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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
DESCRIPTON:

The sign is 8 inch across octagonal (NOT square as depicted in the illustration as of the date of this review), 1.15mm (approx 17 gauge) thickness, stamped aluminum with 2 mounting holes near the bottom of the sign with the lettering painted with reflective paint.

The colors are white, blue, and red (significance later).

Included are 3 or 4 self adhesive warning labels (I have several of these signs and the number included has varied): [WARNING! SECURITY SYSTEM] as shown in Customer Images above - 2 by 3 inches.

Also included is a black enamel painted 5/8" diameter hollow steel pole 0.56 mm (approx 23 gauge) thickness in two 9 ½ inch sections. When joined together with the included non-galvanized steel bolt and nut they make a 17 inch long spiked pole to mount the sign on if desired. Two more bolts are included to do so.

DURABILITY:

Another uploaded Customer Image is a side by side photo showing a brand new sign and one which has been attached to an unobstructed south facing gate post 5 feet above ground level for 16 months in a mid-Atlantic state. As expected, the red paint in the center of the sign surrounding the "VIDEO SECURITY PROTECTION" white reflective notice has faded considerably and is now almost unreadable except close up. There has been some but less fading of the other colors. The sign is advertised to be UV protected.

The aluminum itself has held up well, with no evidence of corrosion or paint peeling.

The included pole was not used so no comment can be made about its durability. Every one of the poles I have received has been moderately rusted on the inside. The enamel paint jobs have not been consistent - some being quite heavily applied and most recently rather thin, already showing some rust-through upon receipt. The two pole parts do not slide together easily due to the rust, enamel paint thickness and the area of the poles where holes are drilled being out of round.

The window labels stayed adhered well and have not faded. The south facing ones are beginning to peel very slightly at the edges after 16 months.

PRICE:

There has been quite a variation in price, depending on the vendor. I have paid seventeen, ten, and 8 dollars at various times. Vendors seem to change frequently, as often as a week apart. Interestingly, when Amazon itself was the vendor, the price was the highest.

COMMENT:

I would buy this sign again (and obviously have). Sixteen months between replacements due to fading for a completely south facing sign (it gets the most direct sunlight there all year around) is not unreasonable. One which was facing a different direction, or that was in the shade, might fare better. Because of the frequent and large price changes I would probably wait until it was under 10 dollars as I'm not sure it's worth more than that.

That having been said, in my personal opinion it had the most profession appearance of all the similar ones available online and in stores that I saw, which was the reason for my original purchase. However, while this is a good product, it isn't perfect - and that's what I reserve 5 stars for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2012
***UPDATE to the previous review below***
A year and a half later, this item has quadrupled in price. I understand prices go up, but this one went WAY UP. When we bought them, they were $5 each, and included all the same stuff listed now for $20. I would no longer say it's worth it.

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We originally thought we'd buy these signs to deter people from messing with our property without actually having to purchase a security system .... but we actually did end up buying one camera. Still, this sign is a sturdy metal that does the job - it tells people we have a camera and (hopefully) makes them think twice about doing anything to our yard/house/cars/etc. We purchased 2, one for the front and one for the back. Glad we purchased. Well worth it for under $5 each and free shipping (with prime), looks much more professional than some of the other more expensive signs I looked at.
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on November 4, 2012
I bought these signs to add to my security system....they are well made . they are made out of aluminum which gives durability, you can put them in the ground ...i put mine on trees because i live in the mountains....they are just the right size ...not to big like some I've seen which makes it nice for me .....being reflective makes it really nice....i would recommend these .....it gives you some peace of mind when you are not home .....the thieves think do they have video security or don't they....good buy....cheap and on sale at Amazon...
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on October 16, 2012
This sign is easy to put up. It looks great. It reflects at night. Such signs are the best security system as you avoid all the hassles of real ones and most thieves/rapists or killers are not bright enough to realize it's a fake. If you are looking to find a house to invade, why not pick one w/ no sign? Sign also is U/V resistant and stands up to the sometimes 50 mile-an-hour winds we get here in Los Alamos, NM (over 7,000 feet high). I highly recommend it.
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on March 9, 2013
This package is 3 star because the sign is not the one pictured on the product page. The sign I got (I ordered two) were both octagonal and smaller than I thought they would be. The included steaks break easy, but the sign itself is aluminum and will probably last a while. It is also reflective.
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on September 22, 2012
I searched forever until I found this and I love it. It is actual metal, reflective paint, heavy duty and comes with a stake. I got two yard signs and some window decals. This is also an actual security company. The price was great. I highly recommend this to everyone.
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on June 29, 2013
Love these signs. They come with the metal poles and the signs are metal, which gave them more of realistic look to them. Will be putting them, one in front and one in back of house. Hope they hold up in bad weather. They look like the real protection signs.
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on November 8, 2012
I had a heck of a time getting the two pieces of the metal stake to fit together since they were rusty. Also, note that the window stickers only work on the inside of clear windows so if you have ones with blinds built inside, you are out of luck.
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on June 29, 2013
Nobody knows it's a fake. We live in a somewhat rough neighborhood...and the break-ins have stopped since we mounted this camera on our roof, and the sign at the end of our driveway.

Don't tell anyone that it's not real!
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on April 27, 2013
Troubls in my neighborhood went down, around my house, after posting these video camera signs around my property. I also have them backed up with real security cameras and dummy cameras in place. But sometimes, it only takes a sign.
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