Outdoor Camera Installation Guide

By: John Scanlan, Published on Mar 25, 2019

Outdoor camera installation can be fraught with problems. Creating a sturdy and weather tight mount is key for camera performance and longevity, but penetrating exterior walls and waterproofing are can be complex tasks.

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In this guide, we provide 3 demonstration videos, as well as details of the components and methods used to install cameras outdoors including:

  • Outdoor installation basics
  • Mounting to concrete block
  • Mounting to brick
  • Drilling pilot holes
  • Mounting to corrugated metal siding
  • Outdoor fasteners
  • Waterproofing camera installations

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Mounting ** *****

**** ******** ******* ** brick, ***** *** *** key *************** ** ******:

  • ******* ** *****, *** mortar: **** ******** ** brick, ****** **** ******* are ********* **** ***** and *** ******/*****, ** holding ***** ** **** greater. ******* ********* **** only ****** *** ****** pull ***, ********** ** older *********.
  • ***** ************ ******* ******:*******, *****/****** ************ *** be **** ******* ***** lines. ******* *** ******** is **** *******, ** is ****** ** *****, speeding ************ ** ****** holes *** ****** ** sleeves.

**** ***** ***** *** to ***** ***** ** IP ****** ** * brick *********.

** *** *************, ** mount **** ****** ***** outdoor ***** ******* ******* as ** ** ****** lightweight *** **** **** well ** *** *****. Masonry ****** ** ******/***-** anchors ***** **** ** appropriate.

Mounting ** ******** *****

******** ***** *** ** tricky ** ***** **. Because ** ** (*******) hollow, **** ******* ****** may *** ******* * solid ***** *** **** out ******.

Cinder Blocks

******* ** ****, ***** are *** ******* *******:

  • ******** *******: *** ***** method ** ** *** typical *******, **** ** masonry ****** ** *** in *******, ** **** may **** ******* ***** even ** **** ********* all *** *** **** the **** ** *** block. ************, ********** *** attempt ** ***** **** the ***** ******** "*******" in *** ****** ** the *****, ****** ** may ** ********* ** impossible ** **** ** blocks *** ** *** 2- ** *-**** *******.

*** ***** ***** ************ mounting * ****** *** mount ** * ******** block ******** ***** ******* screws.

  • ****** *****:*******, ** ******* ** not ****, *** ***** may ** ******** ** use ****** *****. *******, these ******* **** ** carefully ****, ** *** hole **** ** ***** enough *** ** *** proper ******** ** ***** it ** ****. ** review **** ******* ****:

Pilot ***** ***********

** ******* ************ **** as ***** *** ***** discussed ****, ******************* ******** ******* ***** holes ****** ******** ****** holes *** ***** ************, because ***** *** ***** are ***** ** **** out, ******* ****** "******"-**** holes ** *** *** side ** *** ***********. Drilling * ******* ***** hole (~*/*"-*/*") ******* **** effect, ** ***** ** less ***** ** *** material **** ******** *** larger **** **** ***********.

************, ******** * ***** hole ****** *** ********* to ****** ****** ***** where ***** *********** ** located ** **** ***** of *** **** ****** making * ***** *******. Where *** *********** ** located *** ** ********* to ********* *********, ***** the ******* ** *** wall *** ** **** above ****** ***** ** otherwise ********* ** ********.

Mounting ** ********** *****

**** ******** ** ***** siding ** *** ********* to ***** ******** ** the ****** ** *** metal *** ****/****** ***** the ****** ** *** camera *** *****, ******* sag *** *********.

*** * *****, ********** mount, * ****** ******* to****** ***** ****, **** bolts/screws *** ******* ***-******* plywood, **********, *** ***** siding, **** *** *****, and ******* ******* ***** hex ****, ***** *****:

mounting to corrugated metal siding

** ****** **** ******* in *** ***** *****.

* ******* ****** *** be ******** *************** **** ****** ********* instead ** *******, ***** may ** ******* ** use ********* ** ******** construction.

