There are times when you don’t want to spend money on a real surveillance system, but you want everyone to think that you have done so. The best option is to get fake outdoor security cameras, which cost only a fraction of a real camera, and you don’t need a DVR or a similar system to set up in the other end.
Many people use these cameras in a addition to their real cameras so they can have a really strong looking surveillance setup where in fact they only have a few cameras that are doing the work. The building might be filled with cameras, where in fact only the important areas are covered with real cameras. If this is the case, we recommend that you get cameras that look alike, or look completely different. Having real, and fake cameras mixed when they look “almost” the same, might cause someone to notice this. You might get a few really cheap vandal proof cameras and mix it up with a dozen of fake ones and no-one will ever know the difference – they will just think that you have a frigging powerful surveillance setup.
Today the fake cameras are really authentic, and at best there is no difference to the real ones except there is no camera inside the housing. This model in particular even has a blinking light inside which will give a true impression of a real camera. It even has a real rain shield that is used to protect the valuable electronics inside real cameras. You can use this model indoors, or outdoors thanks to this particular feature.
The blinking light has to be powered with something, and even if this is a dummy security camera, there will be AA batteries inside which make the red led light blink. These batteries however will last for a very long time as a small led will not consume much power. You can have a true fake security system.
This camera can be used in all weather, and you don’t have to worry about it getting wet – it is waterproof enough to protect the blinking light. It can be used in places where you want no-one to go near your valuables. Perhaps you own a boat, or a luxury car, and you want no-one to go around it looking at it? Just place two of these dummy outdoor surveillance cameras where you park the car at your house, and you can be sure that no-one will go near it. The thing is that people don’t want to be caught on camera, no matter what they are doing – even if someone isn’t planning on stealing your car, they will automatically steer away from the vehicle when they notice the red blinking light, and the camera pointed towards the vehicle. We just naturally don’t want to be caught on camera.
Based on all the customer reviews, there really isn’t any way one can tell that this camera is fake. The reason is, that it uses a proper camera housing and even has the lens inside. The only thing that is missing is the electronics apart from the red light, which can be seen from far away. If you think about it, what you want to achieve with a surveillance system is crime prevention. You don’t want your system to be focusing on catching the criminals and thieves, but you want them not to do the deed in the first place. Having multiple fake security cameras is definitely they way to go there, unless you are ready to pay the price of real cameras in numbers? Decent quality surveillance cameras come with a price tag of almost $50 each, and you can get four fake cameras with the same price – the deterrence effect is notable with four cameras! When you have every corner covered with a dummy camera, you can be sure that everyone will notice there isn’t a blind spot in your surveillance system.
This particular model also has IR (infrared) leds mounted at the front, so it will look like a night vision camera when you mount it. This is one particular feature which is missing from many of the fake dome cameras that you can find, and it makes this particular camera stand out in the line of fake cameras.