Just in time for the holidays, when many people may be going out a lot or travelling, comes FakeTV, a device designed to emit a TV-like light to fool potential burglars into believing someone is at home.
“FakeTV light mimics the effects of scene changes, colour shifts, and on-screen motion,” said Hydreon Corp, the company behind FakeTV based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
So, when a potential burglar looks at a window of an empty home where FakeTV is at work, it will appear as if someone is inside watching TV.
FakeTV, which is about the size of a mug, comes with a built-in sensor, an AC adaptor and 12 built-in super bright LEDs that produce light output equivalent to a 27-inch LCD HDTV, Hydreon Corp said.
The product is also energy efficient, according the company, as it only consumes the same amount of power as a night light.
The product is available for US$34.95 at FakeTV.com.