Camera Mounting Guide 2014

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 30, 2014

Choosing the right spot to mount a camera is about more than Field of View. While some discount this as a trivial detail for installers to worry about, it can have a huge impact on cost and long term maintenance. In this note, we examine and compare mounting on:

  • Drop ceiling tiles
  • Drywall
  • Structural Steel
  • Masonry/ Cinder block
  • EIFS
  • Metal Siding
  • Stone

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********** **** **** ********** ***** ********** ** ***** ******* ** a ******* ** ********* *** *********. ******** ***** ******* ************ requires **** ******, *** **** ******** *** ***** ***** *** materials. ***** ************* ***** ******* ** **** *** * ***** camera ** * ********* **** ********** ******* **** **********, *** learning ***** ** ***** *** ****** ******** *** ****** *******.

*** ***** ***** ***** *** **** ****** ***** ** ******** surfaces, *** ******** ***** ********** *** **** ***** ********** *** issues ** **** ****:

**** *** ***** ****: "* ***** ** **** ********* *** **********", *** ******** *********** * ****** ******** ***** a **** **** ** *********** *******. ** *** ******** *****, we ****** **** ***** ******* ***** *** ******** *** **** way ** ***** ******* ** ****.

Indoor - ***** ******* ** ****?

********** ***** **** *** ***** **** ** ****** *********. **** when ******** ***** ***** **** ******** *** ******** ****** ** View *** *******, ***** ***** ** ******** ** *** ***** location ***** *** ****** ** ****. ******** *** ***** *****:

*** ****** ***** *** *** ****** ***** ** * *********. This ******** *** ****** **** ** ******* ****** ** * corner ** *** ****, ******* *** ********* *** ***** ******** to ****** ****. ********** ** *** ****** *****, *** ********* ***** *** ******* and ******** ********** ******* - **** ******* ***** - ***** foregoing *** **** ****** *** ****** **** ********.

***** *** ******** **** *** **** *** **** ************ *******. Not **** ***** *** ******* *********** ** *** ****** ** impacted, *** *** ****** ** ************ ***** ******** ** ***** in **** *** **** *******. ** *** ******** *****, ** identify **** ** ***** ******* *** ********* *** ********** ***** each*******.

Drop ******* *****

*** ** *** **** ****** ******** ************** *** **** *****. **** ******* ***** *** ******** ** be ***** ****** *** *** *****, ***** **** *** ********* by ***** **** * ****. *******, **** **** ***** ****** construction ***** **** * ********* *** ******* ******* ****. *** pressed ***** *********** ** ***** ****************** ***** ******* **** *********, *** **** *** *********** ** water ****** ** * ************ *** - **** **** ****, they **** **** ****** ** *** *****.

******** ******* ******** ** ***** ***** ***** ******** ********** ******** or **************, ******* **** ********** ****** ****. *** ******** ** screw ******** ******* ******** ** ******* ***** ** **** ******, but ****** ****** ** **** ** **** ******* ** *** tile ******* ***** ******* ** ** ******** **** - ***** resulting ** * ****** ******. *** ***** ***** ***** * 'near ****' **** * **** **** ****** ****** **** * surveillance ******.

Special **** ******

******* ***** *** **** *** *******, **** ****** ******* *** weight ** **** *******. *** ******* **** * ***** **** factor, **** ***** *** *****, ******* **** ****** *** **** to ******* ************ ******* **** *** ******* ****. *** *******,**** *** ********** ~$*** ******, ******* ********* ********* ** *** $** - $*** *****. ** **** cases, ***** ***** ******* ***** ********** ******* ********* ** *********. See ***** ***** *** ** ******* **** *******:

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*** **** ****** ******* *** ******** ****** *********** ******* (**** ****** ****** *****), *** *** ******** ** used ** ****** ***** *** ******** *****. ** *** ***** installation, **** ** *** ****** ******* *** ** ******** ** install ** *******. ******* ******** * *****, ****** ******* *** cameras, * *** ***** ************** **** ** ***** ** ****** good ********.

******* ********* *** ****** **** **** ***********, *********** ******** ******** **** ****** ***** *** ******* **** anchors *** *************. *** **** ** ******* ******* ****** *** fastener **** *** ****, **** *********** *** ****** ****** **** a ***** ****.

