Cameras That Look Like Motion Detectors

A Buying Guide

BY ALLISON CLARK

December 3, 2020

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There are plenty of security cameras on the market today. Security cameras can deter crime, and can help catch someone who’s committed a crime because of the still images or video footage that the security system provides.

If a security camera is too visible, however, it might not work as well as you would like — people will avoid the area where you’ve placed the camera. In response to this potential problem, home security companies have started making security cameras that look like motion detectors or even doorbells.

When a would-be burglar thinks your security camera is a motion detector and not a camera, he or she may be less cautious. But the reality is that burglar is being captured on camera, potentially while breaking into your home.

Security camera or a motion detector — which do you need?

It’s good for you to have both security cameras and motion detectors, but only if both devices work together to provide a high level of safety and protection.

With the right type of security system, you can downplay the fact that you have a home alarm system at all. This may help ensure you obtain good pictures and video footage of anyone who’s potentially trying to break into your home. With concealed security cameras, including those that look like motion detectors, you can often mislead a burglar into thinking they aren’t being monitored.

Working with a security company to find the right camera options

To get the best camera options for your unique circumstances, it’s usually a good idea to work with a security company that will provide the following services:

  • 24/7 monitoring

  • Ease of equipment installation

  • Modern equipment

  • Quick response to alarms

  • Trustworthy customer service and support

Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Brinks Home™.

Allison Clark is a senior writer for Brinks Home. She enjoys educating others on the benefits of smart home security and using technology to simplify everyday life

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