Now you can deter robbery, theft, and vandalism with a dummy camera. These are non-functioning security cams. However, they look just like real surveillance cameras. They include a blinking red LED and operate on batteries. The professional dummy camera has a fake power cable. These features make them almost exact replicas of the real deal.
Dummy cameras are a low cost solution if you're not able to spend the money on a real one. They can be a cheap way to add on to an existing surveillance system to give the appearance of a more extensive system. Although these won't actually catch a criminal, studies have shown that just the presence of a surveillance has prevented crimes like robbery, theft and vandalism.