5 Ingenious Ways to Protect Security Camera Wires

How to Hide Security Camera Wires: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

 

Strategically and carefully selected and installed high-tech security cameras act as your first line of defense against intruders and burglars alike. It is one of the most common and also reliable technologies used to protect your property, whether it is a home or business. The security cameras enable you to keep an eye on what’s going around your home, even when you are not there.

Some security cameras also offer the feature of notifying you if there is any suspicious movement around the property. They do so by using motion sensors. Many companies that provide smart home and home security services offer these two technologies together. For instance, ADT Smart Home offers both live video surveillance and intrusion detection.

It is important that the installation of security cameras is done properly. If they aren’t installed properly, it is likely that they would be tampered with or vandalized, hindering their ability to protect you. One of the most essential things to take into account is the wiring of your security camera system. Exposed and dangling security camera wires will not only look bad and ruin the décor of your house but can give the intruders a chance to tamper with the connection. However, there are certainly simple and inexpensive ways for you to hide the security camera wires. In this article, we’ll share five of such ways, read on to find out what they are.

 

  • The wire inside the wall

If the power source or monitor of the security camera is on the other side of the ceiling or wall from the camera, all you need to do to hide the power source and wires is drill holes in the ceiling or walls and thread the wires through the drilled holes. This will help keep the wires concealed but cameras would be visible.

 

  • Paint the cables

This is one of the oldest and easiest hacks in the book to hide the security camera wires. You may have seen your dad’s painting on exposed wires in order to conceal them. Mostly this is done to make the wires blend into the environment. To achieve complete concealment of the wires, staple the wires on the walls or ceilings and paint them with the same color as the walls or ceiling. This will allow you to make the wires more unnoticeable for the intruders.

 

  • Cover the cables in protective sheathing

Another innovative and effective manner to protect security camera wires is to cover them in protective sheathing made out of aluminum or plastic. This will also prevent the wires from getting damaged from harsh weather conditions. All you need to do is drill through studs and carefully move the wire through the protective tube.

 

  • Use the baseboards and other features

Baseboards are confined, slim wooden boards that move along the lower part of the walls. To hide the wires, all you need to do is remove the baseboards and shift all the security camera wires in the gap between the wall and the floor. Once all the wires are inside, you can close the baseboard again.

You can also hide wires behind large objects like furniture. You can hide them behind a dresser or a bookshelf. You can even place them under the carpet.

 

  • Install wireless security cameras

Due to multiple technological advancements, people now have the option to install wireless security cameras. These said cameras use battery or solar technology to power security cameras. Such cameras would get rid of the hassle of hiding security camera wires and the tough installation processes.

But note that the wireless security cameras also need some wiring to install plugged-in wireless IP cameras.

 

Wrapping Up

All in all, exposed security camera wires can be dangerous as they can attract intruders, burglars, and animals to decrease the lifespan of security cameras. Therefore, it is important to adopt one of the above-mentioned ways to hide your security camera wires to extend the period of usefulness of the security cameras. 

 

Ellen C. McGowan

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