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With an LED TV simulator you can simulate the light of a television in an energy-saving manner when you are absent, so that possible intruders think that someone is at home. Such a fake television set as burglar protection is cheap, has low consumption thanks to LEDs and is even offered by manufacturers from Germany at a reasonable price. In this post I will introduce you to a model that is primarily rated as good and very good on the Amazon product page.
There are numerous videos on YouTube in which TV simulators with LEDs are demonstrated and tested. One that also shows the view from outside the house is from a US YouTuber. Here is the video with a test device that is similarly offered as a fake television by the German company mentioned above.
The fake TV from Kobert-Goods serves as protection against break-ins, as it creates a light simulation with color changes that looks like TV light from outside the house. The dummy television has 12 LEDs and 3 programs. Curtains or curtains on the ground floor are also worthwhile, as otherwise you can see by looking into the window whether a television is actually running or whether such a device is being used;)
The LED TV simulator can be adjusted to different needs and applications. On the back of the device you will find a switch that enables four modes:
Another advantage of the device is the shipping from Germany and the invoice with VAT. In addition, according to the supplier's product description, there is a customer service in German. However, I don't think you need a lot of help with such a simple device. But if it is faulty or if it arrives damaged, you can at least count on support.
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On Amazon product page you will not only find the LED TV simulator, which is used as a fake television to protect against burglary, but also a number of customer reviews, customer pictures and ratings. A total of 80% of the feedback falls to a full 5 stars; 14% are still positive for the device with 4 stars. Here is a useful comment from a detailed review as a partial quote:
[...] In any case, this device has EVERYTHING I was looking for: several switching options (4 or 7 hours of operation after dark and simply CONTINUOUS operation). Continuous operation can be used with a timer or, for example, with a controllable socket (via WLAN), which was important to me. But this device also just turns on when it gets dark in the room ... Fantastic! Of course, this ensures that it does not always switch on at the same time. [...]
What do you think of this type of burglary protection for vacation, travel or night shift, for fearful people and the holiday home that has been empty for a long time? Do you use an LED TV simulator or do you think that is not a good idea? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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