Camera Roof Mounting / Parapet Mount Installation Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 14, 2016

One of the most common camera mounts are parapet mounts, and they can be found on the roofs of all types of buildings; old and new, used to hold cameras in systems from small sheds to huge office buildings.

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Why **** ******* ****** *** ******

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Parapet ***** **********

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Market *******

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