Amazing security technology of the week

May 22, 2008

It's only Thursday, but I know who earns the award: Bio-Sense.

Never heard of them? Neither had I until I was a post on engadget (consumer technology geek blog). OK, go check them at their own website (

So why did they win this almost value-less blog award? Here's why: This Israeli company is working on an audio analytic called DogGuard that can tell whether a dog is barking because it's just cold and tired and wants to come in, or whether it's angry because there is someone trying to get onto the property. I personally can tell when our German shepherd and our labrador are annoyed that they're stuck in the backyard versus the bark for "Evil UPS driver is here", but if it wasn't my dog, I'm not so sure I could tell the difference.

Here's the DogGuard pitch: "DogGuard incorporates the extraordinary, age-old skills of well-trained watchdogs into advanced, state-of-the-art technology. Using its highly sensitive sensors, DogGuard interprets the dogs' barks, precisely indicating an unauthorized access attempt to any secured site. In addition to such early alerts, the dogs also serve as a deterring and delaying factor, thus providing the response team with a longer response time." The company apparently already has some implentations for this amazing work they're doing at Bio-Sense.


Dog with beer

"Is the dog barking because it wants another beer or is someone breaking into our high-security facility?"