******** ***** *********** ******* ********* ** ******* *******, *** *********** *** ****** many ******** ** **** **********. ******* ** * ******** ******* and ****** ******. ******** ***** **** **** ***** **** ***** can ***** ****** ******. * *** ** **** **** *** installer **** ********** ***** *** ***** **** *******, ****** **** permit *** ***** ** **** *** ******** *** **** *** surface. *** *** ***** ***** *** '******** ******' ****** ** dull ***** ****:

***** * ***** *** ***** *** ** ****-***** ***** '*****' drill **** **** **** ******* ************ ******. ***** ******* *** their ********* *** ******** ********,****** ***** ******* *** *********** *** ******** **** ******. *** *****, ****** mineral **** **** ****** ***** **** ******* ******** ** ********* like **** *** *******, *** ******* ****** *** ****** ***** with **** ****.

******* ** ****** ** ****** ***** ** ******* *** ** easily ** **** **** ******* *****, * ***** *****, *********** *****. ****** ****, *****, *****, ** ******* ******** **** require ******* ****** ***** ** *********, ****** ******** ** ******* is * ****** ********* *** *********** *******.

******* ******* ****** ******* ******** ***** ** * ****** ********. Due ** *** **** ******* ** ******** ***** *** *********** construction ** ******, ******* ****** ** **** *** *** ******* is *** *******.

Structural *****

** **** *****, ******* ******* **** ******** ********** ***** **'*** ****'** ********. **** ***** ** * ******** *** *** **** 'finished' *****, **** ********* ** ********** *****, ** **** ** 'open ****' ****** ***** *** ******* ******* ******* ******* *******. Unlike ***** *********, ******** ***** ** ***** ******** *** ** outright ********** *** ** ******** ** *********, ** ** *** very ***** ** **** ********* *** ** ***** ***** ************.

********** ***** ** ***** *-**** *******, ******, *******, ** *******. They ********* *** ******* **** ****** *** ********* *********, ******* generally **** ****:

** ****** *** ******** ***** ** ******** ** *** *******, hanging ******* ********* **** *** **** ******:******* ******* ** ******. ******* ******* **** ********** ***** ** ******* **** ******* intended *** ********** ******* ** ******* ** ******* *** ******** cameras. **** ******* *** ****** *** *********, **** ****** ******* from $*.** ** $** ****. **** ***** ******* ******** *********, as ***** *****:

*******, *** ********* ** ******* ************* ** ***** ******** *****, as **** ********* *** **** *** *** ***** *** ********* obscured ** *********, ********, ** ***** *******.************ ******** ****** *** **** **** ** ******** ********.

****, **** * ******** ********** ********** (******* ** ******* **** metal ****), ******* ********** ** ********* *** ***** ******* **** time. ****** **** *** ****** ***** *** ******* ********** ******** * ******* ****, *** ********** ***** ********* ** ********* mounts ***** ****** ** ***** *** ** ******.

Masonry *****/*****

**** *******, ******** ***-******** ***** **** *****/***** ***** ****** **** using *** ****** ***.******* *********** * ******* ******* ***** *** **** ******* ****** ******** to ******* ***** **** **** *** ****. ****** ****** ***** bits **** *** ******* ******** *** **** **** ******** **** masonry, ***** ******* **** *** ******** ** ***** **** ***** rock ******* *******. *** ***** ***** **** *** *** ****** compared ** **** ******* **** ******* ******, ** ********** *********** fasteners *** ***** ********. *** ***** ***** ***** *** ****** of *** ***** *** *** **** ****** ** ********** ******** ** ***** *****:

******* ******** ******* ** ******** **** ******* ** ***** ******* ************ ** * ******** **** ***** *****. ***** ***** ** tools ******* * ******** ****** **** ***** ********* ***** ********* like **** *** **** *** *** ******* **** *** ********. Using * ****** ***** ***** ******* **** ****** ******* ******* breaking *** ***, ***** *** ***** **** ****** ******:

