Security cameras are very versatile and can be installed on almost any surface imaginable.
In the past few decades, cameras and their mountings have evolved to be used on drywall to cement and even metal. Cameras can now be set up and installed by anyone. Brick, however, responds differently than most surfaces. There are some tools and materials you might need, and there are a few tips you should remember.
Step-by-step Instructions for Installing Security Cameras on Brick
A little helper called an electrical box mount will come in handy when you install security cameras on brick. This electrical box mount is used to attach your camera to an even surface that will be leveled.
Brick walls can be difficult to level perfectly due to their toughness. Since they are not perfectly flat, this can be quite challenging. This can result in a slightly crooked end result.
To install a security camera on a brick wall, you’ll need several essential tools, given below:
- Hammer Drill
- Masonry Drill Bits
- Long power Cables are required
- High-quality Ethernet connections for PoE network systems
- If you wish to conceal and protect your camera cables, use plastic conduits/ a Cable Raceway
These are the most crucial instruments for installing security camera systems both inside and outside your home.
It is extremely important to have a powerful drill when drilling into the wall. One drill that may be worth your consideration is a hammer drill. Hammer drills usually drill anchor bolts, concrete screws, and wall plugs through hard materials.
As part of the drilling process, take these steps:
- Determine the location where the camera should be installed. Make a point of identifying obstacles in the way of the camera.
- The mounting template should be used to mark either the wall or the mounting surface. A mounting plate or camera can be used if your camera does not have a template. This will depend on the camera.
- Drill holes to accommodate your mounting screws or anchors, depending on what is being used.
- Drill a hole large enough to accommodate all the cables and connectors. The size of the hole should depend on the camera model. Depending on the camera, the cable may connect directly to the camera’s back, or it may require the cables to be fed back into the wall again.
2. Use of Electrical Box Mounts
By installing box mounts, you are able to seal the hole through which the camera’s cable runs from outside to inside and stop airflow. All this while maintaining perfect performance and perfect connection.
Attaching electrical box mounts to brick walls can be accomplished by drilling. While they are more expensive than drill holes, they are more convenient and more secure because they completely cover the hole. You should therefore consider purchasing electric box mounts with the money you are planning on spending. Security cameras and electric box mounts are available together. Online, you can purchase the electric box mount if you do not already have one. Our recommendation, however, is to use the electric box mounting system rather than just drilling holes into the box. (1, 2)
3. Mount and Install
The first thing you need to do is choose a setting and a location for your camera. Depending on the camera you purchased, you might receive an adhesive template or may be able to find one online.
One will need to be affixed to the brick wall to guide you while drilling. When you are mounting your camera, you should be certain to match both its size and location to ensure a perfect fit. It is important to know that you need a DVR or NVR connection cable and an Ethernet cable. This might mean you should allow a little more room.
Now that all of the holes have been drilled, the mount can be attached to the camera and the screws can be installed. Make sure you adhere the electrical box mount to the electrical box and caulk it before you set down the camera. After you have attached all the wires into place, check to make sure the camera is working.
In order to get complete home security, you generally need a package that includes all the equipment you need – and a video surveillance camera is often part of that package. Regardless, mounting that camera could involve drilling holes in the wall, which would be to the dismay of the homeowner. Alternatively, a renter may have difficulty drilling holes into the walls to mount cameras if they are using a DIY system. In addition to drilling holes in your walls, you can also install a security camera in a number of different ways.
Below are three commonly used ways to install security cameras:
- You can remove the adhesive strip or suction cup afterward without damaging the wall by using a removable adhesive strip or suction cup
- It is possible to use a small hook without drilling, which will leave only a small hole
- The camera can be placed on something like a shelf or table, where it’s not actually necessary to mount it
The three options above will enable homeowners and renters to install their own security cameras in an area of their choice to protect themselves.
The most important aspect of mounting a security camera is to make sure it is set up to see everything it is supposed to – and that it is situated in an area where the homeowner feels comfortable. Despite this, there is much more to the story. In addition to the security camera mounting, the camera also needs to be mounted correctly, which means no holes in the walls or ceiling.
Installing security cameras on brick is not as difficult as it seems. However, you have to be careful and confident. You should take the time to inspect all of the equipment you need and ask for some assistance. Choosing the right security camera for your needs is the first step, followed by identifying the right place to install it. After choosing a drill hole or an electric mount box, you can get started. Once the camera is mounted, you must test it to make sure it works.
Let’s hope this guide was helpful to you.
(1) electrical box – https://www.thespruce.com/electrical-switch-and-junction-boxes-1824666
(2) brick – https://www.britannica.com/technology/brick-building-material