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Very Nice But 1 Nagging Issue
on September 10, 2014
Well these dummy cameras would be absolutely, 5-star perfect if it wasn't for one nagging issue with all of them: The blinking lights. What's supposed to be arguably the best feature turns out to be only half as good as it could have and should have been. Here's the problems with the flashing light in order of how big of a problem it is:
1. It blinks or flashes way too often! Flashing every 2 seconds? To me, an electronics guru, that signifies a device that's not operating properly and to others may appear fake. In either case, it's not good! These lights should flash once every 4-5 seconds, not 2!
2. The flashing light is too bright! I want people to be able to see the flashing light, trust me, but these lights are just too bright and unrealistically so.
3. The flashing light shouldn't be located on or near the camera lens! Any idiot would know a flashing status light anywhere near the camera's field of vision, let alone right dead center practically, is a design failure! I'd right away suspect a camera as a fake or dummy like these for seeing a flashing light located there!
These flashing light letdowns are almost enough to cause me to not even put batteries in and have it flash. Almost. Overall I'm very happy with the dummy cams but I really wish the light would have been executed way better on the units!
Beyond this, I will say others are right that you have to be very, very careful when mounting these to your wall. If you screw a screw even a tad too tight to the cheap plastic on the cameras you'll easily crack or break them. I was super careful so I didn't, but it could very easily happen!
Time will tell how well these dummy cams hold up. For now it's a solid 4 out of 5 stars but easily could have been 5. Seems they had a real dummy design these dummy cams.