How To Hide Security Camera Wires Outside – 15+ Expert Ways

Whether you want your camera to be nonchalant or you have concerns from a purely cosmetic standpoint, hiding security camera wires is a good way to clean up any unsightly mess or prevent a thief or robber from disconnecting them.

We get this question a lot as contractors and you would be surprised as to how many efficient ways we have worked out to hide your wires. Here we’re going to cover some of the best and most intuitive ways, feel free to use anyone that best works with the tools you have access to and what you require.

security camera outside

It’s essential to understand how to conceal security camera wires outside the house, as these connections perform the majority of the surveillance equipment’s functions. It will take time and effort and research to figure out how to disguise security camera wiring outside.

While camera security is critical, it’s also critical that the wires don’t look out of place and aren’t in a location where they can’t be readily plugged in. The more security cameras you deploy to cover your facility, the more wiring system needs to sustain and connect them all. Learn the various outdoor wiring options and choose the best one for your needs.

1. Shade/Color the wires to match

painting the wall

The security camera wires should be painted. Making security camera wires blend with the landscape is the best approach to hide them outside. Using a staple gun, attach the cables to the walls and paint the wires the same color as the walls. All you have to do now is make sure the wires are neatly clipped to the wall.

2. Plastic tubing for the wires

plastic tubing

A plastic tube is your best option for concealing security camera cables. Aside from concealing the wire, it also serves as a protective cover in the event of spills, bad weather, or damage.

Not only will the wires be hidden, but their lifespan will be extended as well. To avoid electrocution, simply drill it with the studs and then switch off the circuit breaker. After that, thread the wires into the tube with care. Using a cord cover is a similar alternative.

3. Hide Under the Eaves/Ceiling

cable at the ceiling

This is the easiest method, especially if the camera and the ceiling/eaves are of the same shade. It’s particularly handy when utilizing a small cam or a domed camera because it prevents recognition from faraway. Only the camera will be seen using this technique.

All you need to do is drill a hole in your ceiling and run the wire through. But, to avoid electrocution, make sure you switch off the circuit breaker first. (1)

4. Inter the Cables inside your Porch or Garden

porch garden

Place the wires in your yard or porch to hide them. The best technique to hide security cables is to bury them in the garden, but you’ll need to pay some skilled laborers to do it. It is preferable to bury the cables while your garden is being built, as uprooting and resetting them will not improve the situation.

5. Build a Cable Run through the building

cable run

It is safer and more convenient to conceal cables by simply clipping them to the surface of your wall. They can be installed above the ceiling, below the floor, or behind walls.

Try to mark where you run new wires for future reference where possible. Things would be a lot easier if you could run the cable through the building that properly matches your walls, and you wouldn’t have to go to the trouble of painting the wires or covering them for concealment

6. Get a Wireless Security Camera System

wireless camera system

You can get wireless cameras instead of ones with cords. Some of them can be powered by solar panels or batteries, but they all do the same thing. Installing a completely wire-free camera is the finest thing you can do if you want your compound to be completely wire-free.

In other words, you employ a solar-powered or battery-powered wireless CCTV camera. You won’t have to deal with cabling with such a device, and you’ll be able to place it in whatever covert position you like.

7. Pass cables through conduits

cable through conduits

Passing the wires through conduits is another option for hiding them, but if you’ve never pulled the wire through a conduit before, it may appear to be a bit difficult. Pushing the conduit through is exceedingly unlikely unless it is very short and/or absolutely straight. It is, however, usually easier to pull wires with a companion.

8. Hide the Wires inside Baseboards

hide inside baseboards

When installing security cameras outside the home, most specialists favor the raceway system, even if the painting is the simplest. Because they are generally made of plastic, they are easy to cut and hang on the wall. You can also cover them with a baseboard. Just make sure it covers the wires completely.

Don’t forget to think about the color of your paint. Allow it to blend in as much as possible with the surroundings.

9. Buy wires of the same colors as your backdrop

same color backdrop

If you don’t want to paint the wires, you can choose cables that are the same (or similar) color as the backdrop. The cables come in a variety of colors; do your homework and choose a color that complements the backdrop or the wall. As a result, the cables will blend in seamlessly with their surroundings.

10. Mount the decorative pieces and hangings along the wire

decorative wires

Along the wire, hanging decorative items and designs could be a good idea to hide the security camera wires. All you have to do now is run the cables between the wall in a creative way. Also, before handling the wires, make sure your hands are dry and use protective goggles and a mask to protect your eyes and face from minute debris.

11. Bury the Wires

burying wires

Burying cables is a fantastic way to conceal them. The approach can be used by simply placing the wires on the ground or by passing them through a plastic pipe beforehand. When installing cameras in driveways where there is no wall to cut the cables, this method is quite successful.

First, arrange the wire’s path and ensure that extra cameras can loop in where they’re needed. Make a diagram of where they are to avoid accidentally cutting them in the future. 

12. Install an On-Wall Cable Concealer Kit

concealer kit

If you want to hide security camera cords, the simplest solution is to Installing an on-wall concealer kit to hide the security camera wires. The system also has a variety of functions, such as concealing and shielding the wires from environmental and physical hazards. (2)

You don’t have to be concerned about rats chewing on the wires, nor do you have to be concerned about hiding them.

13. Camouflage Your Camera Wires with Creative Skin Case Covers

camouflage wires

The security camera wires will be less visible to intruders from afar as a result of camouflaging your Camera wires with creative skin case covers. These little skins, which come in a variety of shapes, styles, and colors, help keep the aesthetic appeal of your building while at the same time make the cables less obvious to the burglars from a distance. 

14. Cover Your Camera Wires within Foliage

cover camera with foliage

This one is pretty simple, yet it’s still very effective. After all, who would rummage under the leaves of a house plant in search of wireless home security camera wires? Simply bury your security camera wires inside the greenery, being sure to position the leaves in such a way that the camera wires are hidden but not too evident. It also works great for wireless outdoor security cameras!

15. Hide Wires in Your Outlet


Simply remove the backing, place your camera cables in the correct location, replace the backing, and place it in the same manner as any other outlet. If there is any issue, you will be notified and will be able to monitor quietly, protecting your safety.

16. Hide Wires in Metal Boxes

security camera wires

The use of a metal box to conceal security camera wiring outside your home is a new technique to protect them. It’s usually placed near the camera. The installation of a metal box also helps to protect the wires from creatures such as rodents, squirrels, and birds, as well as extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, it is a fairly advanced technology, especially if you contemplate employing a camera with night vision and a motion sensor.


A camera’s cables can be compromised for whatever cause, such as rats, robbers, or the harsh weather. As a result, you should not leave them exposed because they will be the primary target for burglars. We have included details on how to hide security camera wiring. It’s a critical step in terms of overall performance because it helps avoid weather-related damage. It also ensures that your home and its surroundings are tidy, with no dangling wires or a dreadful color mishmash.

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About John Fox

ebbb364ee14268bd3b77496cab3d1d78?s=90&d=mm&r=gJohn Fox has worked as a security consultant for over 20 years. During his time in the industry, he's learned about what it takes to ensure your home and family are always safe.

With Safe Now, he's taken those two decades of experience and decided to share it with others to help them figure out how to make the right choices for their businesses and families.

John writes tips and guides to prevent crimes, as well as product recommendations, and tips for what to do in case of an emergency and how to protect yourself at all times.