IPVMU Certified | 06/07/15 01:36am
are you trying to get the camera to the end of the eave/fascia and are concerned about conceiling wires?
Maybe an upside down bullett would extend low enough or a dome hanging down off a wall mount. Various models have the dome base hanging lower than the wall cable entry.
Can you route cables down from the ceiling?
Maybe consider a dome with a pendant mount? This should allow the cable to be hidden inside of the pendant mount and bring the camera down lower to see below the beams.
Just a thought :)
What about a dome camera mounted on the brick just below the beams? Make it more overt.
Pro Focus LLC | 06/14/15 02:21pm
Why not span the rafters/joists with a similar board, painted to match, so you can then mount the camera to a horizontal surface. This will save you from drilling into brick.
The angle is the issue and hard to determine from this angle. If the customer is willing to see any exposed conduit is another question. It's obvious you could drill through the facia and mount a bullet near the vent. View seems limited unless they want something close.
You could drill next to a beam and mount conduit at the roof line and install a box against the roof support beam. Mounging a turret style neat the end on a back box would allow pretty good angles or a bullet.
You could drill a hole in the bottom of the facia and install a backbox with a short piece of conduit which would then mount on the wall and provide a better angle. Bullet, Dome or Turret should give you the angle.
The conduit, box and such can be painted to match the customers existing wood and brick wall and the wiring would be generally protected, especially if you used rigid pipe instead of EMT.
It all depends on what the FOV is and what the customer will accept.
Can we start with why?
Why is there to be a camera at all? Are we trying to record something specific? Are we trying to be covert or overt? Should the camera be a deterrent? How high off the ground is this? Can this be reached without a ladder?
Once we know these answers, you question will become easier to address. Other than that, a vandal dome on the brick is the safest bet.
Good job asking for opininons. One common mistake is when people act alone thinking they know everything.
Another note...this looks like a well made building, (sealed joints, routed legerboards, complex cuts and vents), I hope you are being paid well.
I usually do something like this for better viewing angles.