Yes, sneaky good idea. I love them, got 4 now. I live in a gated complex, now and then little things happen. All my neighbors think there real, hopefully so do the no-good-nicks. love the little red light that blinks every thirty seconds. That is the convincer. Yea there's one in every complex. happy-happy.
I recently moved to a new apartment complex in an area I am not quite familiar with and after waking up one Sunday morning to my car door handle halfway ripped off, I purchased this item in the hopes of using it in my car to act as a fake alarm light to potentially thwart anyone interested in my car or what may be in it...and, for the low price that I paid this was perfect! I placed 1 in the center console area in my dash and haven't had an issue since. My boyfriend sees it at night and tells me it looks more believable than his (which is also a fake alarm, but his came with his car)