For the Executive James Bond

Fears about the security of corporate secrets have created a ready market for novel mechanisms designed to foil industrial espionage, kidnapings or other such capers. Perhaps the most advanced product currently available is an attache case whose electronic gear rivals that found in an AWACS plane. Known as the Secret $26,000. Briefcase, it weighs 22 lbs. fully loaded and costs $26,000.

This standard-size carrier bristles with surveillance devices, many of which are disguised as everyday items that can make paranoid executives feel as invulnerable as a Fort Knox guard. A cigarette pack in the...

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