Home security gadgets are all the rage, fueled in no small part by Dropcam and their competitors. But video surveillance and smart locks have issues of data storage and hack-ability to deal with that scares most non-techie types. Pilot Labs, a small OEM wireless product manufacturing company in San Diego, decided to leap into the fray with a product that brings wireless security to the masses who have a hard time figuring out fax machines. Coin Guard, currently awaiting funding through Kickstarter before it becomes widely available, hopefully in time for Christmas, Is a disk about two inches across that the user lays onto of something to protect. If the disk is moved, it sends an alarm to a mobile phone. So, if you can download an app to your phone, plug an ethernet cable into a router, and press a button you can have a security system installed in minutes.
We sat down with company co-founder Chris Thomas to get the skinny on the unusual product. Check it out.