Cameras are versatile; they can be installed on almost every surface imaginable. But is it possible to install security cameras on brick?
Well, from drywall to cement to even metal. Cameras and their mountings have come so far. Nowadays, you can install and set up your cameras by yourself.
But brick is not like every other surface. Therefore, you might need some special tools and materials to help you out, as well as some tips to keep in mind.
Step by step to install security cameras on brick.
When it comes to installing security cameras on brick, you will want to invest in a little helper called electrical box mounts. This will guide you on installing the camera on a sturdy surface, like a brick wall.
These electrical box mounts are used to ensure your camera is attached to an even surface that will be leveled. Though purchasing one is a good idea, it is not necessary to install your camera.
In such tough walls made up of brick or even masonry, it could be hard to level the wall perfectly, especially since they are not flat. So your camera can end up coming out a little crooked at the end.
When drilling into the wall, you want to make sure that you choose a powerful drill that gets the job done. A great example of a type of drill you might want to invest in is a hammer drill.
Hammer drills or impact drills not only drill but also thrusts the drill bit back and forth rapidly to give you what you need quickly. These hammer drills were made to cut into concrete, brick, stone, and much more.
This type of drill will sure do better than the regular ones found in every other garage! They are drilling machines. And when you are dwelling on how to install security cameras on brick, the hammer drill is the best friend you can rely on.
The use of electrical box mounts
When you drill a hole through the wall to run the cables, you risk losing airflow in your home. Though it might not seem that a hole in the wall can influence your home inside, it really can, and here is how.
Once you drill a hole, the mortar, most commonly known as the past that holds bricks together, creates air space and opens the road to airflow.
Which, in turn, can lead to losing some air from your home. Whether that be the cozy warmth of your fireplace or the colling breeze during a heatwave. Either way, an electrical box mount can solve your problems.
The box mounts will allow you to stop airflow and caulk the whole in which the camera's cables run from the outside to the inside. All while still having the cables work wonders and connect perfectly.
You first want to choose your setting and where you will want to set up the camera. With the camera you purchased, you might receive an adhesive template , or you can usually find them online.
You will need one to stick to your brick wall, to guide you as you drill. Keep in mind you should attempt to match both the sizing and location to ensure your mounting will fit like a glove.
Keep in mind that you will have to drill a hole for your power supply when utilizing a wireless camera.
However, when it comes to using a wired camera, you will have your connection cable to the DVR or NVR and your Ethernet cable. Therefore you might want to leave a little extra room.
After all the holes you need are drilled, you can now attach your mounting, and begin screwing in your camera into its spot. Remember to place the electrical box mount and caulk it into place before setting the camera down.
You can now attach all the needed wires into place, and make sure the camera is functioning correctly. And that's how to install security cameras on brick.
The bottom line
It is not impossible to install security cameras on brick. Though not every drill can get the job done! But when it comes to hard surfaces, nothing like a hammer drill to get the work done!
What type of wall is your camera attached to? Brick, cement, or drywall? Let us know in the comments down below. And while you are at it, share the article too!
Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 16+ experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems.