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Home Security Television Simulator – watching out for you watching out


You’re not home, but you’re at peace ‘cos your Home Security Television Simulator is sitting there beaming out television type flickering light patterns on your walls and curtains to scare those nasty burglars far away from your stuff. It’s got an automatic timer to switch on and off to mimic real TV time, and it’s a super low power sipster. Bonus! $39.95.

 Unlike timers that just turn lights on and off, this device mimics the flickering glow of a television to dissuade burglars who may be sizing up potential homes for thievery. Its built-in microchip simulates the scene changes, fades, swells, and color shifts of a TV as perceived from outside using a bright multi-color LED display diffused with an opalescent lens. It consumes only 2% of the power of a normal TV and, in addition to manual control, it has a light sensor that automatically turns the device on at dusk

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • Good idea for security your home. automatically turns – it's very well

  • isnt this one around since 1897?
    …sorry for being… pretty wise.

    • Ouch…you're right, I remember a steam driven one back in the day. :) Be careful though, Mike E. doesn't like to be called old, y'know.

    • @ Fritz
      uh no it hasn't. TV hasn't been around in 1897…or did you mean 1997?

      and not you aren't wise, just nit-picky . . . and plain wrong.

  • Awesome idea! I used to leave my tv actually on when away in my old bad neighborhood.

    Now I can just use this and save a bit of money. Thanks for the find !

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