How Would You Install This Camera?

Walking past a local school, I noticed this camera install covering a set of double doors:

It's about 30' away from the doors, with the camera mounted about 2' to side of the wall penetration (a really ragged drill hole) and connected via flex. (Sorry for the photo quality, it was obviously dark).

Question is: why install it this way? Why not put the camera backbox over the penetration? When you're already >30' away, another 2' is unlikely to change the view drastically. Or, why not make the penetration in the proper spot? Considering that flex is hanging at about 8' above the ground, it seems a really vulnerable mounting method, as someone could easily jump up and hang off of that/tear it out.

What would you have done here?

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