Are Fake Security Cameras Effective?

Many people have seen security cameras at convenience stores. What they probably never realized is that many times, these cameras are just faked. Fake security cameras are a wonderful security tool if you don’t have a large budget. They mimic real security cameras and provide the sense that someone is watching them. Fake security cameras can go good for homeowners as well.

The best fake security camera out there is ones that mimic the same actions of a real camera. These actions can include a blinking light to get burglars to notice the camera and even the movement of the camera itself. They can be moved to seem like they are focused on different areas to provide you with the best results.

Other types of fake home security cameras utilize motion detection. If the camera detects motion, it moves around to make the person feel like they are being followed. This provides a realistic appearance of being an actual camera and is a good deterrent to home burglaries.

Other features that make a good security camera are wires that make it seem like the camera is plugged in and is actively recording. If home invader feels like they are being recorded, they are going to abort everything they are doing and leave.

One tip, however, is to make sure that you have the wires plugged in. You do not know how many times I have gone to a local store and pointed out fake cameras because the wires went nowhere.

Installation of fake security cameras is a breeze. Many come pre-assembled or have minimal assembly required. All you pretty much have to do is put some batteries into it and mount it on the wall. Placing them in areas of your home that can be easily accessible to burglars will help deter them. They don’t want to take their chances of being caught on camera.

Fake security cameras are a wonderful asset for homeowners that do not have a lot of money to spend on home security. It is a great start to prevent burglaries and possible home invasions. They are relatively cheap and do provide a great benefit. I suggest that if you do not have a lot of money but still need to protect your home, this is the way to go. Do not let your family or belongings be unsafe; protect yourself today.

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Ben White has written thousands of articles on everything home improvement. He has had the privilege of writing for such websites as the Huffington Post, DeWalt,, HGTV, and many others.

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