TV Simulator An Anti-Burglar and Theft Deterrent with an LED Light Timer & Sensor

(45 customer reviews)

– Create the impression your sitting at home watching TV to deter burglars. This little box simulates the changing light patterns from a 32″ TV

– A home security visual deterrent to intruders/ burglars

– Realistic TV simulation, red green and blue lights flicker and fade giving the illusion that someone is at home watching TV

– Built in light sensors with 5 settings: on, dusk +2 hours dusk +4 hours, dusk +6 hours and off

– Small & effective – Easy to use straight out of the box – can be stored on a shelf or wall mounted

– Low energy consumption – 2 Watts power usage the same as a night light. LED life reaches up to 30000 hours – 18 month guarantee

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Create the illusion that someone is sat watching television

Home security

The mydome Fake TV – Is a small LED based device that creates and mimics the light effect of a TV screen.

Reducing the risk of being targeted compared to a dark empty home.

  • Energy saving LEDs flicker and fade randomly with colour pattern changes to replicate the light output of a real television.
  • Built in light sensors with 5 settings: On, Dusk +2 hours Dusk +4 hours, Dusk +6 hours and off
  • It automatically turns on when dark outside (0.5 lux) and automatic shuts-off at the end of the selected duration
mydome home security - a dark home looks like an empty home
Greatly reduces your risk of being burgled

The fake TV / TV simulator can be used with a timer / smart plug to turn on and off multiple times during the evening.

Perfect For:

  • Holidays or when away on business travel
  • Vacant houses – holiday homes or landlord unoccupied properties / homes
  • Winter evening or evenings out
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45 reviews for TV Simulator An Anti-Burglar and Theft Deterrent with an LED Light Timer & Sensor

  1. Very pleased customer

    Does the job brilliantly and the instructions are the best I have ever seen written by any company … ever!

  2. Margaret Maybury

    Can I plug this into a mechanical timer so I can have it turned off and on during the evening/night? I don’t normally have my tv on all evening – I’m a selective viewer!

  3. Mr Knight

    Timer doesn’t seem to work

    • mydome (verified owner)

      Hi Mr Knight,

      I am really sorry your having problems with our TV Simulator, rest assured I will continue to work to your satisfaction.

      A new replacement will be dispatched to you immediately – details have been sent to you through email.

      Many thanks,
      Oliver Queen

      Customer service team

  4. ThomasYoung7

    I find this piece of equipment really cool. I’ve never seen anything like this before so I took the opportunity to get it. Its very clever creating lights that can imitate the TV, its as simple as that. You want something that will make the thieves not want to rob your house because it looks like your in, This is definitely what you want. Its quick and simple and easy to set up and you’ll have no troubles with it whatsoever.

    Me and my girlfriend decided to play a trick on our friends, I put the light on and met up with the friends for a meal, we invited them back to our house and made them think that someone had got into our house and watch TV, the reaction was great. On a serious note, this is very handy if your area of living has problems with burglaries and can and could be very effective. Overall I give this item 10/10 and the same goes for the service provided! Thank You!

  5. Neil M


  6. mark hinch

    its great ..every one should buy one…

  7. lynn

    very good

  8. Lee Rudd

    Having heard of one of these I was defiantly interested in checking it out.

    It is a small little box which can be mounted to a wall or simply sit on a table. Perhaps by the actual TV

    So it requires mains power and this I supplied with a sturdy 3 pin uk plug.

    The light show is iratic and flashy very much like a TV. You would certainly assume that someone was watching if you were to see the flashing of lights through the window.

    Low energy consumption.

    Can recommend

  9. m.patel

    Very easy to setup and realistic simulator

  10. KD

    It’s quite small, but very bright. I place it near the window with closed curtains and from the outside it looks very believable!

  11. Dr H van Griensven

    As other reviewers have mentioned, this product does exactly what it says. Small format makes it easy to place. Useful timer settings, but in the summer we use the light switch timer more: the TV would not turn off until quite late.

  12. Autumn


  13. mogo

    Very easy to set up and from outside my house, looks very much like there’s a TV on. In combination with other timers etc. this is a very cost effective and hopefully never to be tested deterrent.

  14. S. Riches

    Extremely effective at sending Mr Burglar to another house – but you must have your curtains closed for it to be effective. Low energy bright moving LED’s Steve Riches, Northampton, UK.

  15. Mrs. Carol Kelly

    Works really well. Very life like. Had to keep curtains open for it to be seen from the street though

  16. Saoirise

    I love this, it was exactly what I wanted for a back bedroom overlooking a very dark bridle path. It really does look as though a TV is on and I’m actually looking at buying another.

  17. Mr. D. Reynolds

    Love it = does what it should – good piece of mind when out. Top service

  18. jennym


  19. CC

    Brought this as recommended by my sister. Plugged it in with a timer and forgot about it. Came in late one night wondering who had left the telly on!

