The front-page article on the DRS camera made me think of this. We see some devices (DRS, obviously; Avigilon, etc.) that have very obvious branding on their units, and other devices (Mobotix most comes to mind) with a very, shall we say, distinctive design.
Then there are the units that have very little visible distinction to give away the brand or model of the camera.
What is the consensus on this? Does having a visible brand name potentially compromise system integrity, signalling what kind of equipment is installed? Should CCTV devices be less obvious about their internals? If a company manages to build a brand identity (Avigilon with their magazine ads would be a good example), does the visible brand on the camera act as an additional deterrent? Or does the common criminal really not notice any of this.
Curious to see the feedback on this.