November 22, 2012

Using Fake Cameras For Home Security

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The debates over the usage of Closed Circuit Cameras on our British streets forever rages on. There are plenty of positve and negative arguments around using CCTV as a preventative action to help reduce street crime. We’ve also seen the rise of CCTV being used in Schools and local transport such as buses and trains.

Just how many Closed Circuit Cameras there are in Britain is anyone’s guess. Some organisations have tried an educated guess of a figure between 2 and 4 million. The fact is no-one really knows as there is no qualified body set-up to collect this information. Nowadays, anyone can install a CCTV camera on their premises and residents are doing just this every single day as the sales of home CCTV camera systems are growing exponentially.

Over the last decade we’ve seen the humble CCTV camera mature from capturing grainy, black and white images to using the latest in high-definition, digital technology which can produce images or video, no matter what time of day, with outstanding results.

When it come to home security, it’s best to understand that most crimes undertaken are of the opportunistic variety. Likely intruders will prey on homes with poor or no visible security measures.

This is what the Metropolitan Police have to say on the subject, “Making your home as difficult to get into as possible will help deter criminals, and that starts with your boundaries.”

In a year, when we’ve all suffered through the recession and cost cutting exercises, Crime Prevention Products has made home security products more affordable to families. Take for example our alternative to running a home CCTV system by installing Fake or Dummy Cameras.

Our Fake/Dummy Cameras use real camera housings, making them extreamly difficult to tell the difference between them and a ‘real’ system. By setting up Fake/Dummy Cameras as part of your home security gives you a cost-effective way of protecting your valuables from intruders by creating doubt in their minds.

January 6, 2012

Beat Burglars On A Budget

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 11:54 am

With the very real increased ‘risk’ that burglaries will rise during 2012, many home, shop and business owners may be wishing to beef up their security. However, there is still the myth that installing additional security features to a premises could end up costing a small fortune. This is simply not the case, as there are cost-effective, alternative solutions, available to purchase that can help you to beat burglars on a budget.

When it comes to protecting your possessions, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras have to be one of the best deterrents in home and office securityas no thief would be willing to take the risk of being caught on camera. The downside to this, is that some owners may think that installing these high definition cameras and recording equipment may be out of their price range, but you can keep costs down, and still give the illusion that you employ the use of recording equipment on your premises by using Dummy CCTV Cameras.

Here at Crime Prevention Products we have a carefully selected range of perfect dummy cameras that will help protect your home, office or shop from any opportunistic thief. As many of our dummy cameras are manufactured from real camera housing’s, this makes it near impossible to tell the difference from which are real and which are fake – so for a fraction of the price you CAN beat the burglars on a budget.

September 28, 2011

Dummy Cameras The Cheap Security Solution

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 1:33 pm

With today’s economic turbulence and the price of everyday essentials fluctuating, many residents are feeling the pinch and becoming reluctant to spend their hard earned cash on ‘top of the range‘ items including security systems. The question is “how much money do you really have to spend on securing your property”?

When it comes to home burglaries – statistics show that the majority are committed by opportunistic thieves! Statistics also show that if your property has any visible security devices the chances are high that a thief is less likely to tackle your premises and seek out an easier target.

In this technological age, we have security devices that will contact you and inform you that someone has entered you property whilst you’re miles away… You can even logon to the Internet using your SmartPhone and watch the burglars in action. Some devices will send you text messages giving you up-to-the-minute status updates about the security of your property. Then, there are personal alarms that not only emit a deafening sound but will also cover your assailant in a permanent florescent paint.

But you don’t need to spend a fortune on the latest hi-tech security gadgets to keep your property safe!

At Crime Prevention Products we stock Dummy Cameras that are designed to imitate the real ones in every way possible. Modern dummy cameras use real camera housings ensuring that even to a professional eye they’re difficult to tell apart. So, if you require home or commercial security cameras and are looking to save money then check out our best selling, low cost Dummy Cameras:

Professional External Dummy Security CameraChaperone® Internal Dummy Camera with Mains Powered Pan Motor

July 29, 2011

Deter Burglars With Dummy Cameras

Filed under: Dummy Cameras,Home Security,Shop Security — admin @ 11:21 am

Over the last few months, we’ve heard in the media that crime, especially burglary, is on the increase. People are tempted to burgle for all sorts of reasons however the end game is always the same – convert small, valuable items (such as jewellery, mobile phones, and laptops) quickly into cash. Yet, there are many business/home owners that won’t take heed that burglary statistics are on the rise… Let’s get this clear – no one is immune from being burgled – no matter what neighbourhood you stay in!

