FakeTV gadget mimics TV light to fool possible burglars

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The FakeTV device. Images via FakeTV.com

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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.

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