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The Truth About Dummy Security Cameras!

Dec 14, 2007
The argument of whether dummy security cameras are a better option than having the real thing depends on various circumstances.

One of these is a person's budget. For as low as $15-20, you can seem to have your home protected by security camera coverage. Is this a responsible way to go? You've got to realize that by at least having some sort of protection is better than none.

They Look And Act Like Real Cameras

The beauty of dummy security cameras is they look and appear to be doing the job of it's genuine cousin. The latest fake models are extremely hard to distinguish from the much higher priced real deals and come with many of the "bells and whistles" of a real camera. Except, they won't be capturing any images.

Features such as lights which blink, stickers and even fake motion sensors which act in a similar mode to real cameras can fool even the most hardened security camera expert. But can they fool the thieves?

Fake cameras are what they are...fake. Their sole responsibility is one of deterring a potential intruder from entering and desecrating your premises. On most occasions they will perform this role admirably. But sooner or later, an intruder with a lifetime of burglary experience may discover the fact it's not real.

Disadvantages

There are several downsides in installing dummy security cameras. One of them is there will be no alerts sent if an intruder breaks into your own. Your security company or even the police will have no idea your place is being fleeced.

Career criminals have also been known to study every aspect of a home before they break the law. This includes monitoring the home's security devices and fake cameras present no problems for them. Even worse, if your home is broken into and your possessions are stolen then there will be no hard evidence captured on film and identifying the perpetrator is impossible.

The use of dummy security cameras is not recommended for businesses. One of the main reasons is the issue of worker safety. A business could be liable for damages if a worker is injured under the premise the workplace was adequately covered by security cameras.

In other words, the worker may have been placed under a false sense of security or protection. This is an issue you'll need to check with your legal adviser before proceeding.

As protection for your home, they are an inexpensive alternative to image capturing models but there is still risk involved with installing them.
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