How to hide a home security camera at the front door

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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A security camera can be positioned to watch a front door to warn the occupants of the house when someone approaches. You can hide a security camera so that no one who approaches the front door can see it. A few tools that most households already have will be needed, as will a few items from a hardware store or camera supply company. No electrical skills are needed.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Ladder, 10 feet
  • Portable drill
  • 1/2-inch drill bit
  • House paint
  • Wooden dowel
  • Paintbrush
  • Camera wall bracket
  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Stand a ladder next to the front door. Drill a hole through the wall next to the upper left edge of the doorframe with the portable drill. Smooth out the inside edges of the hole with the rotating drill bit.

  2. 2

    Open a can of house paint that is the same colour as that of the wall next to the door. Stir the paint with a wooden dowel. Dip the brush in the paint. Paint the hole and the immediate surrounding area with the paint to lessen the visibility of the hole. Let the paint dry for four hours before continuing.

  3. 3

    Stand the ladder on the inside of the house, against the side of the door where the hole has been drilled.

  4. 4

    Place the front of the security camera's lens against the hole. Draw an outline of the security camera on the wall with a grease pencil.

  5. 5

    Place the camera wall bracket on the wall against the outline. Screw the bracket into the wall with wood screws using a Phillips screwdriver.

  6. 6

    Loosen the side screws on the bracket with the Phillips screwdriver. Slide the camera plate out of the bracket.

  7. 7

    Screw the camera plate's screw into the tripod socket at the bottom of the security camera. Slide the camera plate back in the bracket and tighten the screws.

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