What's a Safe Location For An LPC Camera In a Leafy Cul-De-Sac?

A customer would like a license plate capture camera but is concerned it will be deliberately damaged. I'm wondering what methods exist to protect such cameras as most of them aren't cheap.

The customer has several office buildings along a cul-de-sac. He would like to capture the licence plates of cars as they approach the buildings. Due to trees planted along the the sides of the road, any camera would need to be low down to see under the lowest branches which are barely above head height. It would also need to be located very close to the kerb otherwise the tree trunks will block the view. Mounting a camera high up on a building won't work as it will just look down on the dense tree canopies.

I don't think there is any choice other than to locate the camera at about chest height and close to the kerb. Given that, can anyone suggest how such a camera might be protected from deliberate attempts to rotate it so it's pointing at something useless or from damage? Thank you for your ideas!

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