What Is The Big Deal About Fake Security Cameras?

The market for dummy or fake products worldwide is huge. Everything from pirated videos to fake handbags sold on street corners in every country, the demand for fake products has spiraled it to a near $60 billion a year industry. Why? The reason is simple-knock off products look like the real thing at a fraction of the cost and they are cheaper by far.

The same is true when it comes to fake security cameras. They are so realistic looking that no one can tell the difference from the real thing. Here we’re going to take a look at four of the most popular fake security cameras that we sell so you can get an idea of what we’re talking about.

It is a well-known fact that security surveillance cameras are a major deterrent to home burglary. When a burglar is casing a neighborhood and looking for easy targets, if he sees a security camera outside the home he will move on to another victim. Let’s face it, he doesn’t want to get caught. If the homeowner has video of his image, he is as good as captured.

In a recently published article entitled ‘The Basics Of Home Security 101’ we explain why home burglary is so popular-because it’s easy to commit. We also give you an idea what the scope of the problem is and steps you can take to prevent burglary.

The best example of a fake security camera’s realism that can fool anyone is a camera that has motorized pan movement right to left, a 24 hour blinking LED and verbal warnings that include – “Intruder Alert”, “Leave the room immediately”, “Make no sudden movements”, “Please touch nothing”, “Vacate immediately”. It is battery-operated and requires no wiring. Talk about realistic looking-that is it!

By far our most popular product in this category is this Fake Motion Camera that sells for $5.95. It is battery-operated and requires no wiring. It adjusts to almost any angle and installs easily with a standard screwdriver. It has a motorized pan movement that is activated with a motion sensor. It also has a blinking 24 hour red LED light. It can easily be turned on and off with a switch.

Then there’s this Fake Bullet Camera that has multiple authentic infrared LEDs/24 hours a day. It has a weatherproof housing so it can be used indoors or outdoors. This camera comes with all mounting hardware and our authentic looking CCTV video cable for added realism.

Dummy Dome Camera
Dummy Dome Camera

Our third most popular product is this Dome Fake Security Camera that sells for $8.95. It also has a constant 24 hour flashing LED and installs easily with a standard screwdriver. No electrical wiring is needed because it operates on two AA batteries.


If you are looking to improve your home security, fake security cameras may be one way to do it without breaking the bank. No one can tell these fake security cameras from the real thing especially from street level where potential burglars case your house.

BTW some of our best customers for these fake security cameras are businesses that are looking to improve their security but also save some money.

Have you ever used fake security cameras? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.