Dummy CCTV Camera with LED lights 99p @ 99p Stores
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Dummy CCTV Camera with LED lights 99p @ 99p Stores

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Found 21st Apr 2013
Spotted this in the 99p store in Dudley.

In the box you get a dummy cctv camera which is easy to mount contains no wires, just batteries for the LED light.

Plenty there and they look pretty real too, could fool anyone and keep your property secure.

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You could use them to make a novelty bra.

Why is it only the dummy cameras have LEDs?

So explain to me again how these keep your property secure?

emiratesstadium

So explain to me again how these keep your property secure?



They will deter jeremy kyle main cast members

Would these reduce the cost of your home insurance policy?

lovernotfighter

They will deter jeremy kyle main cast members



As these folk can't even spell LDE

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These are probably what National Express West Midlands use, their CCTV never seems to be working

any idea how big these are ? if they small enough ....may be ideal to deter drunks in my taxi

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duffa666

any idea how big these are ? if they small enough ....may be ideal to … any idea how big these are ? if they small enough ....may be ideal to deter drunks in my taxi



just the average sized cameras you see

duffa666

any idea how big these are ? if they small enough ....may be ideal to … any idea how big these are ? if they small enough ....may be ideal to deter drunks in my taxi



There great for a taxi as a friend of mine uses one in his

Fluffykins

Why is it only the dummy cameras have LEDs?



..... To hypnotise chavs into staring at them rather than breaking into your house.

get 50 of these and combine with regular camera's, the thieves will never know what hit them

THIS IS WHERE THE DUMMYS SHOP IN THE FIRST PLACE its cold from me

The sony 540tvl cameras i have wired at my work have a red led
There not dummy cameras
In the dark it will deter people seeing a red led
Cant grumble for 99p either even if they look abit tacky

Fluffykins

Why is it only the dummy cameras have LEDs?



That is why dummy cams do not work.

If you really want to use these at least leave the batteries out.

emiratesstadium

So explain to me again how these keep your property secure?



More effective would be to a cardboard cutout policeman that you see in supermarkets and poundshops.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/11/article-2186915-14798EF7000005DC-335_634x376.jpg
Edited by: "gg1pl" 21st Apr 2013

They are fine both 99p stores and £ land have them i do not use with battery they look just like real ones !!!

I can confirm that these work. We've had one up on the side of our garage for a fortnight and we haven't been burgled since it was installed.

gg1pl

More effective would be to a cardboard cutout policeman that you see in … More effective would be to a cardboard cutout policeman that you see in supermarkets and poundshops.


Don't forget a dummy police car while your at it
http://www.kirkbytimes.co.uk/images/news_images_2004/dummy_police_cars/dummy_police_cars.jpg

Fluffykins

Why is it only the dummy cameras have LEDs?



Maybe because if you are operating a real CCTV system, you wouldn't want the thieves to be too aware of where every camera is mounted and pointing.

Wouldn't a CCTV warning sign be a more effective.


lol waste of money. i like mccrick suggestion. .....maybe a barbie doll upgrade to bazooker knockers

Rubbish like the burglar dummy boxes from a good few years back. The burglars did not even have the use of the internet then But they could spot a fake a mile off

melted

Maybe because if you are operating a real CCTV system, you wouldn't want … Maybe because if you are operating a real CCTV system, you wouldn't want the thieves to be too aware of where every camera is mounted and pointing..



Most external dome type camera's that look like y3k.com/pro…tvl have dark perspex housings. You cannot tell which way the lens is pointing until you get really close....by which time the camera has probably viewed the chavs face :-)
Edited by: "BritishDragon" 22nd Apr 2013

Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability of that camera is going to be rubbish an probably do what they were going to do anyway.

LED technology has moved on significantly, as have cameras. Virtually all new camera installations go IP rather than coax driven, and the market leader Axis developed a camera that can produce a colour image with virtually zero light and no LED's. They also have a camera with night vision up to 30m with only 3 LED's, at a higher nanometer of IR so very little glow.

These things are pretty unconvincing but you may find some value in putting one up on your shed as a deterrent.

ssouthall6

Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability … Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability of that camera is going to be rubbish an probably do what they were going to do anyway.LED technology has moved on significantly, as have cameras. Virtually all new camera installations go IP rather than coax driven, and the market leader Axis developed a camera that can produce a colour image with virtually zero light and no LED's. They also have a camera with night vision up to 30m with only 3 LED's, at a higher nanometer of IR so very little glow.These things are pretty unconvincing but you may find some value in putting one up on your shed as a deterrent.



I'd doubt most domestic properties could deal with the huge influx of data on a decent IP based system, but what that's got to do with whether this would work I don't know, since how do you tell a camera is IP based or coax? They both need at least one wire (power) and anyway whether wifi or not, all my dome cameras have the coax hidden, so you'd have to take the camera off the wall to realise it's not state of the art IP based.

