Making Use of Dummy Surveillance Cameras
As more and more criminals get busted for being caught on camera, more and more home and business owners are putting greater trust in surveillance cameras. In fact, people find them so effective that they've gone so far as to installing dummy surveillance cameras, confident that their presence alone will work as a deterrent.
How Dummy Surveillance Cameras Work
Dummy surveillance cameras, strictly speaking, do not work as actual cameras. They are only used for show, and in some cases, their presence is indeed sufficient in discouraging unlawful and undesirable activities. These fauxs are cheaper than actual working cameras and given the right type and location, they can be quite effective in keeping a place safe and secure.
Advantages of Using a Fake Security Camera
As mentioned earlier on, the cost less than actual working surveillance cameras, allowing home and business owners to maintain a cheaper security system with reasonable success.
It can be effective.
As long as people can't get close enough to see the truth for themselves, their presence alone could deter wrongdoers from pushing through with their plans. And even up close, most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Disadvantages of Using a Not Real Camera
It lulls people into having a false sense of security.
If your dummy security system has effectively deterred criminal activity for a certain period of time, it could get you to think that you've got a fail-proof security system on hand. It could make you forget that your system isn't really working and that when it's discovered for what it is, then the area you wish to secure is immediately rendered defenseless.
It can be ineffective.
The wrong location and acute observation can easily lead a person to discover the truth about your dummy surveillance cameras. And when that does happen, the wrongdoers who have found out they are fake will know they probably can do whatever they want and you won't have the means to know what happened.
Tips for Setting up a Fake Camera System
Aim for authenticity.
Make it as realistic as possible. Don't just buy any fake from the dollar store. You want ones made from actual models with just the electronics removed. Choose the type of model people would immediately know you can afford and one that's suitable for the area it's supposed to secure.
Use strategic locations.
Place it where you'd normally position an actual surveillance camera. Make sure, however, it's also placed where it won't be of easy reach, far enough so that the truth about its function won't be discovered. With today's models, it'll be nearly impossible for them to know the difference.
Consider future needs.
Lastly, don't forget to take into consideration the type of dummy surveillance camera you will need in case you wish to incorporate it with a working system.
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