Are fake security cameras just as effective as the real thing?

Are Fake Security Cameras Just as Effective as the Real Thing?

January 25, 2023 by

When it comes to protecting your home or business, you may be wondering what kind of security cameras are on the market and just how effective they are. In your search, you’ve probably heard about fake security cameras, as opposed to real cameras. These fake security cameras essentially try to trick thieves and potential criminals into believing your property is under surveillance by acting as a decoy.

They can deter theft and are certainly better than nothing when it comes to security systems. However, they are never quite as effective as real security cameras and security footage. Read below to find out more about why real security cameras will always trump fake security cameras and the benefits of using the real deal.

Real-Time Recording

While fake security cameras can’t do any recording whatsoever, real cameras can record in real time. Recording in real time can help business owners make timely decisions and address issues before it’s too late. It also allows you to have a full view of the workplace at all times so that you can be fully observant and aware of the happenings throughout your business. This is truly an asset to all business owners when it comes to security and peace of mind.

Footage for Evidence

Another great thing about real security cameras (as opposed to fake ones) is that real cameras can provide footage to be used as evidence in criminal proceedings and investigations. This can also help the community in catching criminals and addressing potential dangers to society.

Camera footage can give useful hints and clues about the perpetrators such as what they were wearing and other physical traits. This can mean the difference between bringing criminals to justice or letting them get away scot-free.

Helps Resolve Employee Issues

If your workplace has ever had an internal or human resources problem, you may benefit from real security cameras. With employees working together, issues can arise from time to time. Real security footage can help clarify the problem and determine who exactly was in the wrong. It can resolve disputes and bring any perpetrators to justice.

Deters Internal Theft

Similarly, with internal theft, real security footage can often come in handy. With fake security cameras, you may be able to deter theft. However, if a crime does occur, you can never truly identify who committed it. Sometimes, the culprit can be one of your own employees. If that were the case, wouldn’t you like to know?

Internal theft can often be more damaging than external theft. This is because it can continue until the criminal is caught and reprimanded. Employees know all the ins and outs of your business, and usually have access to private areas. They may be well aware of where cameras are located, and may even be able to identify fake ones. In this case, it is better to have real, fully functioning cameras that can pick up any criminal activity inside the workplace.

Fake Cameras Can Be Identified

Another reason not to rely solely on fake cameras is that they can be identified. Experienced thieves will notice if a camera is fake and whether or not it’s actually capturing any footage. Once they catch on to this bluff, they will make your business an easy target and you will be even more vulnerable than before. This is ultimately why it’s much better to invest in real security cameras with which you can deter even the most experienced burglars.

Fake Cameras Are Not Always Cheaper

Most business owners have the impression that fake cameras are less expensive than real ones. While this is generally true, it is not always necessarily the case. Real security cameras come at affordable prices, and can save you money on insurance premiums for your workplace.

Real security cameras can also save you from hefty lawsuits. For example, if an employee’s valuables are stolen and there is no footage available from the fake security cameras, they may be able to sue you for providing a false sense of security. This can cause you and your business headaches and legal issues, as well as loss of profits.

Get More Peace of Mind

By choosing real security cameras over fake ones, you are providing your employees, clients, and yourself with valuable peace of mind. While fake security cameras can act as a decoy to deter theft, they can never replace the functionality of real security cameras and footage, which can catch criminals, stop internal theft, save you money, and help you observe your workplace surroundings.

When it comes to the safety of your business, employees, and assets, you should never skimp. While we’ve established that fake decoy security cameras can be beneficial for deterring theft, they pale in comparison to real security cameras, which can do so much more for your business and peace of mind.

For more information on business security systems, please call Canadian Security Professionals at 1-877-494-9911 or contact us here. Our team of professionals would be more than happy to assist you in finding the most effective security solutions for your business. Reach out to us today for more information on our products and services.

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