Scare Off Burglars with FakeTV?

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 02, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

What if a gadget that cost the same as one's month alarm monitoring charge could scare off burglars? That's the claim of a new product called FakeTV - a device whose entire aim is to cast a glow mimicking a television. While it's brutally simplistic, is it a genius innovation or a mindless gimmick?

FakeTV's Modus Operandi

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