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5 Reasons You Should NOT Buy Fake Security Cameras

5 Reasons You Should NOT Buy Fake Security Cameras

So you’ve been looking into home security and it seems like a good idea. Criminals would be less likely to target your house, and you wouldn’t have to worry so much. So then what’s the catch? You’re not sure you’re ready to make the leap financially.

But you still want that feeling of security and that criminal deterrent, so you start looking into fake security cameras. They’re cheaper, so, should you settle for those?

No! Read on for our five reasons why you should most definitely NOT settle for fake security cameras.

5. They’re not that much cheaper.

That’s right, fake security cameras are not that much cheaper. They are cheaper, but they’re not enough cheaper to be worth the huge loss in quality and functionality. It’s like if you were deciding whether you should buy a new pair of shoes for a gala and decided to go with a cardboard replica... they’re cheaper, but they’re not really shoes, so you’ve basically spent money and still failed to fulfill your original goal.

If the thing you’re buying isn’t doing what you want it to do, it seems a little silly to think of it as cheaper. Yes, you would spend less money, but on what?

4. You won’t feel that much better.

One of the main reasons you want a home security system in the first place is to feel better about the safety of your home and of yourself. You might think in the heat of the moment— when the forefront of your brain is occupied with that (completely understandable) reluctance to spend money— that you’ll feel secure with fake security cameras— that those dummies will fool the thieves (those dummies!), and you’ll be safe.

But as soon as you’ve got those dummies set up and you’re off on vacation in the Bahamas, you’re going to be pacing along the beach, wondering out loud if the thieves are really going to be fooled, and who’s going to feel like a big dummy when they break in regardless of the dummies.

3. You could get sued.

It’s not too likely that you’ll get [sued for setting up fake security cameras](https://# 5 Reasons You Should NOT Buy Fake Security Cameras

So you’ve been looking into home security and it seems like a good idea. Criminals would be less likely to target your house, and you wouldn’t have to worry so much. So then what’s the catch? You’re not sure you’re ready to make the leap financially.

But you still want that feeling of security and that criminal deterrent, so you start looking into fake security cameras. They’re cheaper, so, should you settle for those?

No! Read on for our five reasons why you should most definitely NOT settle for fake security cameras.

2. A lot of thieves can tell the difference.

It turns out that there are significant differences between real security cameras and fake security cameras, and most thieves can tell the difference. Sure, fake security cameras could deter reckless teenage criminals, but they’re not going to stop serious burglars.

A lot of fake security cameras have unrealistic blinking red lights, or they don’t have any wires, or they only have one wire where a real security camera would have multiple, or they swivel at the wrong times or not at all. They tend to be made of cheap plastic and feature unrealistic fake lenses. Realistically, any thief who knows anything about thieving will be able to call your bluff if you install fake security cameras.

1. They don’t actually work.

Obviously. If you’re considering installing fake security cameras, you obviously know that they don’t work. But there are a lot of serious benefits to working security cameras that you miss out on if you install fakes.

Mainly, you can see exactly what happened during and/or after the fact. With a fake security camera, you know nothing more than if you’d had no security camera at all. With a real security camera, you or the police can probably identify the burglar, hold them responsible, and recover your items, keeping your home a lot safer. Additionally, real security cameras are a lot more likely to deter a seasoned burglar, since they will likely be aware that their actions are on tape!

Your best bet is to install real security cameras and other actual home security set-ups, like the YI camera and a Cove system. And if you don’t have the money right now, you’re better off saving up for a little while than spending what money you do have on fake security cameras! ) at your own home, but it’s a lot more likely at your workplace, and here’s why:

If you set up fake security cameras, and then people assume that they can leave their valuables around because there would be footage if anything happens — but then something does happen and their valuables are gone and there is no footage— these people can sue you for giving them a false sense of security, where they assumed that they were safe when they really weren’t because the cameras were actually fake. Basically, lying or deceiving in any form can get you into trouble and it’s probably not a great idea.

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