Fake Security Camera offers humanity its first digital scarecrow

If you're reading this site you're probably more likely than most to have a real security camera trained on your tech lair. But even the most authentic geeks sometimes fall upon financial hard times, in which case devices like the cheapskate-friendly Fake Security Camera may come in handy.

The fake camera has a motion sensing mechanism that can detect movement from up to 6 feet away and features a menacing red LED light underneath the lens to further convince your would-be invader that the camera is real. Depending on this to scare away real thieves would be foolish, but for just $5 and the price of three AA batteries you can at least convince your roommate that stealing from your side of the fridge probably isn't a good idea.

Via OhGizmo