The Pros And Cons Of Fake CCTV Systems In London

Posted by Global Vue on 27/10/2015 07:31:00

Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner in London, you will have considered the need for a surveillance system as part of your security strategy. Crime is constantly on the rise, and it is important that you ensure your property, your family; your belongings and your employees are constantly protected. Even just petty theft can severely damage your business or inspire fear in your family, whilst a full-scale robbery could cost you everything.

One of the major issues with the complete CCTV systems in London that we offer for home and business owners is that they can often seem like a large outlay, especially if you have never had any issues with crime before.

Whilst we only deal in the real thing - and the very best models at that - it can be extremely tempting to include fake cameras in your security systems to act as a deterrent. In fact, we’re seeing this more and more all across the city.

What Are Fake Security Cameras?

Essentially, false CCTV are cameras which have been designed to look real, even though they aren’t and don’t offer any surveillance capabilities. There are dozens of fake security cameras for you to choose from, and they are available in a range of styles, colours, sizes and designs.

Some of the more expensive models even have additional features such as a fake pan, tilt or zoom function, whilst others can include a realistic blinking power light. They are available from a range of different stores all across the country, and you’ll be able to find an even greater variety online.

The Cons Of False CCTV Systems In London

When you utilise fake security solutions, it is important to remember that they are, simply, not real. They offer absolutely no benefit in terms of surveillance and, in the event of a crime occurring, they are completely useless.

Although there are models available which do look realistic, there is often little in terms of price difference between convincing models and the real thing. Experienced burglars and time-trained thieves can easily tell the difference between most fake models and real CCTV, so it is unlikely that they will deter the most dangerous of criminals.

As they offer nothing in the way of surveillance, they are also useless when up against a criminal that is determined to enter a property. Many criminals now ignore the deterrent effects of CCTV, instead relying on hoods, and balaclavas to avoid immediate recognition.

Are There Any Pros To Fake Security Cameras?

The only real benefit that fake security cameras provide is their role as a deterrent. When it comes to opportunistic thieves, or shoplifters, they can deter these criminals from taking advantage of the situation. However, as we’ve already mentioned, they are less than useless against determined or experienced criminals.

Are Fake Security Cameras Ever A Good Idea?

In our experience, fake security cameras are only of any use when integrated into a real CCTV security system. By placing your cameras in intelligent positions to act as the actual surveillance, fake models can be a cost-effective way to increase the deterrence aspect of your security, whilst offering little in the way of surveillance compromise.

As a team of dedicated, professional surveillance specialists, we wouldn’t recommend fake security cameras – instead, you need to ensure that you are making the most of reliable, high-quality CCTV surveillance systems to ensure that you and your property are kept safe.

What Should I Look For When It Comes To Fake Surveillance Cameras?

If you are determined to utilise false surveillance solutions in your security strategy, then you need to ensure that you are finding the best models out there. Although their only major benefit is to save money, you need to make sure that you choose the highest-quality and most convincing designs, complete with a range of additional features, such as power lights and panning.

If you are going to include these models into a security system that is already in place, you need to make sure that your fake designs fit in with your overall CCTV solution. By having two completely different designs of cameras, your potential thief will easily be able to tell the two apart and know where they will not be seen on your property.

Choose The Best CCTV Systems In London; Choose Global Vue

Here at Global Vue, we only provide the very best in real security camera solutions for a range of properties, industries and domestic circumstances. The advantages of real models far outweigh the price gap and, after all, you can’t put a price on your security.

For more information on our professional CCTV Systems in London, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today on 0844 544 3955. Alternatively, you can email any questions that you might have to, and we’ll do our best to answer them as quickly as possible!

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