Imagine walking up to a house and as you get closer, you see this flashing light on a security camera going back and forth side to side. Wouldn't you immediately think you're being recorded?
I know I would. You'd probably try to ignore it since you're not doing anything wrong, but still, you know it's there.
A bad guy up to no good is going to notice it too. In fact, he'll have scoped out the place prior to this and mentally marked your home down as "too risky". No sense in taking a chance in getting caught and losing freedom.
Indoor or outdoor motion activated dummy camera with flashing red LED light. When it detects motion from about 20 feet away it will pan side to side until the movement stops in the area. It has a very realistic appearance and operates on 2 AA batteries (not included).
Placing these in the visible corners of your home or business would send a solid signal that you care about security. People will notice the movement, especially at night when they see a flashing red dot scanning the area.
Shoplifting is an unfortunate occurrence for any business, and deterring the criminals in the first place can help. Billions of dollars are lost by store owners each year, and some of the most common sources of theft include employees. If you feel like your accounts are not adding up at the end of the day, you can use these to prevent employees or shoppers from walking out with your profit. Unfortunately, it will only deter the crime and not capture the data, but you may be surprised how effective a prominently displayed camera can be.
One of the most convincing items is the above Motion Activated Dummy Camera. It does more than just look like the real thing; it actually uses blinking lights and movement to give the impression of a real one. This is an actual housing that simply does not have the inner components and can be mounted with brackets in almost any spot. It is affordable, easy to mount and very convincing. You can adjust the lens to face in a particular direction to point to the spot that needs the most protection. This can help at home or at work.
If you are worried about people coming onto your personal or business property and want to take steps without a large investment, dummy cameras can be used in parking lots and driveways as well. Make sure that you have them in highly visible places, and try to draw attention to them as much as possible by putting up signs like, "Smile. You're on video." This will add to the overall effect and may help keep unwanted characters off of your property. Stay solvent and deter crime before it can happen with some gentle psychological warfare.
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