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Boost your Home Security by Giving the Impression Someone is Home Watching TV
FakeTV Burglar Deterrent
FakeTV Burglar Deterrent
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FakeTV Burglar Deterrent
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  • Dynamic, color changing occupancy simulation helps prevent entry by criminals
  • Super-bright multi-color LED Light output simulates the effects of a normal television
  • Built-in light sensor turns FakeTV on when it is dark and off when it is light

Essential Info

If you are looking effective, affordable way to deter criminals from breaking into your home at night, the FakeTV Burglar Deterrent is the perfect solution. FakeTV is a plug-in unit about the size of a coffee cup that simulates light output equivalent to a typical 27" TV. A built-in light sensor automatically turns the device on at night and/or when lighting in a room turns black (at 0.5 lux). From outside your home, it looks like someone is home watching TV. A built-in computer controls the super-bright LEDs to produce light of varying intensity and color that light up a room just like a real television does. Lighting effects included scene changes, fades, swells, flickers, on screen motion and color changes. Like real television programming, FakeTV is constantly shifting among more and less dynamic periods, more vivid and more monochromatic, and brighter and darker scenes; it is completely unpredictable, and it never repeats. FakeTV makes your home look occupied in a way that that a light on a timer cannot, by offering the impression that someone is inside your home watching television.

  • Product Demonstration Video - 1
  • Product Demonstration Video - 2

  • Manuals/Software

    What's Included

  • FakeTV Burglar Deterrent
  • Power adapter
  • Owner's manual
  • More Info

    The best FakeTV applications are second story windows, where you can see the light from FakeTV with no shade, but cannot see the FakeTV unit. For first story installations, you will generally need window coverings to prevent prowlers from seeing in. Blinds or drapes need to be translucent, or adjusted to allow a little light through. It may even be worth buying an inexpensive light-filtering shade, just to get the best occupancy simulation out of FakeTV.

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    Manufacturer: Opto-Electronic
    Manufacturer Product No.:FTV-10
    UPC: 064924185310
    Light Sensor:Activates the device at when ambient light goes below 0.5 lux, device turns off when ambient light is above 0.5 lux
    Power Supply:Plug-in power adapter included
    Warranty:Manufacturer, two years
    Certifications:CE, RoHS

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Hydreon Corp, Tel: (952) 943-2378


    Rear View  On a Table  From a Burglar's Perspective  Product Demonstration Video - 1 
    Rear View  On a Table  From a Burglar's Perspective  Product Demonstration Video - 1 
    Product Demonstration Video - 2       
    Product Demonstration Video - 2       


    102 Ratings
    5 star: 68%  (69)
    4 star: 21%  (21)
    3 star: 3%  (3)
    2 star: 4%  (4)
    1 star: 5%  (5)
    Average Customer Rating
    (102 customer ratings)
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    David -- Minneapolis   7/24/2013
    Awesome product! Works as advertised! The FakeTV is a simple and yet effective way to keep your home protected that doesn't cause to much of a burden!
    Alex -- San Diego   7/15/2013
    The number of home burglaries traditionally spike in the summer months. Light timers and Fake TV are excellent solutions to deter burglars.
    Wings06 -- Nevada   7/13/2012
    This looks more like a computer monitor than a TV from outside. However it still does the job. It makes it look like someone is home even through closed blinds. I have had this running near a front window ever since I bought it. I'm tempted to buy a second one for a window near the back of the house.
    WILLIAM -- berlin, NJ   5/12/2012
    Excellent product,fairly priced, works well and is very efficient. Thank you.
    VERNON T. -- san bernardino, CA   12/24/2011
    I am very happy with this product. The neighbors hadn't heard about it and thought someone was in my house, when they knew nobody should be there. The called and I explained.
    LAWRENCE -- shirley, NY   12/16/2011
    Neat little gadget. It looks just like a TV from the outside. After buying two for myself I bought two more to give as stocking stuffers.
    MONTY -- skokie, IL   12/11/2011
    Excellent piece, works very well. combine this with an electronic "REX" motion sensor that barks like a dog (varying with intensity) as the bad guys get closer to your door and you've got a great deterrant system!
    KIAVASH -- newark, CA   2/18/2011
    Fake's a small Tube TV. Not a good replacement for an LCD or Plasma.
    RAYMOND -- west deptford, NJ   1/3/2011
    Excellent product. Placement of unit is critical in producing most effective lighting displayed to the unsuspecting person outdoors.
    Cliff -- dorrance, PA   11/30/2010
    Okay, I wasn't expecting much from this thing. There's a million gadgets out there that make all sorts of overblown claims. I'm here to attest, though, that this thing really does work. For something that fits in a small drawer for storage, it packs a whole lot of television fakeness. I've stood outside at night and asked my neighbors walking by what they thought that light was up there in the second story window. The typical reaction was something like, You mean what kind of television? In other words, they didn't question that it WAS at TV playing. I don't think this thing uses any more electricity than my phone charger. Heck of a lot cheaper than keeping the real TV on when I'm away.
    FRED -- libertyville, IL   9/28/2010
    Works great! Fooled my neighbors into thinking I was home.
    GLENN -- south jordan, UT   8/22/2010
    Fake TV Burgler Alarm is great, I can leave home for several days and feel at ease at night knowing that it looks as if someone is watching TV. I love the ease of setting it up and the time settings you can set. It's great, and I also would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Great product.
    CAROLE -- prescott, AZ   7/16/2010
    tried it in the guest bedroom first and looked just like the tv was on. the night before we left we put it on top of our regular tv and from the outside of our home you would think a tv was on. instalation -- just plug it in.
    JAMES -- oxford, NC   7/14/2010
    Worth having, really think it is a great deterrent. Very easy to install, really just plug into you wall outlet and the flash begins.
    JOHN A -- rye, NY   7/13/2010
    Great product!...Effective detterent!!...Would recommend for anyone going away on vacation!
    MARC -- athens, GA   7/10/2010
    I purchased one for myself and was so impressed I purchased another for my Dad! I can see me giving lots of these this Christmas!
    THOMAS -- moore, SC   7/10/2010
    could be brighter, would be great on 2d floor with no blinds, drapes, etc
    THEODORE -- delray beach, FL   6/24/2010
    Excellent, just bought another one. thank you
    GORDON VICTOR -- los angeles, CA   6/23/2010
    Good addition to an overall security program; good price; could have a little more lumens of projection, but if able to aim at a window and not have in open view probably works OK
    -- ypsilanti, MI   6/21/2010
    This does a great job of making it look like a TV is on. Great device.

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