Contrary to popular belief, protecting your home does not have to cost a fortune and you can still improve your home security even if you have limited funds. Distraction techniques still work best and prevent your business/home from being the target of an opportunistic burglar.

One of the best ways to do this is to ‘fool‘ the thief into thinking that you have a top of the range CCTV System protecting your property.

Here at Crime Prevention Products we offer a range of dummy cameras that are manufactured from real camera housings, mountings and fixings. Making them very difficult to distinguish from a ‘real’ CCTV Camera. They’re guaranteed to make an opportunistic thief think twice about illegally entering your premises and are a cost-effective way of protecting your home or office from burglars & intruders.

Dummy CCTV Camera - InternalDummy External CCTV Camera with Flashing LEDDummy Dome Security CameraChaperone® Internal Dummy Camera with Mains Powered Pan Motor

January 18, 2011

Smile Dummy You’re On CCTV

Filed under: CCTV,Dummy Cameras — admin @ 3:01 pm

Opportunistic theft can happen at anytime and anywhere from the local shop to someone snatching your property out of your opened house window. However, the most frightening type of theft is when someone actually enters your property and helps themselves to your possessions while you or a family member ARE in the house. Some people can try and deter these opportunistic house invasions by thieves with having a home security system fitted, but to be honest if you’re already in your premises what is the likelihood that you’ll have your alarm system switched on?

There is no doubt that a closed circuit television (CCTV) is a great way to beef up your home security, and the great thing is that it can be run independently from your security system meaning that it can run constantly. However, in today’s financial climate some people may think that adding to their home security is something that can wait. But what if you were to give the illusion of having a CCTV system installed, at a mere fraction of the cost of a fully functioning CCTV system, making someone think twice that has dishonest intentions from carrying out the deed.

Here at Crime Prevention Products we supply a vast range of Dummy Internal and External CCTV Cameras that are indistinguishable from the real thing and can help fool even the best opportunistic thief into thinking that your premises is fully protected 24/7.

Dummy CCTV Camera - InternalDummy External CCTV Camera with Flashing LEDProfessional External Dummy Security CameraChaperone® Internal Dummy Camera with Mains Powered Pan Motor

August 25, 2010

Beat The Thief With Dummy Cameras

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 8:35 am

When it comes to personal protection and home security, people can’t afford to take the “It will never happen to me” attitude, although many of us still do.

However, this doesn’t mean we have to go out and spend hundreds even thousands of pounds on the latest home alarms, driveway alarms or security lights to make sure we sleep safe at night. Crime Prevention Products understand that due to other financial commitments, home owners often find that their money is all but spoken for and therefore the home security system we wanted to install/upgrade is once again put on hold.

January 5, 2009

Dummy Cameras Help Prevent Robbery & Theft

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 11:33 am

Why do Dummy Cameras work so well, you may ask! Dummy Cameras are designed to mimic real CCTV systems, in fact Dummy Cameras are so realistic that even professional thieves find it hard to distinguish between a fully operational CCTV system and a Dummy Camera at first hand. The Chaperone Internal Dummy Camera is so authentic in its appearance that it is the perfect solution for helping to prevent robbery, theft and vandalism in small organizations such as restaurants, retail stores, cafes, small factories, warehouses, offices etc…


August 27, 2008

What Kind of Security do you get from Dummy Cameras?

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 3:03 pm

If you are a business owner, no matter what kind of business that may be, chances are you have worried about the security of your money and your stock. You can’t be everywhere at once; watching the stock, the cash registers, the safes, the employees and the customers, it’s impossible and installing a fully-fledged camera system that covers every room and every angle can be a very expensive endeavour, especially if you have a lot of floor space.

dummu_dome_cameraSo what’s a concerned business owner or manager to do? This is the kind of stressful situation that can actually be alleviated with a full-scale security system that only APPEARS to be a security system. Dummy Cameras (like the one shown left) available by Mail Order from websites like Crime Prevention Products (who are one of the largest online retailers in the UK of this type of product), are a great way to deter crime in whatever form you feel it might take – shoplifting, employee thievery, or even just paid staff wasting too much time on the clock! The key is simply to hook up an elaborate (or simple, as the case may be) network of dummy cameras where they seem to be semi-hidden but are in fact in plain view.

