Surveillance Systems – Buying Fake Security Cameras Online


Many homeowners today are installing fake security cameras as a deterrent to would be thieves. Many online stores are selling a wide variety of these dummy security cameras, with most fake cameras being very hard if not impossible to spot from a real surveillance cameras. But always keep in mind, that fake security camera only give the illusion of security. They offer no protection whatsoever if a burglar spots the camera for what it is – a fake.

When deciding to purchase a camera, look for units that have a very noticeable red light function. This not only alerts a would be intruder to the presence of the ‘camera’ but also the fact that it is ‘filming’.

Fake security cameras come in many variety’s, but always look to purchase one that:

  • Is appropriate for where it will be mounted. If outdoors, look for a robust surveillance camera with an all weather shielding.
  • Buy only cameras that have a real glass lens, as cheap plastic lens are a dead giveaway that the camera is a fake.
  • Buy a style of camera that suits where it will be place. Don’t buy a dome – ‘bubble’ – camera and mount on the outside of your house. It would look completely out of place and screams “fake” surveillance camera.

The best options for purchasing a fake security camera online is that you shop only at trusted shopping online outlets and stick to the most recognized names in security cameras.

Shop Around

Just as with any surveillance system or electronic devices, shopping around is the key to getting the most for your money. Using the online outlets compare the different makes and models of dummy security cameras, noting down the price and any discounts offered. Also look for free shipping, as this can increase your savings on any purchases you make.

Online Commerce Websites

The largest retailers online, Amazon and E-Bay, logically have some the largest selections of fake security cameras for your home or office, and with the already low prices of these products, there are often brand new models on sale for under $5.  These are not cheap in terms of quality or realism, however, and manufacturers like Lorex and Swann are just two of the more popular brand-names known for fake security cameras outdoor applications as well as some of the most convincing models for indoor uses.

Retailers Online

The most common names in retail sales also have very attractive offers on fake security cameras, outlets like K-Mart and Wal-Mart have some great deals on Trademark, Q-See and Swann models, and some have motion and alternating lighting features.  The Trademark brand has two very popular models, one featuring motion-activated movement and another featuring this, in addition to alarms that sound when movement is detected.

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