What does an imitation security camera have in common with a small town sheriff? An obvious answer might be – nothing at all. But what if the small town sheriff was not a real sheriff? If we ask the same question, but call our sheriff an imitation sheriff, the two definitely have something in common best dual dash cam.
The Need For Inexpensive Law Enforcement – One comes down a rather steep hill when entering our little town from the south. Drivers, especially those from out of the area or out of state, are not in the habit of slowing down at upon entering the town, whereas most of the locals seem to know better. This obviously creates a safety issue in a town not noted for stoplights, and having only a single crosswalk. The solution? The town hired Omar. Omar sits in a marked highway patrol car. He wears a cowboy hat and sunglasses. From a distance he looks like someone you wouldn’t want to fool with, and someone who would be all to happy to give you a speeding ticket. Sometimes Omar is parked at the south edge of the town, sometimes at the north edge, and sometimes outside of the post office in the middle of town. Omar more often than not has a cup of coffee sitting on the dashboard. He is very good about getting drivers to stay within the speed limit. Tourists tend to hit the brakes at the bottom of the hill when they first spot Omar.
There was recently a celebration honoring Omar’s first anniversary as the town’s sheriff. Omar didn’t say too much during the celebration. In fact, Omar didn’t say anything. Omar is a dummy. Every day, his owner drives him in the police car to a particular spot, sits him behind the wheel, adjusts his cowboy hat, and on some days, places a coffee cup on the dashboard.
Fooling The Would-be Thief – What does all this have to do with an imitation security camera? You’ve probably guessed that already. An imitation security camera is definitely a crime deterrent, just as an imitation cop can cut down on speeders. Installing such a camera, indoors or outdoors, or at your home or business, can definitely minimize vandalism, theft, or other criminal or mischievous activity. For one thing, it looks like the real thing. Most of these cameras use the same housings that regular security cameras use. You just don’t have to pay for the camera itself and all of the associated equipment. An imitation camera doesn’t have to be tied into a building’s wiring system, and there is little or no maintenance required. Some cameras are battery powered, some are solar powered, and some are simply empty shells. Some models come with a motion detector and a blinking LED light, giving anyone near the device the feeling they are being watched.