safe

The Wi-Fi safe from First Alert is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, allowing the safe to be locked and unlocked directly from your phone – just like James Bonds watch!

First Alert WiFi Safe


Wemo lets you add Wi-Fi to almost anything. Control and set timers to turn things on and off. You can program sprinklers to stay off if rain is forecast or flip on lights with an SMS. Wemo can be synced to almost any electrical appliance and customized for your own personal preferences.


Winter Home Security Tips


As the nights draw darker and colder, it is important to re-evaluate the security of your home and take the necessary measures in improving your home security to ensure your home isn’t an easy burglary target.

Did you know that November is the month you are most likely to be burgled? During the winter period your home can be seen to be more vulnerable by an intruder, especially in the lead up to the Christmas Holidays when you are most likely to have unopened valuable items. According to a report by insurance provider LV= a break in occurs every two minutes in the month of November.

Making your home unappealing to a burglar is the key to preventing it from being burgled during the winter period and is one of the most effective forms of crime prevention.

Although the risk of burglary does differ according to the type of property and level of security that is already in place it is worth taking the necessary precautions in order to best protect yourself and your home from a break-in.

Now that winter is here National Locksmith Keytek® has put together ‘Winter Home Security Tips’ to help you best protect your home from a break-in, which can be found below…

  1. Make sure all doors are securely locked at all times.
  2. If you are not going to be home leave a light on or on a timer to give the illusion that your home is occupied. A TV or Radio is a good alternative to leaving a light on.
  3. Make sure all accessible windows are locked and have restrictors fitted for added security – intruders can wiggle through any gap that is larger than a human head.
  4. Have a burglar alarm fitted. Some alarm systems can end up costing as much as £2000, if this is something you can’t afford have a dummy alarm fitted for as little as £13.99 a fraction of the price but equally as effective in deterring a burglar.
  5. Lock all garages and sheds.
  6. Check the perimeter of your home for weak spots.
  7. Have motion sensing lights fitted to the outside of your home.
  8. Mark any valuables with a UV pen and register them on www.immobilise.com
  9. Keep your curtains or blinds closed at night.
  10. Don’t leave any valuables where they can be seen through the window by passersby on the street.
  11. Don’t share any holiday plans on Social Media.
  12. If you are going on a winter break leave a spare key with a trusted neighbour or relative so they can keep an eye on your home whilst you’re away.
  13. Call a local locksmith on 0800 035 0451 to book in a home security and home insurance compliance check.