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Fake TV Burglar Deterrent: Less Trouble Than a Dog

If you spend a lot of time away from home at night like I do, you’re probably worried about someone breaking in and stealing all your stuff. There are several options to help prevent that, anywhere from spending multiple thousands of dollars on a security system to buying a really big dog. You could also leave a radio playing or your TV on, but then your electric bill goes up. This seems like not only a cost-effective but apparently successful way to avoid a break-in without breaking the bank. Or without having to feed and clean up after a dog.

The Fake TV is about the size of two bars of soap, puts out the equivalent of about a 27-inch TV…and only uses the power of a standard nightlight bulb. Basically, it’s an LED projector. Obviously you don’t want to aim this at a window someone can see in, but if you pull your drapes or shades, or have a corner where you could place it that it can’t be seen from outside, that’s perfect. Ideally, you should place it near your actual television or the trick won’t work. I mean, unless you’re in the habit of rearranging your furniture every time you want to watch TV at night, the light source shouldn’t change from when you are there to when you’re not.

It features an internal computer that will control the super bright LEDs to simulate the flickering light from a TV screen. It also has a built-in sensor that will turn it on at dusk and off whenever you tell it to. Think of this as a companion to keeping your lights on a timer, but even better. From outside your house, it looks like someone is home watching TV, making your house less likely to become a target. And all for right around $35.00 US. How can you lose?

Source: Craziest Gadgets

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