Installation Hardware for Video Surveillance - Indoor Fasteners

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 22, 2018

As part of our Installation for Video Surveillance series, in this note, we cover drywall anchors. A key part of installing security hardware is ensuring the right hardware is used to provide a long-lasting, solid mount. Inside this report we cover:

  • Different types of anchors for drywall and drop ceiling
  • Demo videos installing multiple anchors
  • When to use each anchor type
  • Price Differences Between Types
  • Manufacturer provided mounting hardware

Anchor Types

Selecting anchors for camera mounting can be confusing for the inexperienced, with countless styles, each with their own installation nuances, difficulty, and holding capacity.

The four most popular types of anchors for indoor installs, based on IPVM member feedback and our own experience are shown below:

type of anchors

The video below provides a physical overview of the anchors demonstrated in this report:

  • Triple Grip Wall Anchor
  • Self-drilling Wall Anchor
  • Spring Wing Toggle Bolt
  • Strap Toggle Bolt

Triple Grip Wall Anchor

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type of anchors

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Spring **** ****** ****

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Strap ****** ****

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Fastener ******

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******** ******** ** ******** **** **** *******, *** ***** ****** beware **** ******* ****** *************.

********** *** *********** *** ****** ******-****** ******** ******** ******** ******** and ******** ********** ** *** ******** ******, ******** ***** ** which **** ** ****** ******* **** *** **** *** ********* cameras.

*********, ************* ******* ****** "****" ***** **** ******* ***** *** intended **** *** **** ******** **** ** ***** ** ********, but *** *** ** *** **** ****** *** ******* ** other ****** ******** *******.

******** ******** **** ***** ***** *********** **** **** ************ ******* the ********* ** ******** / *** **** *** ****, ***** may **** ** ******* ********** ** ******* *****, ***** **********/****** anchors ******* ******** **** ****** *** ********* * ***** ***.

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