Is it a Waste of Money to Purchase Fake Security Cameras?

By: Ron Mcbride

While staying safe is the main objective, it can become quite costly to completely surround your house or business with security cameras. But implementing fake security cameras into your system can save you money while giving intruders the same worry. Adding dummy security cameras can be a great way to boost the security around your home.
There are several companies that sell fake security cameras that are built to look like an actual security camera. Many even move and follow intruders just like real cameras would. While it will not send back video like real cameras, they can be equally effective in deterring intruders.
If you do opt to go with dummy security cameras, you may want to consider placing them somewhere where an intruder can see it. When you have real cameras, you would typically hide them so that burglars do not know they are being watched. But that would do you know good with a fake camera. The goal of a fake camera is to scare away any intruders.


What more and more people are beginning to do is integrate fake security cameras with real ones. This allows you to have real footage coming from the main entrances of your home and fake cameras in other areas. It will save you loads of money as oppose to having legitimate cameras surrounding your house.
If you can be warned with your real cameras in the front yard and scare off the intruder on the side of the house with your fake camera, you can remain safe and unharmed. There are some things you may want to consider prior to purchasing a fake camera.
The first thing you want to look at is purchasing the right kind of camera style for the job. You would be amazed at how aware burglars are of security systems. If you have a fake security camera that does not look like it works at night but you are using it at night, it is going to stick out like a sore thumb. Also, try to match your fake cameras with the real ones if you do choose to integrate the two together.
Prior to purchasing any cameras, you will also want to carefully consider the number and placement of your cameras. While you do want your dummy security cameras to be seen, you do not want them to be placed too conspicuously. You want the intruder to notice the camera without realizing that you want them to notice it. Try to place an appropriate number of cameras around the house as well.
If planned correctly, fake security cameras can be of great value to you. Whether you want to just go with fake cameras or integrate them with real ones as well, it all depends on personal preference. Obviously you will get the most out of real security cameras. But dummy security cameras can save you money and effectively startle intruders.

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