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"Smart" curtains can detect intruders

By John Kirchner October 2, 2012

Home security systems have become increasingly sophisticated over the past few years, thanks in part to the advent of the smartphone. But check out this new innovation from the Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All Department: Curtains that detect intruders.

According to Inhabitat, “Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin have developed an amazing new type of intruder-detecting ‘smart’ curtains that can sense when someone is trying to break in.”

But how does it work?

“When the fabric is cut or penetrated, a built-in microcontroller triggers an alarm that gives authorities the precise location of the break-in.”

And you thought your curtains helped with privacy.

Is this something you would install in your home?