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Let me mention..it draws attention...if thats your intention,
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Just a couple weeks ago I heard noises outside very late at night and saw through the 2nd floor window two punks trying to break into a car. I made a noise, they saw me, and they ran away. I imediately wanted something to deter this from happening again so I got this fake vid cam as a temporary measure until I get something that takes real photos. So far no noises, but its too early to tell.
From my point of view, this fake camera looks real from afar, especially if you install it somewhere elevated and out of reach. I highly recommend the latter because, up close, it looks and feels plasticy. At night, a trespasser might not tell the difference. But since its low quality and empty inside, it can be easily destroyed and knocked down (by the trespasser). ANother tip, it comes with a realistic power wire stemming from behind the camera down to the mounting bracket., but obviously, you have to install it in a place where its believable. Dont be installing it on a palm tree or concrete wall expecting burglars to think there's power running to the camera.
The battery compartment was a real pain to take off, I felt like I was ripping the thing apart. But once installed the red LED light blinked continuously for 1 second every second. So it WILL be noticed. Now people will know you have "eyes at night". WIll they think its fake? WIll they think you are protecting something important? Only time will tell, because this camera won't.
UPDATE 10/26/12 *******
Its been a year now since I originally wrote this review, and so far I haven't come across an incident where I was startled by suspicious activity from the outside (knock on wood). I did have to replace the batteries once during this time period... just dont let anyone see you put batteries in a security camera with a cable running into the wall.
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Initial post: May 29, 2013 8:27:01 PM PDT
wish it said wireless so i could put it on top my mailbox or palm tree and burglars will see wireless symbol
Posted on Nov 1, 2013 7:46:04 PM PDT
David M. Celebrezze says:
Great Review. Thank you Sir.
Posted on Jun 27, 2014 6:43:59 PM PDT
I have neighbors that have REAL security video cameras in my area and also the local WALMART has a outside real video camera and NONE of them have a blinking light. So I don't bother to put in batteries in my fake video cameras!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2014 9:51:47 AM PDT
Excellent point! I've not seen any real cameras with blinking lights either !
So - - as long as this one LOOKS real - - Game On !!
I will mount this next to a motion detecting spotlight - -
Thug will see the light and the camera - - Buh Bye !!
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