3 Ways to Mount a Security Camera Without Drilling Holes

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The right home security system offers all the equipment that you and your family need. That system will generally include at least one security camera because they offer a convenient way for owners to keep an extra eye on the inside and outside of their home no matter where they are.

As convenient as security cameras are, mounting them may mean that a homeowner will need to drill holes in their wall. Additionally, if a renter is using a DIY system and wants to add cameras, they may not be ready (or be allowed) to drill holes in the wall to mount that camera. Fortunately, there are ways that a security camera can be mounted without drilling holes. Three of the most common ways are:

  • Using a removable adhesive strip or suction cup that can be peeled off the wall at a later date without damaging anything

  • Using a small hook that will only leave a little hole, and doesn’t require any drilling

  • Putting the camera on something such as a shelf or table, where there’s no need to attach it to the wall

With those three options in mind, a homeowner or renter can get a security camera in the location they want without causing any property damage to any of their walls in the process.

There Are Several Ways to Mount a Camera

The most important thing about mounting a security camera is that it is set up to “see” everything it is supposed to—and that it is in a location where the homeowner is happy with it. But there is more to it than that. The security camera also needs to be mounted correctly, and for some people, that can mean not drilling holes in anything.

Whether you are renting and can’t drill due to an apartment policy or you simply don’t want to, there are other choices you can make to get a security camera mounted without having holes in the walls. You may have to get a bit more creative in choosing an alternative way to mount the camera. However, you can certainly get the camera mounted to where they can feel safe and protected.

Where Should I Place My Security Cameras?

Security cameras height and placement both matter because they play a fundamental role in your home security system.  They need to see if someone is in the house or around the outside where they do not belong. A camera’s height and placement are critically important to its function. If the camera is mounted too high, it will not get a good, clear picture that you, the homeowner, will need in the event of a situation. Mounting the camera too low can make it easy for someone to remove or damage the device. Rather than take those risks, you should use the proper means to get the camera mounted where it should be.

Understanding the Perfect Height for Mounting Cameras

Having your security cameras at the proper height is an essential part of ensuring the best image quality. We suggest mounting your security camera outdoors 9 feet above the ground for more security and efficient coverage. This height ensures the camera is high enough to prevent a burglar or other unwanted guests from tampering with the device. It also ensures that you can still achieve high-quality visuals to avoid blurred faces or other distance-related issues.

Do not be afraid of making your security camera visible, either. The more likely an intruder sees your security devices, the more likely they are to abandon their pursuit.

Some spots around your home’s exterior that are effective for installing your camera include:

  • Front door

  • First-floor window

  • Back door

  • Garage

Always use a stable ladder when installing a camera in a high location and seek assistance when needed.

Should I Get My Security Cameras Installed by a Security Company?

Whether you want to use a security company for professional installation or go with a DIY option is up to you. But if you choose a company for peace of mind, you should consider one that offers:

  • Easy, Professional Installation

  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring

  • Strong Customer Service

  • Good Response Times

  • High-Quality Equipment

Additionally, you may want to check with the company and see how they recommend handling a security camera installation without drilling holes. Working with a company that’s on the same page can make a significant difference with how easy the installation is and how you feel about the experience overall.

Working with a security company can ensure that your installation is done properly. At Brinks Home™, it is our mission to help you choose and purchase the best equipment for your specific needs. We’re with you every step of the way. Our Brinks Home technicians are here for you and are happy to explain and assist you with proper placement, and will help you avoid making unnecessary holes in your walls. Contact us today to learn more.

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