Installing Surveillance Cameras into Synthetic Stucco (EIFS) Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 09, 2022, 10:50am EDT (Info+)

Mounting cameras into synthetic stucco, commonly known as EIFS finishes, can be problematic.

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In this report, we examine the four major methods of mounting cameras on buildings using the finish:

  • Backer Boards
  • Specialty Rooftop Mounts
  • Unistrut Reinforcement
  • Specialty Hardware

EIFS ****** ******** ******

**** *** **********, ********** ** *** South/Southwest ** *** ******** *******, *** a ***** *****/**** ******** ******. **** is ********* ******* ** * ****** or **** ***** **** ******* **** a **** ***** ** ******* ******** insulation *** ********** ******* ** * building.

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Not * ****** ******* *******

******* ******** **********/********* *********** ***** ** the *** ** ************, ********* *********** face * ***** **** ***** ** install *******, **** ******* **** ********** beforehand. *********** ********* ******** - **** camera ********* **** ** ****** ******** prep ** **** **** **** - is ********* **** ******* ** *** last ******.

*** ***** ***** (** ******** *******) depicts * ************** ******* ** *** problem. *** ******** ************ ***** ****** for ******* ** ** ******* ** the ******* ** *** ******** *****. However, ** **** ****** ******** **** location ***** ** ********** *** ** the ******* ** ******** *** ******* into **** **** ** ******* ******** to ******* ** ******.

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*** ******* ***** ******* ** ****** substantial ********* **** **** ******* ** more ********** *** ******* *********, *** those ********* *** ** ******* **** or ** **** ********* ******* ******, reducing *** ******* ************* ** *** system.

** *** **** ** *** ******** above, ********* ********* *** ****** ** the ****** ** *** ********, ** be ******* ** *****. *** ******, enclosure, *** ******** ******** ******* ************* 20 ******, *** ** *** **** on * ***** ******* ***** **** away *** **** *** *** ****.

A ****** ****

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****'* * ************'* *********** ***** *** this ********:

*** ******* ****** ** **** ***** and **** *** ******* * ***** or ***** ******* ** ** *******. The **** ** ******** ***** ******* like ******* ******* * ******* **** no '******* ******' *** ***-********* ** provide * **** ******** *******. *** image ***** ***** *** ******* '********' structure ** **** ********, *** *** they **** *** ******** ******* ** mount ****:

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Moisture *******

*************, *** ** *** ******* ******** with **** ** **** ** ** easily ******* *** *******, ******** ********, rain, *** **** ****** *** ***** surface *** ********** ******* ********** ******.

**** ***** ***** ******* ** ****** cameras *** ** ***** ****** *** water, ******* ****** ******. ********** ********* cameras *** ***** **** ** ******, crack, *** *****, *** **** ** not ************ ***********, ****** ***** *** soak ** ********.

*** ******* ************ **** *** ***** trapped ***** *** ******** ** ****** and *********, *** ** **** ***** substantial ****, ******, *** *** *** ruin ***** ***** **** *** ************ significant *** ****-*******.

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********* **** ****** ** ****** *** can ** ******** ********* ** **** of ********* ** ******* ** ***.

The ********

** *** ******* ******** ******* ******* above, *** ******** *** ***** ********* solution *** ******* ** **** *** cameras ** * **** ******** ******* on *** **** ********. *** ******** target **** ** ***** ******* **** the ******* ********* ** ***** ********* locations, *** *** **** ****** **** changed *** *** ****** ******* ** work ****** **** *** ********* *********.

*******, *** *** ********** **** ** as ****** ******, *** ******* ****** may **** ***** *********. ** *** section *****, ** **** * **** at * *** ** ***** **********.

Backer ******

** **** *****, * ******** ******** can ** ********** ** ****** ******* or ***** ***** ******* ******** ** a ****** ********. **** *** ****** in **** **** *** ***** ****** the **** ******.

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** ******** ** ******* ****** ** the ****** ** ***** ****** ***** or ***** ******* *******, *** **** of *** ******* *** ** **** than $** ** ********* *** *****, although *** ***** *** ******* **** due ** ********* *************.

Rooftop ******

** *** **** ******* ****** ******* the ****** ** *** ******, ***** a ************ ****** **** *** **** deck *** ******* ** ********* ********. While ***** * ****** *** ******** decrease ************ ****, ** *** ******** overall **** *** ** *** ********, and *** ********** ****** ** ****** performance ****** **** **** **** ** warranty ****** **** ******* *********.

