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Quis custodiet the custard?
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The aim of a (single-)decoy camera is to
deter malicious behaviour in its perimeter
by giving the appearance that it's real.
What would be required to *encourage*
malice? Say you really wanted that vase (a
christmas gift from your charming
mother-in-law) stolen? But you also
be able to prove to your wife
you didn't just lob it off the nearest
Enter the Double-Decoy Camera. Its aim is
to stimulate malicious behaviour in its
perimeter by giving the appearance that
it's fake. It is, however, a very functional
The thief's rationale is that if someone
went to the trouble of installing a decoy,
there must be something of value here.
And if they are so cheap as to get only a
decoy, there probably isn't any additional
Not only are you getting rid of that
misbegotten piece of pottery, you'll even
receive hard cash from your insurance!
Your Christmas thank-you cards are sure
to become more sincere.
||But if (using the example you provide of the vase, your wife and your MiL), you want to give the impression to your wife that you're not actively trying to get the vase stolen, doesn't the installation of the double decoy camera rather give this away?
||The DDC shouldn't look egregiously fake,
just enough to give it away to someone
who knows the trade. Your wife will just
take it for a regular surveillance camera,
and for your efforts to value family
relations, she'll treat you to something
||What if she sees the packaging? You could sell decoy double-decoy camera packaging separately - So while the double-decoy camera packaging announces proudly that it is "Instantly Recognisable as fake by 99% of Nefarious Characters!" or that it's "Clinically Proven to fool most Wives", the decoy double-decoy camera packaging might suggest "Thiefproof!", "Guaranteed to Deter Vase Theft" etc. On purchase, the double-decoy camera can be unwrapped in the car on the way home, and then surreptitiously re-wrapped in the decoy double-decoy camera packaging, so that when you get home and unwrap it infront of the wife, she'll be completely taken in by your scheme.
||You're right, it does need triple decoy packaging. The best solution I can think of is double wrapping -- outer layer double decoy, inner layer triple decoy. Of course this will come as a blow to people like yourself who have invested in the separate triple decoy packaging market.