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Fake TV is a device with 12 LED lights that'll mimic the flickering of a television set, so any potential intruders that check out your home will think someone's there. Aside from when you're not at home, you may also want to turn it on if you're home alone and are afraid someone's going to attempt a break-in. After all, the more light possible intruders see, the less likely they'll be to try and enter.
The cost of Fake TV is $19.95 and the shipping is FREE!
To start using this device, you'll need to plug it into an electrical outlet by using the included AC adaptor. You should make sure that it's plugged in close enough to a window that its light can be seen from outside. Following that, you can set the desired number of consecutive minutes or hours that you want it to give off light for.
Once you've set the timer on your Fake TV, leave it until dusk. At that time, its light sensor will automatically sense that it's getting dark and turn on the device for your previously set length of time.
Each Fake TV has 12 long-lasting LED lights within it, but they won't just turn on and shine in a bright shade of white like LED lights normally do. Instead, they'll flicker with various degrees of intensity and color, so anyone looking through your window will think your television set is on—and you're at home watching it.
LED light bulbs tend to last longer than standard incandescent lightbulbs, and the ones within your Fake TV will be of the LED variety. Therefore, they may last you for years without burning out, even if you use your television-simulating device on a regular basis.
Each entire television-simulating light measures 3.2 by 2.7 by 2.5 inches, which means that each is smaller than a standard headlight that you'd find on a vehicle. Plus, each one only weighs 4.5 oz, so you'll be able to carry yours around your home, or to your car if you want to use it somewhere else, without a struggle.
Most people know that if burglars or other potential intruders see a dark house, they'll be more likely to break into that one than another one on the street that's illuminated. However, these days, some potential intruders have realized that people leave lights on when they're not at home in order to fool crooks. They may not question the authenticity of light coming from your Fake TV, though, and therefore may decide to skip your house when they see it.
There's no limit to the number of these devices that you can use, so if you'd like, you can obtain more than one and plug them all in within multiple rooms. That'll make it look like multiple people are home watching multiple televisions, as opposed to just one person. If you have multiple devices, you may also want to bring one to your cottage and leave it on when you go back home.
Some people choose to get alarm systems that take a long time to install, and the users may take a long time to learn how to operate them, too. Fortunately, that probably won't be the case once you get a Fake TV. All you'll need to do is plug yours in, press a few buttons and you'll be protected at your chosen time.
These television-simulating devices do use electricity, but not any more than most night lights do, so you'll be able to run yours for hours without ending up with a dramatically increased electricity bill. If you happen to be at home while using one, and you don't find its light pattern distracting, it can even double as a night light for you.
If one LED bulb within your Fake TV device eventually burns out before the others, it may be difficult to find and insert a replacement, depending on the inner design of the device. One of these devices will still work with less than 12 bulbs, but it may not be as effective, as it won't give off quite as much light.
There's a chance that if your friends stop by your home regularly, and they see your Fake TV lit up through your window when you're not there, they'll think you are inside, ignoring them. Of course, you could tell your friends that you've obtained one or more of these devices, but if you do that, this info could potentially fall into dishonest hands.
If you're someone who turns on several lamps, or even one large one when you go away, to give off the appearance that you're home, you likely use a lot of electricity doing so. Turning on just one or even a couple of Fake TVs will probably result in a lower level of usage, besides deterring potential intruders more skillfully.
After you set up one of these devices, set the timer as a test and go outside when it's dark to see if its light can be seen from the appropriate window. If not, you'll need to move the device closer to the window and/or adjust its angle.
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