Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

By: John Scanlan, Published on Apr 11, 2019

Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way.

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Pole ***** ******

**** ******** ******* ** poles, ********* ******* *** attached ** *** ** two ****:

  • ****** ******:**** ****** **** * steel ****, ****** ******* on ** ***** * screw ********* (******* ** a **** *****), ***** is *** ******* *** pole ***** *** **** then *********. **** ** most ***** **** ** round ***** ** *** materials, ****** *** **** on ***** **** ****** as ****.
  • ***-***** ******:*** ***** ****** ******** the **** ******* *** pieces ********* ** **** bolts/threaded ***, ***** *** then *********. **** **** of ***** ***** ***** better **** ******* ** square *** ********* *****, but **** ***** ** round *****.

*** **** ******** ** pole ****** *** ******, not ***-*****.

**** **** ** **** cases, ********** *** ***** cameras ** *** **** itself, *** **** ** generally *** ***********, ** it *** ****** *** pole, **** ***** **** time, ** ********* ****.

Most ***** *****

**** ***** **** ** surveillance *** *****, ****** the **** ******** **** bottom ** *** ** tapered ** *** ***, which ****** ******* ******* with ****** ******** **** typical ***** *****. ***** poles **** ** **** materials, **** ** ******, metal, ** ********.

*********, ******* *** ****** to ***** *****, ** the ******* ***** ******* to *** ******* ** the **** *** *** way ******, ****** ***** pole ******** **** ** square ** ******* ***** have ******* ***** ******* it **** **********.

Square **** **********

****** ***** *** *** next **** ****** **** shape, ***** **** ** parking **** *** ********, and **** ***** **** of *****. ******* ** their *******, ****** ***** present **** ******** **********, with **** ****** ******* to *** **** ** the **** ** *** pole, ** ******** *** the **** **** ********, requiring ******* ************.

** **** ** ***** issues *** ********* ** this *****:

Other ******

***** **** ***** *** square *****, ***** *** several ***** ******, **** as ******* ** ********** cast **** ****** (********* round **** *******). ***** mounting **** ********* **** from ***** ** ***** on ***** ******, *** banding ********* ***** **** on ***** ***** **** square.

Less Common Shapes

Pole *********

***** *** ********* **** of *** ** **** materials, ****** **** **** most ** ***** ******:

  • *****/********:**** ***** *** **** from ******** ***** ** aluminum, ** ***** ** square ******. ***** *** be ****** ***** ** in **** ***** *******, with ****** ****** ********, with ******* ** ** 100' ** **** ********. Metal ** **** ***** used *** ******** *****, traffic *******, *** *******, but **** ***** *** power ** ************** *********.
  • ******:****** ** ***** **** for ******* *****, **** as ********, ****, ** fiber ********. **** *** less ***** **** *** lighting ************, ***** ***** is ********* ** ****** may ** *** ******* it ******* ** ******* mounted.
  • ********:******** ** ********** *** compared ** ***** *** wood *****, **** ***** manufacturers ******** ***** *****. Concrete's **** ********** *** stability *** *********, ** they ** *** **** or *** **** ***** or **** *****. **** are ***** **** ** highway ************, *** *** some *** ** ***** areas.
  • **** ****:*******, **** **** ** not ******** **** *** poles, *** *** ** used ** ********* ***** aesthetics *** *** **** concern, **** ***** ****** similarly ** ******* *********, for ********

Banded/Strapped ******

**** **** ****** *** steel ****** ** ******* which ******* *** **** and ** ********* ************, either ***** * ***** or *********** ****. **** type ** ***** ** best **** ** ***** poles, ** ** ***** contact **** *** ******* of *** **** *** the *** ******, ******* securely. ** ** **** secure ** ******, ******, and ******* *****, ***** there *** ** **** between *** ***** *** the ******* ** *** pole.

Camera Mount Strapped To Pole

Two-Piece ******

*** ****** ***** ** pole ***** **** *** pieces ** ***** *** back ** *** **** to ****** *** *****. The *** ****** *** attached ***** ******** *** or ***** *** ****. This ***** ** ***** may **** ****** ** non-round ***** ** ** can ** **** ** more ****** ********** ******.

Stainless ***** *******

***** ******* *** ** unfamiliar ** **** **********, as ** ******** *********** tools *** ****** *** commonly **** ** ***** trades. * **** ********* steel **** ** ****** through *** ***** *** around *** ****, ***** it ** ******** ** a *********** ******. *** assembly ** **** ********* using * *********** **** which ******** *** **** and **** **.

