Security Camera DIY Drilling or Mounting to Stucco

 

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It's makes good sense to evaluate the risks and how to prevent any dangerous situation.

 

Tools/Supplies:

  • Safety Glasses/Googles
  • Drill bits, you will likely ruin these (or you can use masonry bits to penetrate the stucco and drill the remainder with a normal bit)
  • Drill/ 1/4" Hex Impact Driver
  • Screwdriver
  • Sharpie/Marker

Note: Stucco is typically a layer of mortar type material applied over a screen, over a wood backing.  In most cases you can mount to stucco the same way you would to a wood wall.

Step 1: Identify the location you desire to mount the camera.  Attempt to identify the location of any obstacles. 

Step 2:  Mark the wall with either a pencil or marker with the mounting template.  If you camera did not come with a template you can use either the camera mounting plate or camera.  This depends on your camera.

Step 3: I will typically attempt to run my mounting screws directly through the stucco.  If not, you simply drill holes for your mounting anchors or screws (depending on which you are using) 

Step 4: Drill a hole large enough to feed your cable and connector through.  The size of this can depend on your camera model.  Some cameras the cable plugs directly into the back of the camera, others have leads that will need to be fed back into the wall cavity.  Note: Use caution and thought here, you do not want to run the cable through your fireplace!!!  Often the best practice here it to run the cable to the concrete area via conduit or outdoor rated cable, opposed routing the cable through the concrete.

Step 5: Feed your cable through the hole and through the mounting plate if applicable.

Step 6: terminate your cable end and if applicable connect to the camera (depends on your camera model)  If you have a mounting plate, you do not connect the cable to the camera yet.

Step 7: Using your screws fasten your mounting plate or camera to the wall.

 

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