Surveillance Problems with Synthetic Stucco (EIFS)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 30, 2012

If ignored, the smallest details can result in the biggest problems. A prime example of this is mounting cameras into synthetic stucco (aka EIFS) finishes. If not properly planned, EIFS/stucco can be downright impossible for installing surveillance cameras. In this note, we examine a case of where this was an issue, why it was an issue, and adjustments available for dealing with EIFS.

The Problem

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