Banding Tool And Material

******* ********** *** *** expensive, *****~$ *.** *** ****** */*" ********* ****, and~$*.****** *** *******, ********* to **** * *** dollars *** **** *****. However, *** ***** ******** can ** *********, ******* from ***** $**-***, ********* on ************. ************, ** remove *******,* *********** ****** ** recommended, ***** **** * head **** *** **** side *** * ****** blade, ** ***** ******* may *** *** ******* the **** *** **** easily.

** *** ***** ***** we *********** *** ***** banding ******* ** ***** a *** **** *****.

Steel ***** ******

******* ** *******, *** simpler ** *******, **** manufacturers ******* ***** ****** with ***** **** ******, which *** * ****** of ***** *** * worm ***** ** ******* the *****. ***** *** be ********* ***** ******** hand *****, ******** ******** and **** ************. *******, they *** **** ******, as ********* *** ****** unscrew **** **** *** right *****.

****** **** ********, ********* on *** ************ *** construction. *** *******, ** the ***** *****, *** manufacturer's ****** ******* * Torx ***** ***** ******* of ******** ** ****, which *** ****** ** drive *** **** ******** more ******, ** ********* are **** ****** ** have **** **** *****. However, *** ****** ***** includes * ***** ******* fastener, ***** ****** *** strap ** ** ****** tight, **** ******* **** to *******, ******** ************ somewhat.

** *** ***** ****** to ******* * ****** mount ** **** *****:

Warning: ****** ***** **** *********

** ** ********* ** understand ** *** **** to ** **** ** owned ** **** ********, a *******, *** ****, or ******* ************. ******* that ******** **** *** pole ****** *** ********** to ******* * ****** is *** ******** ***** step.

**** *****,******* ********* **** * policy **** ********* ******** from ***** ********* ** their *****. ** *** *** of ** ******** **** is *******, ****** **** the ********* *** *** cleared ****** **** ******. It ** ******* ** verify ** ********* *** their ********, *** ** not *** *** ******* been ******* ** ******* poles ** ******* ** existing ***** **** *** property ***** / ********.

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** *******, ***** **** and *** ********* ********* on ** ****** ** connected ** * ****** rod ****** **** *** soil ** *** **** of *** ****. *** overall ****** ** **** rod ********* **** *' - *', *** ** usually ****** **** *** soil ** **** **** a ****** ** **** driver.

*** ********* *** ** connected ** ******** ********* with *****-***** **** *** screw ***** ***** *** ground *******:

Grounding Rod

*** **** *******, ************ *** ******* *** Video ************.

Camera ************

***** ********** **** ** completed, ** *** **** like *** ******** ****** of **** ******** **** into ******** *** ****** to *** ****. *******, consider **** **** *** camera ***** ******* ** such ** ************ ********, the ***** *** ******* of *** **** ******* the ****** ******* ****** its *** *****. *** actual ******** ****** ** the **** ********** *** *** ** a **** ****** ****** ********* *** work ******.

Camera ******

****** *****, ** *********** how **** ** ***** cameras ** * ****, have ******* **************. **********, many ******* *** ********* on ***** ******* ****** regard ** *** ***** they *** ***** ** view. **** ********* *** FoV ****** *** * critical ******* ** ***** pole ******. ***** *** else, ***** ******* ** the ***** ******* **** determining ******** ****** **** help ******* ******* ** expensive *** ********** ****** surveillance ******.

**** ******* ******* *** typically **** ** **** or ******, *** *** often ** ***** ******* as **** ** ** or ** ****. ***** from ***** **************, ******* may ** **** ******* because ** ****** ** vandalism. ** *******, ******* should ** ******* **** enough **** **** ****** be ******** **** ** accidentally ********** ****. *** example, **** ******** * camera **** * *******, consider *** **** ****** of ******* ******* ********* adjacent ** ******* * camera. **** ***** **** mount ******* ** **** a **********, ******** *** easily ******* ***** ** thrown ******* *** ********** cameras. ****** ****** *** camera ** *** **** a *** **** *** mitigate ***** ***** *************.

