Wireless Tags let you keep track of your stuff
If you have roommates, particularly sketchy ones, your stuff goes missing occasionally. I had a roommate who liked to “borrow” my expensive camera equipment, another roommate who tried to “borrow” my computer, and still another roommate who tried to “borrow” my microbrews.
It really would have saved me a lot of roommate beatings if they’d just invented Wireless Tags earlier.
It’s fairly straightforward. You plug the tag manager, a small wireless node point, into an Ethernet connection and power source. Then you configure the tags, which have enough sensors that they can detect anything from a door opening to a temperature change. The tag logs the data and pings a notification to your smartphone.
So, for example, you could easily hide one of these in the closet you keep your valuable stuff in, and if the door opens while you’re not there? Busted.
Even better, these are simple to set up. Just attach, ping to your phone, and forget. The watch batteries that these run off of can last for years.
Not that you’ll need them more than a few weeks, really. But they’re handy to have, especially for the paranoid.
Wireless Tags [Official Site]