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49 Ways to Thwart Thieves

Anti-Theft Innovations, from Belted Bike Locks to Thief-Proof Coats

— June 26, 2012 — Tech
Judging from all of these anti-theft innovations, you'd think the only people on this planet were those with sticky fingers. But while you and I might be honest individuals who would never dream of stealing someone else's phone, bike, car or (gasp!) sandwich, knowing what your options are when it comes to protecting your goods is not paranoid -- it's essential.

A good bike doesn't come cheap (perhaps this is what the thieves tell themselves as well), so you might as well protect it with a wireless bike lock or a tire clamp. And, while you're at it, why not slip on a thief-proof coat and add a bum-recognition seat to your car? Make sure you check out all the anti-theft innovations on this list; they're definitely necessities if you possess things you just don't want others to take.
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Bum Recognition Seats
Bum Recognition Seats
Anti-Theft Driver's Seat Turns the Shape Of Your Butt Into a Key
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Weight Security Systems
Weight Security Systems
The Butt-Recognition Car Seat Remembers Your Weight to Stop Thieves
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Talking Car Computers
Talking Car Computers
The Honda Anti-Theft Negotiator Fends Off Bad Guys
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Flash Drive Encryptors
Flash Drive Encryptors
The Hiddn Crypto Adaptor Keeps Your Digital Life Private
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Protective Gadget-Guards
Protective Gadget-Guards
The iPad Lock Keeps Your Apple Gadget from Pesky Thieves
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Burglar-Detecting Doorstops
Burglar-Detecting Doorstops
The Portable Door Alarm Wedge Will Have Intruders Running
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Household Withdrawal Devices
Household Withdrawal Devices
The Cyber Bank Personal ATM Promotes Saving Overspending
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Computer Peripheral Vaults
Computer Peripheral Vaults
The NZXT USB Bunker Thwarts Keyboard Thieves
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Anti-Theft Proximity Alarms
Anti-Theft Proximity Alarms
The Blue Watchdog Notifies Your Phone in Case of Theft
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Shocking Anti-Theft Slacks
Shocking Anti-Theft Slacks
‘Electric Pants' by Shyam Chaurasia Punishes Pickpockets
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Gilded Anti-Theft Gadgets
Gilded Anti-Theft Gadgets
The Justin Gignac 'Security!' Pin Adds a Golden Touch to Safety
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Tamper-Proof Cycles
Tamper-Proof Cycles
The StayLocked Bike Will Deter Thieves Immediately
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Thief Photo Posting
Thief Photo Posting
'GadgetTrak' Locates Stolen Technology and Shows the Culprit
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Laptop Security Tethers
Laptop Security Tethers
The Clicksafe Keyed Laptop Lock Makes Your Computer Thief-Proof
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Heat-Packing Strongboxes
Heat-Packing Strongboxes
The GunVault GVB1000 Gun Safe Keeps Your Arms Secured
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Caged Clutch Collections
Caged Clutch Collections
The Fleet Ilya SS12 Line is Minimalist and Risque
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Thwarting Auto Thieves
Thwarting Auto Thieves
OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Stops High Speed Chases in Their Tracks
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Sneaky Safety Drawers
Sneaky Safety Drawers
Anti-Theft Box Confuses Thiefs and Owners With Arrows
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Smartphone Gaming Disguises
Smartphone Gaming Disguises
The Game Boy Color iPhone 4 Decal Dupes Potential Thieves
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iDisguise
iDisguise
Disguise Your Ipod Nano as a Candy
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High Security Tablet Locks
High Security Tablet Locks
Griffin TechSafe Case Offers Serious Protection from Bumps and Thieves
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PickPocket Guerrilla
PickPocket Guerrilla
Fake Hands Placed In Bags by Brussels Airlines
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Purse Protection Systems
Purse Protection Systems
The Handbag Security Safe is Stylish and Keeps Pickpockets at Bay
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Anti-Theft Tablet Sheaths
Anti-Theft Tablet Sheaths
The Kensington SecureBack iPad 2 Case Keeps Thieves Away
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Guitar Anti-Theft Devices
Guitar Anti-Theft Devices
The Rock Lock Protects Your Six String from Roadies & Thieves
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Tesla Theft Protection
Tesla Theft Protection
Cloak Your Car in a Lightning Bolt
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Belted Bike Locks
Belted Bike Locks
The Hiplok Wearable Bike Lock Lets You Fashionably Secure Your Cycle
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Criminal Catching Doormats
Criminal Catching Doormats
The Anti-Burglar Mats Traps Thieves on the Way Out
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Thievery-Thwarting Sandwiches
Thievery-Thwarting Sandwiches
These Lunch Bugs Sandwich Bags Will Keep Your Food Safe
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Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Mac Funamizu Ensures the Shacklie Will Not Be Stolen
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Wall Outlet Safe
Wall Outlet Safe
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Sneaky Broken Wheels
Sneaky Broken Wheels
The Anti-Theft Collapsible Bike Wheel Deceives Bike Thieves
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Built-In Anti-Theft Bikes
Built-In Anti-Theft Bikes
The Handlebar Bike Lock Ensures That Your Never Forget Your Lock
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Deceptive Piggy Banks
Deceptive Piggy Banks
Canon DSLR Camera Bank Keeps Your Money Well-Hidden
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Beach Safes
Beach Safes
Anti-Theft Gigga Clam Keeps Belongings Like Sunglasses Safe
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Battlefield Bicycles
Battlefield Bicycles
The ‘B.O.N.D.' Comes Equipped with Tank Tires and a Flame-Thrower
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Thief-Proof Coats
Thief-Proof Coats
Quilted Leather Jacket Has Built-in, Anti-Theft Backpack
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Anti-Theft Denims
Anti-Theft Denims
The Levi's Commuter Series Caters to Cyclists
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Impenetrable Bike Security
Impenetrable Bike Security
The TiGr Titanium Bike Lock Will Give Thieves a Hard Time
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Anti-Theft Apparel
Anti-Theft Apparel
Clothing Arts' Pick-Pocket Proof Pants Offer High Security Style
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Wraparound Cycles
Wraparound Cycles
Kevin Scott Designs a Bendy Bike That Thwarts Thieves
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Anti-Theft Coffee Cups
Anti-Theft Coffee Cups
The Plug Mug Gets Rid of Java Bandits
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Top Secret Parking
Top Secret Parking
Underground Parking Spaces for 007 Enthusiasts in Big Cities
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Fingerprint Security Wallets
Fingerprint Security Wallets
Dunhill's Biometric Wallets Uses High Security Technology
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Anti-Theft Bike Designs
Anti-Theft Bike Designs
Innovative Ways to Keep Your Bicycle Safe, Indoors and Out
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Wireless Bike Locks
Wireless Bike Locks
The Halo Bicycle Lock Alerts You to Theft via Your Smartphone
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Dual-Purpose Bike Bolts
Dual-Purpose Bike Bolts
Cheng-Tsung Feng's Pedal Lock Thwarts Thieves in Two Ways
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Anti-Theft Lunch Bags
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags
Fake Mold Sherwood Forlee Plastic Bags
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Tire-Clamping Cycle Security
Tire-Clamping Cycle Security
The Head-Lock Bike Lock is an Inventive Anti-Theft Device
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