2011’s Best Gadgets: Security System
Home security doesn’t get much simpler than this. The Vue Personal
Video Network (vuezone.com) comprises a collection of small, battery-operated
cameras installed indoors and outdoors. With full panning and zooming
capabilities, the cameras can be controlled and checked remotely from a
computer or a smartphone; motion activation also sends a picture alert. A basic
two-camera setup lists for $270; each additional camera runs $100. There’s also an annual service fee of $20 (the first year is complimentary), and a broadband network must be in place.