Kevin, I'll start off the conversation. I did 10 minutes of searching and saw a covert birdhouse, covert rock, covert mailbox and covert gardenhouse. None of them strike me as terribly better than a covert utility box.
I will send this discussion out and see what better ideas are out there. Thanks for asking about this.
IPVMU Certified | 12/12/14 07:24pm
Why do you think using utility boxes has become obvious?
I think there are bad ways of implementing the idea. For example, I totally believe a crook can sniff out a new shiny plastic nema box on an old pole.
In my area, the police have used rusty old metal boxes / meter heads the power utility have taken off poles and out of service. They come with ID stickers, 'high voltage' warning plates, and look like the have been there for years:
The upside to using old meter boxes is that they are typically mounted low enough to be read by a person, which also benefits camera positioning.
I'm not arguing your point at all, I'm just curious as to why you think it has become an easy spot for bad guys.
That is my point we have used these for years also, but if you search online that is exactly what shows up, I am trying to think outside the box so to speak. Has anyone used a Lightarm or a cable box any ideas, keep in mind this requires a wireless radio also. Thanks for the suggestions.
This isn't a pole mount enclosure, but I got a kick out of it:
Never underestimate the stupidity of criminals. I'm pretty sure you could put up a bright pink camera with a klaxon that shoots laserbeams out of it and they would still sling dope right in front if it.