Speed Reads

Innovation of the Week

Innovation of the week: The burglar-deterring light bulb

How many other bulbs protect your home from thieves?

Innovation of the week: The burglar-deterring light bulb

The Burglar Deterrent, from BeON Home, is designed to be a lighting and home security system in one, said Jon Fingas at Engadget. The smart bulbs learn how you use your lights and then repeat those patterns while you are away, giving the impression of a lived-in home. They'll even listen for your doorbell and sequence lights to turn on to deter would-be intruders. BeON is crowdfunding the project by offering bundles to be delivered as early as April, starting at $199 for a three-pack or $395 for a six-pack.