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Brilliant Burglar Deterrent Updated: New FakeTV Model Simulates the Light Produced by 40-Inch Televisions

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FTV-11 fools prospective burglars by recreating the glow of a television for larger rooms

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- These days the average TV screen size tops 36 inches. There is a downside to all of those pixels: large flat screens are a target for thieves, because they are valuable and easy to pawn. But, you can also use the lure of television as a burglar deterrent. Hydreon Corporation makes a device called "FakeTV" that mimics the light output of a television, making it look like you are home when you are out. Most burglars target unoccupied houses. They really only want to take your giant flat screen when you are not home watching it.

Until recently, Hydreon's FakeTV reproduced only the light of a 27-inch TV. That is fine for a bedroom TV, but most self-respecting American family rooms sport 40-inch televisions or better. In response, Hydreon has produced a new model FakeTV, the FTV-11. The FTV-11 produces the equivalent light of a 40-inch television, making it a better choice for larger rooms. FakeTV has been widely popular with law enforcement and homeowners alike. An Internet search reveals a myriad of rave reviews. Almost the only complaint ever raised, however, is that FakeTV needed to be brighter in order to emulate the jumbo screens of today. The new FTV-11 addresses that need.

FakeTV is the invention of Blaine Readler, and has been sold since 2008. With the business driven almost entirely by referrals, Hydreon has sold over 200,000 units to date. Law enforcement agencies often recommend FakeTV, because crime prevention measures taken by individuals strengthen the safety of an entire neighborhood. FakeTV is patented and made only by Hydreon. The new bright FakeTV has an MSRP of $44.95 and is available from and Internet resellers.

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Rein Teder
Hydreon Corporation


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