Fake TV from the National Hardware Show: By Ken Day of the Weekend Handyman
FakeTV is a small electronic device that produces exactly the same sort of light a real television makes. From outside after dusk, it looks like someone must be home watching TV. FakeTV light mimics the effects of scene changes, color shifts, and on-screen motion.
FakeTV gives the impression of “people home”, and that makes your home an unappealing target for a break in.