The best fake security cameras in 2024

Product shot of the Wali Bullet S30, one of the best fake security cameras
(Image credit: Wali)

The best fake security cameras keep intruders and bad elements at bay, while costing little and being super-easy to install. 

Yes, people might suspect they're not real. But most of those who are out to commit crimes, stir up trouble and otherwise make a nuisance of themselves go for the easy option. So fake CCTV cameras, aka dummy cameras, really do work in keeping them at bay.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook

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