I personally prefer a combination of IP and non IP, so there's no chance of disruption, since it is the easiest thing in the world to completely swap a network and thus make any camera redundant.

I'd agree the LED gives it away, but around here, the name of the game is deterrent, so probably thorn bushes and high fences are as good as buying cameras - I suspect if I put up a 'beware of the Alsatian' sign, it would be as effective as the four cameras around my property.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 22nd Apr 2013

melted

Maybe because if you are operating a real CCTV system, you wouldn't want … Maybe because if you are operating a real CCTV system, you wouldn't want the thieves to be too aware of where every camera is mounted and pointing.Wouldn't a CCTV warning sign be a more effective.



Actually, another reason you wouldn't want a flashing red LED inside a dome camera is that some of the light would reflect off the perspex dome into the lens of the camera...

gg1pl

More effective would be to a cardboard cutout policeman that you see in … More effective would be to a cardboard cutout policeman that you see in supermarkets and poundshops.


The one on the left looks pretty good, too bad that you can tell that the one on the right is fake

ssouthall6

Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability … Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability of that camera is going to be rubbish an probably do what they were going to do anyway.LED technology has moved on significantly, as have cameras. Virtually all new camera installations go IP rather than coax driven, and the market leader Axis developed a camera that can produce a colour image with virtually zero light and no LED's. They also have a camera with night vision up to 30m with only 3 LED's, at a higher nanometer of IR so very little glow.These things are pretty unconvincing but you may find some value in putting one up on your shed as a deterrent.



True, a professional thief will laugh at one of these. However half the time it isn't 'skilled' burglars that's the problem, and this might deter a drunk teenager intent on mischief rather than theft, or an opportunist. We stuck a couple of these to the underside of the eaves as a deterrent to whoever it was that kept nicking our hanging baskets! I'm not saying they've worked but nothing has gone missing yet.

I think the flashing light is a good idea - it draws attention to the camera in the dark, so the teenagers who don't know that the real McCoy won't have an LED will be more likely to notice the deterrent.

Edited by: "panddda" 22nd Apr 2013

ssouthall6

Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability … Any ITK thief that sees an LED light is going to know the image usability of that camera is going to be rubbish an probably do what they were going to do anyway.LED technology has moved on significantly, as have cameras. Virtually all new camera installations go IP rather than coax driven, and the market leader Axis developed a camera that can produce a colour image with virtually zero light and no LED's. They also have a camera with night vision up to 30m with only 3 LED's, at a higher nanometer of IR so very little glow.These things are pretty unconvincing but you may find some value in putting one up on your shed as a deterrent.


Were not talking about the dull glow of IR illuminators, this is a bright (visible) flashing led.

I think the important thing here is that if your going to use decoy or real cctv as a detterent, then make sure your alarm system and locks are also up to scratch as a burglar may see this as if you have plenty worth stealing.
Edited by: "callum84" 22nd Apr 2013

Also available at Poundworld.

mbuckhurst

I'd doubt most domestic properties could deal with the huge influx of … I'd doubt most domestic properties could deal with the huge influx of data on a decent IP based system, but what that's got to do with whether this would work I don't know, since how do you tell a camera is IP based or coax? They both need at least one wire (power) and anyway whether wifi or not, all my dome cameras have the coax hidden, so you'd have to take the camera off the wall to realise it's not state of the art IP based.I personally prefer a combination of IP and non IP, so there's no chance of disruption, since it is the easiest thing in the world to completely swap a network and thus make any camera redundant.I'd agree the LED gives it away, but around here, the name of the game is deterrent, so probably thorn bushes and high fences are as good as buying cameras - I suspect if I put up a 'beware of the Alsatian' sign, it would be as effective as the four cameras around my property.mike



Data is not so much of a problem these days. I have 8 cameras around the place capable of simultaneous h.264 streams at 720p, 25 fps. I record on activity on the SD cards on board and stream via the Axis Camera Companion app and I never have any latency or image issues. Most cameras use variable bitrate encoding so it drops the data down to virtually nothing when nothing is going on in the scene anyway.

The point was that many criminals ignore CCTV anyway because they are used to the poor, noisy images that analogue and early IP cameras produced that they see on crimewatch. Times are changing and CCTV is moving forward quickly- higher resolution IP cameras mean you don't need the camera up close like you did with fixed analogue cameras. Even 720p is light years ahead of the 2CIF/4CIF cameras that are converted several times over lossy cable.

And everything is single cable with IP provided you have a PoE switch. Other than cost there's no need to use analogue any longer and even then the difference isn't huge. I think we probably have 2 more years of being able to buy analogue cameras before the UK catches up completely with the rest of the world.

Edited by: "ssouthall6" 23rd Apr 2013

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