Everything You Need to Know About How Dummy Home Security Cameras Can Protect Your Property

Many intruders thinking there is a chance for them to get caught will be deterred from committing a home invasion, especially if they see a security camera on the property. However, you may not be able to afford an expensive, high-tech security camera system. This is where cheap dummy security cameras on eBay can provide you with some protection. Types of dummy cameras

Before you purchase an inexpensive mock security camera, you need to decide where you want to secure it. Depending on where you will place the mock camera will determine the type of camera you purchase. The are various ways you can affix your mock security camera include:

  • Peel and stick cameras: Inexpensive dummy cameras that have self-adhesive strips attached to them are easy to mount. You simply remove the protective strip from the adhesive attached to the camera and put it in place. The strip holds the camera in place without drilling any holes into your home's interior or exterior.
  • Mounted security cameras: These need to be mounted with screws to a wall, roof, or structure. You need to use a screwdriver or drill to put screws into the structure to hold the camera in place. This is ideal for mock surveillance cameras that rotate from one position to another position.
  • Stationary cameras – These do not need to be attached to anything and can be moved from one location to another location easily. A dummy CCTV camera, for example, can be set on a shelf or desk.
How do the affordable dummy cameras operate?

Most dummy security cameras are battery operated. You simply place removable batteries into the camera and turn it on so that a light blinks inside of it. The blinking light makes would-be intruders think that the mock camera is recording when it actually isn't recording footage at all. There are also outdoor cameras that are solar-powered so that you don’t have to worry about changing the batteries on a regular basis.

Can you buy new or used outdoor mock security cameras?

Yes. If you plan to use a mock security camera outdoors, choose one that is designed for outdoor use. It will be weather-resistant so that it can stand up to rain, sleet, and snow. You want one that will blink or move as it is supposed to when it's exposed to the weather. Putting a camera that is designed for use indoors on the exterior of your property can cause it to malfunction, especially if it is strictly made for indoor use only.