Although dummy cameras are clearly not going to monitor your space in actuality, they will give the impression that they are to anyone who might pose a risk. Would-be shoplifters who see what looks like a security camera pointed right at them aren’t going to stuff anything into their pockets, and staff members who work in front of the fake lens all day aren’t likely to make off with any of your cash. The real job of dummy cameras is to instil fear into the hearts of potential criminals who could very well hurt your profits or even your business reputation. As far as thieves are concerned, dummy cameras are exactly the same as real cameras because they are in view, and they appear to be recording the day’s events for you to review at any time you see fit.

professional_external_dummy_camera_new_cam6The key to success with dummy cameras is to NOT LET ANYONE KNOW THEY’RE FAKE! With the possible exception of store managers and partners (use your own discretion), if one person knows you are using dummy cameras, word will spread. Initially, it will be harmless – one innocent staff or family member will tell a friend, and the gossip will continue until someone who is not so innocent hears the news. If you want to keep your business safe using dummy cameras, you have to keep the security measures to yourself. Think about it this way – if you are having trust issues with customers and staff members in the first place, you can’t extend any trust to these same people when it comes to security cameras.

So are dummy cameras actually as effective as real camera security systems? Well, they can be, so long as you take the necessary precautions to prevent anyone from discovering that they are fake. Don’t install dummy cameras anywhere that people can reach or play around with them – they’ve got to be out of reach, but in view just the same. Keep this in mind and your business is much safer for it!

June 24, 2008

Dummy Cameras: Stop Them In Their Tracks!

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 9:22 am

Crime is increasing in the UK whether it be the City or the Countryside, nowhere is immune from Burglary or Theft.  There are many good websites that specialise in all types of home and office security devices, and it is now possible to get the ultimate in crime prevention imitation surveillance devices.

Homeowners and Business owners alike, can now be fairly safe in the knowledge that their property is protected by the ever watchful eye of a Dummy Camera. They act like having a permanent guard on duty and work for free around the clock to provide on site security and peace of mind.

dummu_dome_cameraNaturally the camera itself doesn’t really do any actual camera work, but may be considered the electronic equivalent of a scarecrow.

Although they are Imitation, they provide a real deterrent. These Dummy Cameras look and act just like a real CCTV camera and without a doubt, are the very best available anywhere on the Web today. They can be purchased for a  fraction of the price of the real thing and installed in a very short time.  Anyone seeing these dummy cameras ( with or without their incorporated flashing L.E.D ) on your premises, will not want to take the chance that they will be seen on TV in Crimewatch or anything similar and will look for an  easier and less well protected target.

Security is important but prevention is always better than detection, ask any police officer, after all, it is their Primary Objective!

May 30, 2008

New Replacement Professional Dummy Camera

Filed under: Dummy Cameras — admin @ 10:26 am

professional_external_dummy_camera_new_cam6We are pleased to now offer our latest Professional External Dummy Camera which replaces the old model. Made of powder coated die-cast aluminium, it is slightly smaller than the previous model and is more modern looking with it’s newly shaped cowling and bracket arm.

Measuring appx 385 x 146 x 115 deep, these items are ideal where a larger dummy camera is required, for example in car parks or on the corner of large buildings etc., and are the first line of defence against thieves.

This is an authentic camera housing and looks so real that only the foolish will take a chance!

There is a cable conduit coming from the rear of the camera leading to a junction box which is then fitted to the wall adjacent to the camera bracket.

Buit into this junction box is a small flashing LED and the box itself houses the batteries which will probably last a couple of years or more before replacement is required.

The flashing LED gives the impression that there is power being fed to the junction box and therefore, that the camera is real. Once fitted, you may pan & tilt the camera on the bracket to suit whichever way you want the camera to be looking. To compliment the dummy camera, you should consider also fitting warning signs informing the viewer that CCTV Recording is in use as this helps not only draw attention to the fact that cameras are in use, but if the cameras were real, would be a legal requirement!

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