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Camera-Shy Hoodie Blinds Infrared Cameras with Strobing LEDs

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By hite

The Camera-Shy hoodie is a piece of anti-surveillance wear created by Mac Pierce that prevents a wearer’s identification from being captured by infrared cameras. It does this by strobing the cameras with 12 ultra-bright infrared LEDs. So, Mac Pierce wants to rob banks. Got it.

Because the LEDs are infrared, they’re not detectable by the naked eye while in use and only show up in infrared footage, typical of night-vision security cameras. According to Mac, the strobe operates at a rate that interferes with the auto-exposure of infrared security systems, rendering the wearer anonymous. Alternatively, you can always study to be a ninja or go the classic pantyhose route.

I assume a different strobe rate was used in the example footage above because I could definitely identify Mac in between the light strobes. Now I’m not saying I’d be able to pick him out in a lineup — that depends on just how much Mac is willing to pay to keep me quiet.

[via TechEBlog]