13 Year Old Invents the Smart Bell
Laurence Rook, a 13 year old boy from Whyteleafe, Surrey, has invented a bell that uses a SIM card and existing mobile technology to call your phone when someone rings the bell. The device adds a layer of white noise so people think that you are speaking from an intercom system indoors. This is a specially usefull device for people who live alone or people who are out of their houses for most days. It can allow you to speak to the courier or fool a robber into thinking your at home.
Laurence has already sold 20,000 units to telecoms giant Commtel Innovate and is finalising a deal with an unnamed second company for a further 25,000 units. When the deal is signed, he will be £250,000 richer. Each bell will be retailed for £40 and will soon be available.