******* ** ******* ***** *** ** ****** *** **** *********. Typically, ****** ******/****** **** ** ********** ******* *** ******** *** regrouted **** *****. ***** **** ******** ******* ***** ******, ****** or *********** **** ******** ******* **. *******, ******* ****** ***** and ***** ****** *** ** **** **** ************ ***** ** butyl ********. *** ***** ***** ******** ** ******* ** ***** damage, *** ***** *** ******* ******* **********, *** ************ ** unsightly:

******* *** ******* ******** ** ******** ******* ** *******, *** surface ** *** ** *** **** ******, *****, *** ****** options *** ******** ************ *******. *** ********** ********** ** ******* and ******* ***** *** *** ****** ** ***** *****, *** they ***** ******* ***** ******* ******** ********. *******, ******* ******** and ***** ******* ******* * ******* **** ** *********, *** if ****** **** ******** *******, ***** *** **** ****** ** ** *** ***** ********** inside ** *******.

EIFS, ** ********* ******

**** ******* ** ************ *********** *** ** *** ******** ******** of * ***** ******* ********, *** ** * **** ****** commercial ****** *** ** ****** ****. ******* ** *** ******** challenges *** ************** ** ******** ** **** *******, ** ******* the *********** ** * ******** ****, ****** "************ ******** **** ********* ******".

Metal ****** ** ********** ********

***** ***** ********* ** ****** ** ********** *** ********** ************,*** ** ************* ** **** **** ******** **** **** ***** through ************. **** ****, ******** ******* ** **** ******* ***** requires ***** ******* *********, ******** *** ************ ** ***** ***** supports ** ******* **** **** **** ** ************. ***** ********* metal ** ********** ***** ** *********, ***** **** **** ** taken ** ********** **** ***************** ***** ** *** *******.

Architectural ***** ** ****

*** ** *** **** ***** ********* *** ************ ********* ******** surfaces ** ***** ** ****. ***** ******** ** ********** ************, rock ** **** *********** ** ********** *** ************* *********. ***** the **** ** ** ********** **** *** ***** ******* **** granite ** ****** - *** ******* ***** *** ******** ** mount ************ *******.

**** ******** ******* ***** *********, ***** ******* ******** ******** ** **** **** ******** ********. ***** **** ******* ***** *** *********** ******* *** *********, the ***** ****** ** *** **** ** ***** ******* ******* in ****** *****, *** ******* **** **** ******* ***** *** stainless ***** ********. *** ***** ***** ***** *** ***** ** the ******* *** ******** **** *****, ******** **** ***** *****, insertion ** * ***** *******, *** *** ***** ************ ** a ******** *****:

******* ** ***** *** ****** *** **** ***********. ***** ** avoid *** ************ ** ******** ** *****, *********** ********* (**** tops) *** ********** *** ****** ******. ******* ******* ****** ***** is ***** **********, ** *********** ** ********* **** *** ********.

Comments (15)

*** ** ** *****, *** ** *** **** ******* *******, why *** ***** ** *** ***** ***** ******* ** *** ceiling ****?

*** *** ******* ***** ****** ****** *** ** **** **** so ***** ** ***** ** ****** **** **** ******** ******* right **** *** *** *** *** ******* *** *********** ****** in **** * ******. :)

* ***** **** *** ** **** ******. * ******* **'** alike ** **** ** ********* ****** ***** ** ****** ****** in *** ******; ******* ** ******* *** **** ****** ******* installs, ******** ******* *** ********** ** ********* ** *** *** things **** *** **.

** **** **** ***** *** **** ** **. * ***. :)

* ***** * *** ** ****** ****** ***'* ******* ***** are **** ******* **** ****** *********. *'* *** *** **** majority ** ***** * ******* **** ** **** **** ** me **** "***?".

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*** **** ********** *****...*** **** ***** *** ******* **** *** ceiling ******* *** ** ** ********** ******** **** ** * tether ** *** ********* ** ******** *** ******** ** *** camera. *** *** *** *** ** *** **** ********, ****, pipes ** *******. **** ******* *** ********* ********* *** ******** more *** **** ****** **** ***** *****.

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* ***** ******* **** ***** *** ** ********** ** *** weather ***** ***, ** ** **** ***** **** ** * means ** *** *** ***** ******* *** **** *** *******...

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