Outdoor ****** ************ *******

***** ********** ** **** outdoor ************ ***** *** also ******* **** *** other ****** ** **** series, *********:

*** ***** ********** ************ in ******* ******* ****** ***** here.

Comments (23)

*** *** ****** ***, instead ** ******* *** rod **** * ****** and ******* ********, ***** by ********* **** *** ground * *** ***** then **** *** *** out *** **** **** water **** *** **** and **** ******. *** will **** *** ****** rod **** ***** ** a ******** ** *** time *** ****** ** compared ** *** ***** force ** **** * sledge ******.

*** *** **** *** a ***** *-**** ****** (which **** ******* *** ground *** ** * steel ****) ** ** the *******. **** *** you **** **** **** chance ** **** ********.

** *********** ****** ** this ***** ** ***** ago *** *** ** that ** ***** ***** a ****** *** ******* a ******. * *** gobsmacked **** * **** the ***.

* *** **** * bet **** ** ***** ago. ******* *** ********** between ********** ******** *** compacting ********.

*** ***** **** *** picture ** *** ****** rod **** *** ****** wire ** ** ***, like *** ***** **** it ********, *'** *** that's *** ***** *** to ** **. *** wire ****** ** ******** (straight). * **** ********** impedance ***** *** ****** the ****** *** ********* is -- ******* ***** you **** * *** impedance ******!

* ***** ** *** install ***** ** * regular ***** *** * would ******* ** *** most *********** ****'*. * could ***** ** ** this **** *** *** guy *** ****** ** could *** ** ** the ****** **** * 32 ***** *** ** water *** **** *** bare *****.

*'** **** *** ***** out. ** ***** * code ********* **** *******?

*'* **** ********* *** much ********* **** *********** creates ** * ****** utility?

** ***** * **** reference **** *******?

*** **** * **** of, ****** ******* **** may.

*'* **** ********* *** much ********* **** *********** creates ** * ****** utility?

*'* ******* ** *** coil **** **** ******, which ** **** **** resistance, *** ****** **** resistance ** *****, *****'* every ****** *****?

** **** *** ****** and **********, *** ** also ***** ** ********.. The ********* ** ** inductor ********* **** *********, being ******* ** ****** frequencies. * ********* **** has * **** ***** amount ** **** ***********, which ***** ** **** of * ******* **** an ******** ** *** ground ****.

*** *** *****, ******, every ***** ****** **** count.

** *** *" ****** poles *** *** **** and ** **** ***** the ****** ** *** pole, ** ******, ***. Just **** ** *** a ****. ** *** very ****** ******** **** the ****** ****, ********* on *** ******.

**** **** ** ******** is *** ****? ***** do *** *** ****?

** *** **** ** square ** **** **** mount ******** ** *** pole. **** ***** ** for ***** ** ********. However, ** ***'* ***** it **** **** **'* a **** ** * can't ***** *** *******, brick, ********, ***. ** I **** ******** *********** on * ****, *'** use ****** ********* *******. They *** **** ** larger ******. ******* ****** get *** ******* ***.

* **** ********* ****** drill *** *** ***** with ********* ********* ****** 1/4-20. **** * **** generally *** ********* ***** fasteners ** **** *** look *****. *** **** time **** ***'* **** is **** *** ******** holes ***** ** ***** than *** **** *****. Attaching ******** ** *** pole ******** * **** cleaner **** *** **** applies ** ****** ***** and *** ***** *****.

* **** ** ******** our "*****" ****** *** here *** * ****** examples. *** *** **** the **** ** **** 2-3 ***** *** *** we ** ****** ** that. ** ** *** a ****, ** *** a ********* *** ** usually ** ******* *** to *** ** **********, range ** ****** ** a ******, *** ** get ** ******** *** the ****. *** ***** image ** ****** ******. Tags ** *** ***, and * ******** ******. Plus *** *****

*** ***** *** */*" steel * *******. **** are ****** ***** ****. Its **** * ***** since * *** *** up *** * ******* we **** ** *** drill *** *****, **** use **** ******* ****** to ****** *** ****** to *** ****. ** trench ** *** ****, dig * ****, ****** pole, *** ******* ** pole, *** ***** ** through *** ****. **** fill **** **** ********.

***** **** **** * local ***** ****** *******. We ******* ***** * at * **** *** store **** ** *** office ** ** ***** 2-3 ***** ** *** them ************ ***.

***** *** ***** ** in ********* *********** *** they *** *** **** style ** ***** *****, and ***** *** *** vehicles *****. ***** **** been *********** **** * few ******* ***** ******* poles *** ******** *** chosen **** ****. *********** we *** *****, ***'*, 2" ***, ***** ***** link ***** ****, *** used ** ****** *****, I **** ****** *********** with *****.

