Surveillance Systems – How to Use Dummy Cameras
In the last article we talked about not mixing dummy cameras with a live video recording surveillance systems. If you just have to have a camera to try to deter any criminal activity then a dummy camera might just be your best choice. Remember, they don’t record anything, they just look like a security camera.
Dummy cameras represent a great way to deter potential thieves from your home. If positioned well, a good dummy camera can almost be as good of a security tool as a real camera. The great thing is that they come in at a fraction of the cost of installing a working security camera in your home.
Choosing the Right Models
It is important that you put a good amount of thought into choosing the best dummy camera for your home. Different cameras look more real in certain locations. For example, for under eaves area choosing a dome camera will give a more realistic effect. Another thing to consider when choosing your dummy cameras are features. There are some great models on the market that have solar powered functions such as movement or led lights. This gives the cameras a more realistic look.
Installing your Dummy Cameras
The importance of positioning was mentioned previously and this is something that cannot be stressed enough. Dummy cameras need to be installed in the same types of positions that their real counterparts would be installed in. Failure to do this can put you at risk that thieves will realize that your cameras are dummies. This undermines the deterrent capability of these devices. When choosing your positioning also take into account the amount of features that the camera has and how realistic it looks. If a dummy camera is to be positioned in a place that would allow a wold be thief to get a very close look at the camera, it is vital that it looks as close as possible to the real thing. This is why it is a good idea to ensure that your purchase of a dummy camera comes from a reliable vendor.
So if you are looking for a cost effective way to add an extra little bit of security to your house, check out the amazing range of dummy cameras that are available. You will be able to easily and effective improve the security of your home for your family without blowing the budget and without a complicated home security system install.
This concludes the Getting Started with Surveillance Systems series. We hope you enjoyed it.
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