Nothing beats a professionally installed home security system when it comes to warding off potential burglars, but lesser security measures are better than none.
Can home security signs and window stickers for a home security system stop potential burglars, even if there is no actual system installed? Thieves may be stopped, thinking your house is protected by a home security system. But is it wise to fake a system with decoy signs and stickers? Here are the pros and cons of using fake home security signs as opposed to other home security techniques.
Using fake home security yard signs and decals have one big advantage; it’s cheaper than installing a professional system. You can purchase signage with home security logos for a fraction of the cost. You can source signs and stickers online and set them up in just a few minutes. The home security signs and stickers set up a psychological barrier that some thieves will not risk crossing.
On the other hand, you run a risk that the more brazen or sophisticated thief will see through fake signs and home security stickers. The signage may display graphics that don’t look real or use a fake company name, so be picky about any fake signs you use. In case your home is broken into, there is no actual system to alert a home security monitoring center and a thief can help themselves with impunity.
Bear in mind, if you use graphics of a real company on fake signs, for example, an ADT yard sign and ADT stickers, you could get into a legal problem for unauthorized use of copyrighted materials.
Fake Security Cameras
Take a step beyond fake home security signs and install fake security cameras. Inexpensive units are available online and can stop burglars in their tracks. A fake home security camera looks convincing, using blinking red lights to convince the bad guys they mean business. They work best installed by doors, garages and other vulnerable points where they are plainly visible. Add fake security camera signs to strengthen the deterrent offered by the fake cameras.
The drawback is the same as with fake signs, it might not be enough to stop the more sophisticated and brazen thieves.
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