Proper Box Camera Installation

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 31, 2012

Bad installations of box cameras are nearly everywhere. Not only does it make the site look bad, it increases risk of vandalism and service problems. In this note, we look at what it takes to properly hang a box camera, and identify some of the most common installation errors.

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