What to Do If You Get a FakeTV for Christmas

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 7:03am
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., /PRNewswire/ -- Many beloved friends and relatives will be receiving FakeTVs for Christmas this year. This is not at all like getting a lump of coal in your stocking. A FakeTV™ is a crime prevention device that produces exactly the same sort of light a television produces. From outside the home, FakeTV makes it look like someone must be home watching TV. So, FakeTV acts as burglar repellent. Most crooks would much rather target an unoccupied house.

So, if you should receive one of these for Christmas, simply plug it in and turn on the built-in light sensor. Then, take off for a New Year's Eve party, or visit Grandma for the week. FakeTV will trick the burglars into thinking you are still home watching "Frosty the Snowman." Your other newly received gifts should remain safely beneath the tree where you left them.

FakeTV is made by Hydreon Corporation. Many of their customers have specifically mentioned that they are giving FakeTVs as gifts, so you may already be on someone's list. George of Ohio writes that he is amazed at how effective the simulation is, and that he is planning to get several for his friends for Christmas. If you do not wish to take the chance that you might not be given a FakeTV this year, they are available for $29.95 at


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