By Andrew Liszewski
Most fake security cameras are pretty easy to spot, and while I think this particular one is a bit too plastic-looking to fool anyone, it does have a couple of features that might actually scare off a potential thief. On the front of the camera, just below the lens, there’s a single red tally light that continually flashes making it seem as if the camera is actively recording, or at the least, is being remotely monitored. But it’s also got a built-in motion sensor with a 6 1/2 foot range that will trigger the camera to pan back and forth for 15 seconds anytime someone passes in front of it. Of course with an LED, a motor and a motion sensor the camera does require 3xAA batteries to operate, so you’ll want to make sure they don’t run out or your clever ruse will be ineffective.
You can order one from Chinavasion for about $15.