A dummy camera is simply a fake security camera. This type of camera looks identical compared to a real security camera, but they differ on one point. A dummy security camera does not have a real lens and a real one does. Because the dummy camera has no lens, no recordings are made. Nevertheless, a dummy camera is regularly chosen as an alternative to a normal security camera. This is mainly because of the lower costs. The deterrent effect that a dummy security camera has, however, is sufficient in many situations and recording images is therefore often not necessary. At Sitcon we have a wide range of dummy security cameras for sale online that can be ordered quickly and easily.
The effect of a dummy camera
Burglars and other criminals are always looking for the weakest point in the defense of your home or business. They prefer to choose a target where there is no alarm system. A dummy camera gives the impression that a building or home is properly secured. The chance that a burglar will strike at your place is therefore immediately much smaller.
Advantages of a dummy camera
Because a dummy camera looks almost the same as a real security camera, the effect is often the same, but the price is a lot lower. With a fake security camera you ensure, among other things, that the chance of burglaries and robberies decreases considerably. Due to the deterrent effect that a camera entails, criminals often think twice before taking action.
Disadvantages of a dummy camera
The big disadvantage of a dummy camera is of course that no recordings are made. If something actually happens, there is no evidence. Furthermore, a possibly trained eye of someone who understands security cameras sees that it is a dummy camera.
Buy a real or fake security camera?
Depending on your situation, you can opt for a real or fake security camera. If the goal is only to deter and images are not a must, then a dummy security camera is more than sufficient. If images are necessary, a real one is the better choice. Due to the decreasing price difference between a dummy and real security camera, people are increasingly buying a cheaper real security camera than a dummy camera. And if something does happen, you can review the recorded images. At Sitcon you are also at the right address for a wide range of working security cameras.
Combination of dummy surveillance cameras
What many of our customers choose is a combination of real and dummy cameras. In this way, the budget is often more technically manageable. By placing a real security camera at the crucial places, it is possible to collect evidence. In addition, you benefit from the deterrent effect due to the number of cameras, while a large part are dummy cameras. If a dummy camera is installed, it must be ensured that the camera is clearly visible. If this dummy camera is hidden, it is of no use because people will still not be deterred. Burglars prefer to work as quickly as possible. They usually don't have time to study your complete alarm system in detail. The quality of your alarm system is estimated based on the first component they see. For example, hang a real camera at the front door. Then choose a number of dummies that look identical and hang them in and around your home or building. Retailers regularly use this method to deter thieves. They place a dummy in every path or at every scaffolding. There are real cameras at the entrance and in the corners. This makes it extra difficult for thieves to determine what is real or fake. Moreover, you save a lot on your expenses. Because hanging a real smart camera in every aisle costs a lot of money.
This way you get the most out of your dummy cameras
A dummy camera never offers as much security as a real one. But you do get a lot of benefit from it if you handle it correctly. For example, always hang them in a realistic place. That is a location where you expect a real smart camera. In addition, it is necessary that they hang well in sight. Because a fake camera increases security due to its deterrent effect. You increase the illusion by placing stickers and signs stating that passers-by are being filmed.
Placement of a dummy camera
Dummy cameras can be placed both outdoors and indoors. The place where you hang the fake camera is crucial. Because the main purpose is deterrence, it is important that the camera is placed in a clearly visible place. Optionally, you can opt for stickers that indicate that camera security is present. A dummy camera that is not clearly visible or even hidden misses the target and is of no use.
Contact us for more information about dummy cameras
Are you curious about the possibilities for your specific situation or do you have any questions about one of our fake cameras? Simply contact us if you want to buy a dummy camera. Our specialists are happy to provide you with personal advice and can. You can reach us by telephone on 030 - 630 3631 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .