Live and Let Die Gadgets
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Hidden Camera Gun Coconut Head
Kananga’s grounds are fully equipped with extreme motion detecting, coconut heads which conceal a gun and a security camera as eyes.
Really, if you were going to spend that sort of money on home security, you would seriously consider bigger walls, and maybe even replace the dirt tracks with roads.
Door to door salesmen eh; they can talk an unwitting home owner into anything.
Of all the Bond gadgets and devices to this point, this was among the most dumb.
Breaking it down, you had a coconut head that was not in the slightest bit inconspicuous. Okay, Rosie thought it had some kind of voodoo mysticism, but she was fairly daft. It certainly didn't fool James Bond; Roger Moore, immediately raising his famous eyebrow as if to say, 'dummy'.
Why not just a CCTV camera?
Then you have the gun - this would have been impossible to aim with any accuracy. If using motion detectors it may have blown a hole in a barn door, but a moving target would have been highly unlikely to have been hit.
And then the camera eyes - was Whisper sitting in the control room 24 hours a day moving the remote control cameras around in the hope of picking up an intruder?
So, when the installation team were busy trying to flog the technology to Kananga, he would have almost certainly laughed in his stereotypical blaxploitation fashion before sending the salesmen on their way.