FakeTV gadget mimics TV light to fool possible burglars

12 Dec 2012

The FakeTV device. Images via FakeTV.com

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.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic