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FakeTV Burglar Deterrent Device

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  • Accurate simulation of a real LCD HDTV
  • Convincing light effects of a real television
  • Effective burglar deterrent
  • Two timer settings for your convenience
  • Eco-friendly - uses less power than a standard lamp

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Manufacturer reference: FTV10
  • ASIN: B001R4NXZC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Jan. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,006 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Make Burglars think you are at home with the FakeTV visual burglar deterrent. FakeTV simulates the glow of a real TV. It is quick & easy to set up, simply place it near a window and its internal light sensor will automatically trigger the super bright multi-colour LED lights at dusk, simulating a working television set. The FakeTV is eco friendly using less power than a night light and is safer than leaving a television set running when no-one is at home. Real Burglars know that Real TVs do not work on timers! FEATURES: Visual deterrent to intruders/burglars giving the appearance that someone is at home watching TV, realistic TV programme simulation, completely unpredictable, no light or colour pattern repeats, simulates scene changes, light fades, light flickering, on-screen motion & colour changes, eco friendly - uses less power than a night light. The built in computer controls its super bright multi-colour LED light output equivalent to a typical 27"" TV. Light sensor automatically triggers the FakeTV at dusk. Two settings:: Dusk+4 hours and Dusk+7 hours Automatically turns on when dark outside (0.5 lux), automatic shut-off at the switch. Mains powered 240V AC Adapter included. IDEAL FOR:: Deterring intruders during the hours of darkness by giving the appearance that someone is watching TV. PRODUCT DETAILS:: Weight:: 212g (inc. packaging) Dimensions:: 8cm x 7cm x 5cm, Power Supply:: 240V INSTALLATION:: A) Place the FakeTV in a room where the light from the FakeTV can be seen from outside, but the FakeTV unit itself cannot be seen, B) Plug the unit into the adapter and the adapter into a suitable 13A mains socket, C) The FakeTV will turn on automatically as preset.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

148 of 151 people found the following review helpful By N. Burgess on 23 Sept. 2009
The idea of re-creating the effect of having your television switched on is a good one as having just static lights on timers in an unoccupied house isn't always convincing. So I was keen to try this device out.

The first thing you notice is that the device is a lot smaller than how it appears in the rather deceptive picture. It's only about 3" x 3" in size, not much bigger than a plug. I was concerned something so small would be able to generate enough light but as long as all other light sources in the room are switched off ie. the room is pitch black, then this device will provide good illumination. However, it's best to put it as near to a window as possible to get the maximum effect, so any blinds or curtains should be closed and the Fake TV should then be pointed so it shines directly at the blinds/curtains.

The device also has a light sensor that will make it automatically switch on as soon as it gets dark and then stay on for either 4 or 7 hours, this can be set manually. Alternatively you can have it stay on all the time, in this case it's best to attach it to a timer plug, this is probably a more practical solution than relying on the light sensor.

When switched on the device becomes illuminated and this illumination changes intensity at quick random intervals, simulating the light flickering effect of a TV. The device itself consumes very little power and is very safe, I left it on all night and its temperature hadn't changed at all, so there's no danger of it overheating while you're away.

So does it actually work? I turned out all the lights in my front room late at night, closed the window blinds, then pointed this device so it shone directly at the closed blinds.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By wessenden on 9 Feb. 2011
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Well conceived, well designed, well made and well priced. The flickering light, projected onto a wall, looks just like the real thing from outside, using only a small amount of electricity. What's not to like? An excellent product, so good I bought another!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By G. Brindley on 9 Oct. 2011
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Although surprisingly small, this unit is very easy to set up and works brilliantly - from outside you would be very hard pushed to tell the difference between this and a real TV. (I used both to check). Obviously it needs to be in a room where it can't be seen directly from outside, such as an upstairs room, or used with curtains closed, perhaps not too thick as they could block the light. Adding some sound (e.g. this unit plus radio on a time switch) could make it even more convincing.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Nov. 2011
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When one of my neighbours got burgled and lost a lot of electrical posessions I knew I had to search for something to deter burglers from trying the same with my place. Saw this item and thought I'd give it a go. I was surprised at how small this was when I first got it, but I tried it out and was surprised at the brightness of the illumination. The first real try was setting it to light sensor before I left the house in the morning for work. It gets dark now (November, UK) around 5pm and I don't get home till about 7pm. Arriving home and walking up my street was a joy when I saw the light doing its ever-changing light effect from the window. I have it positioned on a coffee table pointing directly towards the window. It definitely looks like someone is inside the house. For such a small price its a great comfort knowing it provides my house with some illusion of movement and occupancy.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By goldilocks on 18 Nov. 2009
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This is a neat, energy saving device that provides a realistic impresssion that someone is at home watching TV or using a monitor. Best positioned at an angle to the window behind light drapery, use with 7 day electronic timer.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David on 3 Oct. 2011
Will keep this short as words can't describe this product, Found it to be fantastic. As I work night a lot i bought this product in conjunction with some night lights to add a bit more security and this product in particular does that. My neighbour even said to me she was knocking on my door last night as she seen the light flickering and thought i was at home watching tv. So nearly a 5!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By shazza on 21 Feb. 2011
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this is a brilliant little gadget,it does what it says,looking at the windows from the outside you cannot tell,its not a real tv being watched inside,putting that seed of doubt in the burgalers mind,and uses hardly any electricity,very pleased with this amazing little gadget would def recommend.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 19 Oct. 2013
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The device doesn't simulate what we usually do - watch the TV with a small lamp on.

We found that with a table lamp in the opposite corner of the room on, that the device never came on. Even when it was stuffed on the floor in virtual darkness behind a 4 drawer unit to shield it from any stray light it wouldn't work. We had to set it to the 'on' position and use a timer switch instead.

If the dusk sensor worked for me, I would rate it quite highly and with a time switch it still does work. Just be aware of this limitation.
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