** *** ** ****, I ******* **** ******** ground **** ****** ** 8', ******** ****, **** some ******* ***** ** rocky, ********** ********* ***.

*** **** * ****** pole ** ******** ** be ******** ** ****, as **** ***** ** be **** ** ** equipment ********** *****, ** not **** *** *' rule ***** *****.

** ** *** ****** our *****, *** **** not *** *** ******. We ** *** * cable **** * ****** wire ** ****** *** ESD, *** ****** ********* strike ** ***** ** blow *** ******* **********

*** ****** *** ************, chuck *** *** **** a ****** ***** **** a *** (**** **** the ***** ** *** to *** ****) *** drive ** **** *** ground. **** ********* ***** very **** ** *** have * **** ****** drill (***** ******* ***).

**** **** **** **** tool ** *** ***'* damaget *** *****.

*** *** ****

**** *********: **** ** this ** ** ******** light ****

*. *** *** *** 600V ***** *** * cable ****** *** *** pole ***** **** *** 240VAC?

*. *** ** *** calculate *** ********** **** loading ******* ** *** camera? ** *** **** to?

*. ** ***** ** issue **** ******** ***** in ** ******** ***** pole?

**. *** *** *** mix *** ******* *** high ******* ** *** same ******* ** **** way. ** ***** *** would **** ** ** in *** *** *******.

** ***'* ********* **** load *** ** ***** someone ****'* ****, ********** a ******* ****, ***** is * ***** *** rule ****. *** ***** usually *****, ***'* ***** our ****.

** **** ** * public ******* ****, *** rule #*. * ***** ask *** ***** ** the **** *** * would *** **** *** to ***** **** **. We ***** *****/**** *** surface ***** *******. *** pole *** **** ******* structural ************** **** *** lost **** ** ** drilled ****.

* ***** ***** * forklift **** * **** drilled **** *** *** to ***** * *****, accessory ***. **** *** manufacturer ** *** ******** would ** ****** ******* the **** ***** ******* xx ****** ** ** accident *** *** ***** cab *** ** ** replaced **** * ***** hole.

* **** **** *********, and **** ** *** instance ***** * **** trust *** *** ******

** *** ** **** UI1 ******, ** ***** to ** ** * separate ******* ** ******** EMI.

****/***/***-***-* ******* **.*.* ****** that *** **-************ ** telecommunications ***** *** ***** cable ** ******** ** applicable ********** **** *** safety. *** ******* ********** requirements ** ****************** ***** from ******* ****** ******** (120/240V, ***), ******* * of ******* ***-** ** the ****/**** ** **** National ********** **** ********* the *********:

"************** ***** *** ****** shall ** ********* ** least * **. (**.* mm) **** ********** ** any ******** *****, *****, Class *, ***-*****-******* **** alarm, ** ****** ***** network-powered ********* ************** ********."

** *** *** **** together ***** ** * risk ** ** ***** against **** ** **** as *** *********** ** low ***** ******** ********** with *** ***** *** be * *************** *********. Below ** ** ******* of *** ********* *****:

emi impact on video

******** ******* *********** ***** the **** ** ***** resistance. ***! *** **** preach ****** ***** ****** be ** ********** ***** and ***** ** ******** when ********* ********* ***** systems. ********* *** **** has * ******* ********* capacity, *** **** ****, the ********* *******/******/******* *** goes ** *** *********.

**** *********** ******.

*** *********** ** ******** on *** ** ***** a ***** **** ?

******* - * **** this ***** ***. ** recently ********* * *** hundred **** ** *** new ******. ** ****** tray, ****** ********, *** mounting ********, **** ******** to *** ******** ***** using **** ******.

** *** *** **** installed *** *** **** runs, *** **** *-*****, and ****** ***** *** smaller ******* ** ****** and ****** ****. **** make ****** ***** **** saddles, ***** **** * wider ******* ******* **** than **** *** ***** ring *****:

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***** **** * ****** of ******** ***** *** steel. ** **** *** tray ****, ** *** be *** *** **** and ****** ** *** lower ******** *******, *** to **** ** ** over ********* ** *** elevated **** ******** ***.

** **** *** **** vertically **/**** *** ********* with * ****** ** the *****. *** ********* were ********* **** * local ********** ****** *****.

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