Backyard surveillance system

Craft & Design

David Bynoe, a Canadian artist, built this 20-foot-tall periscope, dubbed Blockwatch, in his backyard.

Blockwatch – periscope surveillance system – [via] Link

6 thoughts on “Backyard surveillance system

  1. cyrano_de_bergerac says:

    Although the construction of the device was not shown in detail, such a device was used in the movie “A matter of life and death” – starring David Niven (1948ish) – by the village doctor to keep eye on his patients going about their business during the day.

  2. SWV1787 says:

    How do you say “Peeping Tom” in Canadian? otherwise a very cool idea. I like the controles for it.

  3. says:

    I’ll bet he’s REAL popular with the neighbors!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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