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Re: Mounting securely outside so it doesn't get stolen...

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ranran
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jguerdat wrote:
Pictures and videos inserted into a post have to be approved before being seen by us mortals. You wouldn't like a shock of some gross porn, would you? 🙂

Ohhhhh.... yeah, well for us naive individuals, that wouldn't even occur to us!  .....but I see your point.  Do I need to do something to have the mods check the pictures, or just wait?

jguerdat
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Just wait (it's the weekend so maybe slower).  The pics are now available - someone checked them out.

hiflyer51
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I have used Shutt softball face masks to provide some security to my arlo pros. Pictures attached. You can cut out part of face mask depending on how your camera is mounted. They protect camera from being whacked off mount with a bat of club. Not perfect but will serve as a deterrent.  Probably nothing will stop a truly deterIMG_0609.JPGmined thief.IMG_0609.JPG

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Warren_G
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So, what did you use to secure your coiled cable? A hasp & lock? thanks.

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dhoctran
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I like Miculinic idea...., which I may use this for my front door camera...

 

My suggestion, which I may be doing is to use a HEX BOLT, with the screws, I hate to say this but any thief can have a small tool on hand to unscrew this..., with the HEX BOLT, they would actually have to go great lengths to obtain this, but by then for them, it's too late, unless they're idiots who decide to come back with the proper tool and hopefully by then, you've caught them!

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
TomMac
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hiflyer51 wrote:

I have used Shutt softball face masks to provide some security to my arlo pros. Pictures attached. You can cut out part of face mask depending on how your camera is mounted. They protect camera from being whacked off mount with a bat of club. Not perfect but will serve as a deterrent.  Probably nothing will stop a truly determined thief


Great... love out of the box thinking. 

 

 

Only thing else I can think of is to make sure you add a very short tether  so it doesn't drop down ( if able )

 

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Revo82
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I can see all images using chrome, also how is the cable lock attached to your camera in that pic? Is it adhesive?
Revo82
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What is attaching the cable to the camera in this pic? Adhesive?
Revo82
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trying to respond to jeff_757 picture post but keeps coming up here.
TomMac
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I don't see a cable lock in that picture... the camera on a adjustable mount, and the mask is screwed into the wood facia at each end.

 

If you wanted a tether tho, it would be simple to attach using a  wire crimp terminal when installing on mount

 

like this one;

 

crimp

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ranran
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Well, as per my previous post with pics - I've had the cameras up for a while, and so far so good.  The VHB adhesive plates seem to be holding well, sharp tugs and they doesn't budge.  I've attached a couple of pics of the 2 cameras within reach that have been mounted.  You can see how the cables go through the loop on the adhesive plate, and either through the metal loop I mounted on the house or the metal support and then locked with the weather resistant shackles.

 

For charging, I unlock the shackles, unscrew the cameras and bring inside to charge (although it would be NICE to receive my months-ago ordered BATTERY CHARGER so I can go out and swap batteries on the spot ....  Smiley Mad HINT HINT HINT)

 

Mounted Arlo 1a.jpgMounted Arlo 2a.jpg

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ambroze72
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Can you provide a link to where you got this cable?

ranran
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Look at my earlier post in this thread - I have a pic of all the items I ordered (actual invoice) 🙂

Paul_FCCL
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Miculinic:

 

That looks like a 1/2" screw, do you cut it to a shorter 5/16" to fit into canera thread?

 

Thanks.

Paul

Paul_FCCL
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TomMac wrote:

"If you wanted a tether tho, it would be simple to attach using a wire crimp terminal when installing on mount".

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Tom,

what size screw do you use to secure camera, I haven't been able to find 1/4 - 20 short enough to match size of thread (5/16" deep?). Shortest size I could find is 1/2", a little too deep.

 

Thanks.

Paul

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Paul_FCCL wrote:,

what size screw do you use to secure camera, I haven't been able to find 1/4 - 20 short enough to match size of thread (5/16" deep?). Shortest size I could find is 1/2", a little too deep.

 


Hi Paul... I guess you could always cut the bolt down ( put nut on first so when you remove the nut the thread are reshaped properly )

But I just went into my junk box found a short bolt and used a thick fiber washer I had too... allowed it to tighten up

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Paul_FCCL
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Hi Tom,

 

thanks for the advice. Yeah that will work, or I could screw on a nut onto the bolt up to the head, that would take care of at least 3/16". What do you think?

Thanks.

Paul

TomMac
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sort of 'lock nut"

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Paul_FCCL
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TomMac wrote:

sort of 'lock nut"


Yes that's pretty much it! Worked really well, no need to cut the bolt.

mamabear2
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What is the other end of the cable attached to?
mamabear2
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What do you attach the other end to
TomMac
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mamabear2 wrote:
What do you attach the other end to

If ref to the tether...one end goes to the bolt threaded into the camera, other to / under the screw holding the mount

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Paul_FCCL
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Same here......connecting other end with screw holding the mound. I would make sure a bigger screw is used instead of the one that came with it, alternately it could be connected to a separate screw close to the mound.

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Locks are to keep out honest people.
BB2017
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They cannot block a seral number. I had two of my cameras stolen by a neighbor. They are up running. They are linked to two base stations and the thief has control over them. Nothing can be done. I do not know which neighbor.