If you were a burglar and saw a pretend camera but didn't know it was fake, would you still try to steal from that place? Probably not. You'd most likely find a home or business that didn't have any surveillance.
A dummy camera is simply a real security camera that doesn't have a camera inside. However, the trespasser, burglar or criminal doesn't know that.
You can now deter robbery, theft, and vandalism. You see them in stores all the time. It's very rare for a store nowadays to not have any type of security camera system. You may also be surprised to learn that a number of domes you see in popular stores are not even real.
But, they look just like real ones. Stores do this to reduce cost but still make you believe you are being watched. Quite effective.
Houses can also benefit from these fake surveillance cameras.
All of these decoys include a blinking red LED and operate on batteries. Thre are some with a housing and also power cables which adds to the realism. These features make the them almost exact replicas of the real deals.
Pretend Surveillance Cameras
Dummy cameras are a low cost solution if you're not able to spend the money on a real outdoor surveillance camera. Or they can be a cheap way to add on to an existing system. Although these won't catch a criminal, studies have shown that just the presence of a security camera has prevented crimes like robbery, theft and vandalism.