Pro Focus LLC | 12/03/14 02:26pm
Without an image of the mounting area, I am just going to take liberty to visualize this install in my head. Feel free to counter with more details if my minds eye is different from reality.
I am imagining these being mounted on the wall of a building, but above the roof decking. I would install two parallel pieces of unistrut horizontally to span wall studs. Then using pipe clamps, fasten a piece of rigid pipe, or large diameter EMT. From there, you can attach the cameras using a pole mount for each. They would be at staggered heights. You can use the inside of the pipe for wire management and drill holes in the pipe for wire penetration just below each camera mounting position.
Go to your local Warmart and observe there installation. I saw 4 Cameras mounted on a pole and roof with with what looked to be Pelco mounts: http://www.pelco.com/sites/global/en/sales-and-support/downloads-and-tools/image-gallery/mounts.page
IPVMU Certified | 12/07/14 04:23am
The customer did not want it to look like WalMart - so we came up with this..... The goal was to blend into the sight line of the roof as best as possible and push out far enough to look back into the entrance and yet see the parking lot. We had to roof mount, pentrating the wall at this spot was not possible. The mount is a non-penterating roof mount satellite antenna base.
And it swings up for service.
From the Ground it looks OK.
IPVMU Certified | 12/07/14 04:30am
We have been having similar questions since going to fixed IP cameras. This is one of our most recent pole designs.
These are GeoVision MDR3200 3Mp - 110 degree FoV and look around the pole nicely. It is what the customer wanted. It turned out as designed. Inside the stainless steel box are three coax to Cat5 converters. The poles are more than 300 feet from the building and the customer did not want to spend the money on fiber.
Pro Focus LLC | 12/07/14 08:35pm
Is there a reason why you didn't just mount some domes either on the brick face or under the soffit?
Thanks for the replies People! Please keep them coming
About the last mpunt with the Geovision .. How did you deal with the Heat. Last time we put converters outside in a box they didn't last long?
IPVMU Certified | 12/08/14 02:05pm
We generally use NVT devices and have been having good luck with them. They go in and work. I don't recall any issues with heat. When there is a problem - it's with water. Corrosion on PoE network connectors, BNCs, circuit boards. Be very sure nothing sits on the floor of the box. Water will get there at some point. Always suspend connectors and electronics in mid air as best as possible. Rubber ( 3M 23 ) waterproof tape. But water appears to wick along the cable and still corrodes the connectors when there is any voltage on the cable.
We normally try to mount the electronics at the base of the pole. But this was a retrofit in a not so nice area.