  20. Paul Glickman

    Really good product

  21. Mr. J. E. Larkin

    works well, for sure looks like someone is in the house

  22. David Broadbent

    Great Product just plug in and go. Find the best place to fit it so that simulator shines onto the binds/curtains but cannot be seen from the outside

  23. LucasMilo

    This is a great anti-burglar device. Very easy to set up and operate. It really looks like you are in your room watching the TV when actually you are out. Great alongside my light switch timer

  24. regular visitor

    It looks quite good when viewed from outside.

  25. mydome customer

    Works fine, gives off a good reproduction of a tv screen flickering. Good value, arrived on time, brilliant.

  26. melita hughes

    Great for security when I’m away – TV simulator and light switch timer work great together

  27. Angela Payne

    Just the job thanks

  28. Mrs W

    Was looking for something to help protect my home when I am away. It works a treat and really does look like a TV from the outside. Lights covered with my light switch timer and activity with the tv simulator. I feel comfortable away from home now

  29. Deborah

    Happy with this little box, highly recommend as a deterrent.

  30. mohammed

    Wow! I had no idea these existed and I hope the word gets out because this is great,This was a little smaller than I expected, but that didn’t effect the light that comes from it at all. It literally looks exactly like the lights that would project from a real tv, but without the real tv electricity bill! The chord it comes with is a good length and because of how far the light projects, tou do dot need the extention cord.

    this does exactlt what it says on the box, great product, and could save you on your electricity bill too aswell as being a deterrent,

    Thank you for reading my review, if you found it helpful, please do click helpful.

  31. Floss

    This really works !
    Definitely worth buying.

  32. Mariano

    It works very well, but it takes some time to start working after dusk.

  33. K Franklin

    Looks like the real thing useful when on holidays

  34. D. White

    Fantastic item, it’s cheap and it works (makes a change) also well made !

  35. Del6278

    I’d forgotten it was there, and thought someone was home early, watching TV. Fantastic bit of kit…. really clever idea

  36. Simon

    Works really well – it flashes multi coloured lights – but from outside it does look realistic.

  37. Paul Gill

    5* excellent

  38. donj707

    Great service delivered following day. Very convincing light with four settings, can also be used with a timer.

  39. Sam Freeman

    Great idea and works well

  40. shopwhatever

    Works well, seems good quality.

  41. Peter

    This fake TV is a simple and practical way to deter thieves. The concept is similar to leaving the lights on but more believable. It works well – it does look a lot like a TV from outside and it really could put off thieves. It shocks me to just think how this cheap little device could potentially save you thousands of pounds.

    The first thing you notice is that the device is really small – certainly smaller than I anticipated. It’s only about 3″ x 3″ in size, not much bigger than a plug, and it’s pretty thin too. I was concerned something so small would be unable to generate enough light but I was pleasantly surprised – it’s very bright and, when placed far enough from the window, it definitely does look quite realistic. If the curtains are shut then you should place it closer to the window so the light can still penetrate through and so it still looks as realistic.

    The device also has a light sensor that will make it automatically switch on as soon as it gets dark and then stay on for either 4 or 7 hours, this can be set manually. I tested the sensor out last night and had no issues – it turned on and off exactly as expected. Alternatively, you can have it stay on all the time, in which case you could attach it to a timer plug thus removing the reliance on the sensors and giving you even more control.

    When switched on, the device becomes illuminated and this illumination changes intensity at quick random intervals, simulating the light flickering effect of a TV. Multiple colours are shown at the same time and the size of the lit up regions alternates, so it isn’t simply a rainbow colour changing light – it’s much more realistic.

    The device itself consumes very little power and is very safe; I left it on all day and its temperature hadn’t changed at all, so there’s likely no danger of it overheating while you’re away. It’s also very light and compact so it’s really easy to store away / hide. The light can be tilted as required too to get the best angle if unable to place at the same level of the window (e.g. you could put it on the floor and point it up)

    To test out the device, I turned off all the lights in my front room late at night, closed the window blinds, then pointed the device so it shone directly at the closed blinds. I then went outside and observed the house from the outside public path, as if I were a passer-by. I can gladly report that it’s very convincing. From outside, it really does look as if someone is watching TV in the room.

    This is a very good security device to add to your house. The way it simulates a switched on TV is undoubtedly convincing enough to put a seed of doubt into the mind of any potential burglar. It’s a smarter way of making an empty house appear occupied compared to just turning on the lights and I highly recommend it as an addition to your security setup, especially if leaving for holidays etc.
    A great quality premium product and highly recommend too!!!

  42. DC

    Excellent product
    works even better when paired with a 24hr timer

  43. customer

    It does the job.
    Cant tell much with regard build quality.
    Time will tell. Seems well made.
    Pleased would buy again. Thank you.

  44. Voyager

    Works well in test mode, looks great. No idea if it works at dusk (as I’m not there) no reason to think it won’t!

  45. Mrs. Tracey A. Tutty

    Bought it for a friend and she is so happy. Has increased her feeling of security and easy to use and also great price

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