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Parapet *****

** **** *****, ** *********** *** front ******* **** ** **** ** not ********, ** ** ******** **** the **** **** ****** ******, ***** a ******* ***** *** ** * good ********. ***** **** **** ** mount ** ****** ***** *** **** not **** *** ********* ******** ** a ******, ******* ****** *** ********* more ********* ** ******* *** ***** require * **** ******** *******.

Other **** ******

*** ** *** ***** ** ****** models *** ************ *****, ***** **** mounts *** ** * ****** ******** that **** ******* ******. ********* **** ******** ******** ****.

Braces *** ********

** ***** ***** ******* ****** ****** be *******, ** ***** ***** ** tight (**** ** *********** *** *******), stamped ***** **** *** ** **** to ****** ******* ** ********** ***** members. ******* ** ** *****,*********** ** **** ** ****** ** secure ******* ******** ***** ** *** been ********** *******.

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Specialty ********

** ****** *****, ********** ********* ************ for **** ******* ***** **** **** developed. *** ********* ** **** **** of ******** ** **** *** **** to ******* *** ********* ******* ******** holes **** *** *******, *** **** require ********* ********/****** *** ***-******** ***** or ******** ********.

*** ****** ** ***** *****, ********* a **** ******* **** **** ** cemented **** ***** ** *** ************ webbing ****** *** ******* ***** ** EIFS:

***** **** ******** ** **** ** install, *** **** *** *** ** three ******** ***** *** ** $** or ****, *** *** ***** ******* above ***** *** **** **** **** results ******* *** **** *** ****.

EIFS ******* *********

**** ** ***** ** ********** **** and ***** ***** ** ** *****, cracks, ** ******, *** **** ******* exceeds *****-** ******** *** ***** ******** troweled ****** ** ***** ******* ***** areas ** ***** ******** **********.

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** ************ ********** ****** **** *** cause *******, *** **** *** ***** from $** *** ****** ****-******* **** fixes, ** ******** ********* *** **-********* and *********** ***** *****.

Comments (4)

***! *** ****** ***** *** ** EIFS ***** ** ****. **** *** be ** *-**** *** ** ***'** not ********.

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**** **** ** * ****. * couple ****** * ******* ******* **** this *****:

*) **** ***** ******* ****** ** mount ** ****, *** **** ** be ****** ******* ***** *** ******* a ****** ** ******** ** *** outside ** *** ****, ******* *** can't ***** *** ****** ** ***** it. * **** *** **** *** cut * ******** ** *** ***** depth ** *** **** (******* **** a ***** ** ***** ******, ******* to * *********** ******** *** ******), and ****** **** **** *** ****. This ******** ***** *** **** *** the **** *** ******** ********.

*) *** ******* **** *** **** contractor *** ***** ****** **** *** are ***** ** *****. *** **** in *******. **** **** **** * template **** ***** *** **** ******* and **** ****. ** ** * pain, *** *** ** *** **** to *** ** ******* ****** *** leaks ** *** ******. ** *** do ********* **** *** ********* * mentioned ***** *** **** ******** ***. You **** **** ** **** ******* the ******** *** *** ****, *** between *** ****** *** *** ********.

*) **** *** **** ********** ******* you **** *** ******** / ***** for *** ** ******* ***** *** drill. ************* ********** ** **** ***** can ** ***** ******** ***** **** sealants *** *********. ** *** **** use ******* ******** ** *** **** people *** **** ***** ********* ***** if ***** *** *****.

**** ******* *** **** ** **** stuff, *** ** **** ***** ** work **** *** **** ********** ** figure *** ****** **** *** ************ requires *** ** *** ** ******** to ** **** ******* ***** *** are ***% **** *** **** ********** has ******** ** ****** *** **** to *** ***** ******* *** ******** ever ***.

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*************, *'** **** **** ******** **** this ***** **** *** ************.

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***** *** **** ** **** ** have *** ****** ****. ****** ** top ** ******* ****, ** *** of *" ********* ** *** ** Densglass ** *** ** *** **** structure.

** *** ****** *** * *" screw ** ** *** ** *** of *** ****, **'** **** * hole, ***** *** *** ****** ** it **** * **** **** ** degrees ** ******* *** **** ** the *********, *** **** *** * butterfly ****** ****. **** ** ** and ** ***** ** **** *** small ****** *** ****. **** *** hole **** ***** ** *** ****** your ****** ** ***. **'** **** this **** ******** *** ******* ** a ******** ******* ****** *******. ******* 12 ***** ***, *** *** ***** locations *** ***** ** **** *****.

***** ** ** *** ****, *** it ***** **** *** ** ******** issues.

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