It is crucial to protect your security camera from the weather and the hot sunlight. Installing security cameras under eaves can be a great solution to further secure your camera from danger.
Protect your camera by installing security cameras under eaves
Not only will it help the camera blend in and conceal it, but it will also make it harder to damage or disable.
Though outdoor cameras were made to be durable and sturdier than indoor ones, they are not indestructible.
Even if they are weatherproof, installing your security cameras under eaves can help keep them dry, protect the wires, and make them last longer.
Furthermore, cameras can only handle certain temperatures. Anything below or above it can severely damage your camera permanently.
So keep in mind that if you plan to install security cameras under eaves, you might have to keep them in your home depending on the temperature.
For instance, in a snowstorm or a heatwave. This can vary depending on where you live and the weather you experience.
Additionally, you should also be able to take your cameras down during natural disasters. Having a wireless camera can make this process that much easier.
Keep in mind...
Before installing, you want to check some things to ensure your camera will work properly as well as staying dry and protected.
Before installing the mount and running your wires, you should first make sure that your camera fits appropriately under the eaves. It should have some space leftover in order for you to remove it later on.
You should continuously ensure that the camera's placement under the eave will allow it to see all movements from different angles.
This is important mainly because you don't want your camera to be blocked.
Blocking the camera's view will limit the angle, which can affect other features presents, such as motion-detecting, two-way audio, or facial recognition.
When installing security cameras under eaves, you must be careful when it comes to uneven eaves. This can cause the camera to be slanted and can further screw up your footage.
Which is definitively not something you want. Therefore, finding a leveled place under the eave is your best solution to a stable and straight camera.
When installing security cameras under eaves
To install your cameras, you should first mark where you want it to go. Along with where you must drill holes using a pencil.
This will allow you to see if the camera will be leveled and go from there.
Supporting the camera with firm screws in a wall that will be able to hold it up is also essential. What is the point of trying to keep a camera safe, if it might just come crashing down.
As you mount, you also want to make sure that you are not causing damage to your eave as well. As if it breaks, your camera can go down with is.
Lastly, water damage is exactly what we are attempting to stay away from.
Therefore, testing if your eaves are watertight can keep your camera from any type of water damage. This also protects security camera wires from damage.
The bottom line
Installing security cameras under eaves can be a great solution, not only to conceal that your camera is there but to keep it dry as well.
Just make sure you have enough room before you start drilling! You don't want your house to look like swiss cheese, do you? 😂🧀
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 19+ years of experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems. He is currently working for Axis Communications as a Technical Services Engineer and living in the United States with his family.