IPVMU Certified | 06/18/15 03:03am
see: Surveillance Problems with Synthetic Stucco (EIFS)
Is relocating the camera mounting location and changing the lensing an option?
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 06/18/15 02:44pm
The trunkslammer way:
Select the lightest weight camera that will do the job. Mark your holes. Use a long, thin drill bit to make pilot holes. Get long wood screws, and hand tighten. As soon as you feel the screw start to bite into the wood, turn once and then go to the next screw over. Keep giving each screw half turns until the base of the camera juuust starts to depress the stucco, before it's visible from the ground, and you should be good to go. The real challenge is getting a ladder up there without dimpling the stucco. I recommend taping a layer of cardboard over the top rung if you can't lean it on a window sill or something.
I once saw someone cut out the stucco, mount a round outdoor workbox directly to the plywood, and mount a camera to the workbox. The cut wept styrafoam for years after, every time it got windy, and the customer was hopping mad.