Mounting ********

*** ***** **** ** mounting ******** **** *** each ******* ** **** report ******, ***** ** camera ******, ***** ****, and ********* **********. ** give ********** *** ***** are *********** *** **** installation *****.

outdoor fasteners for ip cameras

*** **** ******* ** each ** ***** ********* and ******** ************ ******, see ********** ****** ******** ******** Guide

Waterproofing *** ************

******** **** *** ****** installation ** ********** ** critical ** ****** **** the ****** ******** ********. Manufacturers **** ** ** far ** ** **** the ******* ******** ** this ** *** **** according ** ***** ************:

***** *** ******* *** waterproofing ********** ********** ****** be ******** ****.

Silicone *****

******** ***** ** **** to **** ******* ********* as **** ** *** backbox ** ******** *****. Gaps ****** ** ****** and ***** ***** ******* with ******** ** ******* water *******.

**** ********** ****** ** cover *** ****** **** of * ****** ** backbox **** ******* ****** fastening, ***** ****** ***** around ** **** ** is ********* ** *** wall. ****** ****** ** acceptable, ** **** ** penetrations *** ***** ******.

Silicone Caulk

******** ** *********** *** can ** ******* ****** or********* ******* ** ******** stores *** ~$* *** 10 **.

Cable *******

******* *** ** ******* are * ********** ****** membrane **** ******* *** camera *********** ** **** through ***** ********* * weather ***** **** *** filling *** **** ** the ********. ***** ***** gaskets *** ********* ******** with ******* ***** *********/******* them, ****** *** ** purchased ********** ** ****.

Cable Gasket

Cable ***** **********

***** ****** ******* * weather ***** **** *** a ***** **** ******** a *******, *******, ** cabinet. **** *** ********* in * ******* ** sizes, **** **** ***** for * ****** *** cable, *** ****** ********* multiple ******, *.*. ***** or */*.

**** ******* *** ******* with ***** ******, *** for ***** **** ** not ******* **** **** can ********* ********* ******* distribution ** **** ********** supply ************** **** $*.** - $9.00 **** ********* ** the **** *** *****.

Cable Glands

Teflon ****

****** ****, **** ***** as ****** **** ** plumber's ****, ****** ** used *** *** ******** connections ** ** *******. It ** ****** ******* around *** ******* ** a ********* ** ******** plug ****** ******** **** place ** ******* ***** from ******** *** *** threads, *.*., ***** ** a **** ** ****** tape ***** ******* ****** a ***** ***** ******.

****** **** *** *********** *** ** ****** as $*.** *** ****.

Teflon Tape For Threaded Connections

Other ******* *************

** **** ****** ** provide ***** ************** ********* three ****** ********* *** scenarios, ******* ***** *** several ***** ********* **** one **** **** ** mount ** ******* ****** to, ************* ****** (****), ***** we ***** ** **** dedicated ****** ****.

**** ******* **** *** be ******* ** *** facade ** *** ********* at ***, *** ****** will ** **** *******, which ** ****** *** covering ****** ******* ****. We ********* ***** ******* ** this ******.

** ***** * **** mount *** ** *** best ********, *** * parapet ***** **** ** employed. ** **** ********** ****** ** **** here.

New ************ ****** ** ****

**** ** ********* ************ guides *** ******** ******** to **** **********. *** guides *******:

Comments (7)

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*** **** **** ** dead.

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* ******* *** ******* sealing ******** ****** *** mount, * *** ****** you ****** ***** *** bottom ******** ** ***** for ******** ** ***** is ***** *********, *** thoughts?

*’** ***** **** *****, but * ***’* **** anyone ********** *** **** it. * ****** ** not ***** **** ******* they **** ** ** an ***** ***** *** dust *** ******* ****** or *****. * ** believe **** ****** **** have ******* ***** ** the ****** ******* ********, but **** ***** ************ rare.

*'** ****** **** ***** camera ******** ** ******** walls **** * ***, and * **** ******* to *** ******. ** don't ** ** **** way, *** ** ***** like * **** *** to ***** ***** *********.

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