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Mini motion detector guards your goods

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The Stilla motion detector
The Stilla motion detector
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You activate Stilla simply by squeezing it, or via an accompanying iOS/Android app
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You activate Stilla simply by squeezing it, or via an accompanying iOS/Android app
The Stilla motion detector
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The Stilla motion detector

Theft of items such as purses and laptops doesn't only happen when they're left unattended for long periods of time – frequently, it occurs when you've just turned your back on them for a minute or two. It was with this in mind that Stilla Motion was created. It's a "coin-sized" motion detector that can be placed on any object, and that will alert you if that object is subsequently moved.

You activate Stilla simply by squeezing it, or via an accompanying iOS/Android app. It can just be laid on a given item, or stuck to it using some included double-sided tape. Once armed, it's able to differentiate between recurring background motion (such as the swaying of a train car), and the sort of movements that would be involved in its getting picked up.

You activate Stilla simply by squeezing it, or via an accompanying iOS/Android app
You activate Stilla simply by squeezing it, or via an accompanying iOS/Android app

Depending on the settings selected on the app, you will be alerted either via Stilla's own 85-decibel alarm, an alarm tone on your smartphone (the device has a range of 150 ft/46 m), or a combination of both. If you're using phone-alarm-only mode, and the object that was being guarded is no longer in sight by the time you turn around, you can use the app to remotely sound Stilla's onboard alarm.

Additionally, should you simply forget about your purse, laptop, etc and try walking away without it, you'll be alerted as you move out of range.

Stilla Motion is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, where a pledge of US$29 will get you one, when and if they're ready to go. The planned retail price is approximately $49.

Sources: Stilla, Indiegogo

1 comment
Donkey of Rodent
...wait, so you have to set the alarm when you expect someone might try to grab your stuff? Doesn't seem very useful. . Far more useful would simply be for the tagging units to require an intentional 'undocking' from your person to exceed proximity from you (either your personal tracker or phone) if away from a designated 'home area', or to exit 'home area'. This way, protection does not require action, onot letting down your guard requires action.