Camera Mounting on a Stucco House - Help

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So far this forum has been a great help. I'm getting ready to order an Dahua NVR 5216-16P-4KS2E and 4 of the Dahua starlight cameras to start with. (Model IPC-HDW5231R-ZE). I attached some pictures of my home and I am trying to figure out the best way to mount the cameras to a stucco wall, or do I mount them higher, which I don't think would be ideal. If anyone has a stucco house that could also post some pics that would be awesome! I was looking at the PFC203W mounts to attach directly to the stucco.

I attached the 2 pictures one of the front of the house and one of the front door.

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I agree, and not sure where your cables are coming from, but if they are coming from the attic, you should run a piece of grey pvc from the soffit down to your mounting box to cover the cables. You can drill a 3/4 or 1 inch hole in the soffit to fit the conduit, then seal around it once everything is mounted. This can be painted afterwards to match the house.
 

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So far this forum has been a great help. I'm getting ready to order an Dahua NVR 5216-16P-4KS2E and 4 of the Dahua starlight cameras to start with. (Model IPC-HDW5231R-ZE). I attached some pictures of my home and I am trying to figure out the best way to mount the cameras to a stucco wall, or do I mount them higher, which I don't think would be ideal. If anyone has a stucco house that could also post some pics that would be awesome! I was looking at the PFC203W mounts to attach directly to the stucco.

I attached the 2 pictures one of the front of the house and one of the front door.
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Hi Jmart,

I ran my wires down inside the wall and then came out to either a PFB203W wall mount ( the model for the HDW52xxR-Z ) or a PFA137 or PFA121 junction box, this was because I wanted to minimize the size of the holes I would be drilling.

For a turret I would now also consider the new PFA130E junction box as it is nicer than the PFA137 one.

For the front door I would place the camera lower, about 5 feet high as I like to maximize the chances of a good facial ID. This does mean that if someone places a box by the foot of the door I will not catch that on camera. ( so some like a camera watching for packages, and a camera catching facial images by the door )

I installed the mini-dome wedge camera by the door and it works well, tho I did need to drill a larger hole to flush mount the camera.

I had to remove a section of dry wall by the wall to help route the cables to the wall - if you plan it right you can just cut a section from one stud to the next ( about 16" typically ) ... after finishing the cabling placed the drywall section back and plastered - sanded - painted - and it now looks good. ( This also allowed to be be certain that the junction box at least was 1/2 over a stud - so I could put at least a couple of longer screws into the stud )

If you have access to the top of the wall from above - you can use a flex drill bit to drill down and with a hole in the stucco on the outside and a flex pole you can fish the cable to the outside. As I could not do that I had to go w/cutting a section of drywall off. ( not too bad if this is in the garage )

I do like the wall mount PFB203W as well as the PFA130E / PFA121 ( for the boxy bullets - for cases when you need a better zoom than the turrets )

Remember to test your locations.

Note, if you plan to use conduit to bring the cable to the junction box - you should use one of the junction boxes ( not the wall mount ).
 

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I have a hip framed roof. Due to the tight space at the building corners and blown in attic insulation, I opted not to try fishing through the wall. As @bababouy said, I opted for junction boxes and conduit from the soffit/eve to lower the mounting point. Waiting for drier/warmer weather to paint to match wall. Here is an example.

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