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Doesn’t matter whether the wall is new or old, some people don’t like drilling holes for the screws. And if you are also one of them, we feel you and assure you that, you don’t need to drill any hole at all to mount a security camera.
Once there weren’t any alternatives but now, there are plenty of them which will be walking you through right now. So if you want to know how to mount security camera without screws, trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this guide.
Here you go…
7 Easy Ways to Mount Security Cameras without Any Drilling
If you don’t want to drill any holes in the wall, these options are your best bet. The following methods are no rocket science, they are super simple, give it a read.
1. DSLR Tripods
These are like a stand which is mainly used for professional cameras. Tripods come with legs that help them stand and have a vertical bar whose height can be adjusted according to the need. Moreover, the legs of a tripod have a rubber base, so there is no chance that it will slide off.
Tripods can be an excellent way if you want to set up a security camera without drilling. And two most significant advantages of using a tripod for mounting a security camera are, that you can adjust the height according to your need.
And most importantly, you can change the location as well. For example, if you need a security camera outside for a day, you can simply take the tripod outside, pick a proper location and leave it there. This is something you can’t expect from screw-mounted security cameras.
There are tripods available in different types and qualities. Some are steel made, some are made of fiberglass. Whatever it is, you would want to go for a slightly heavy and highly durable tripod. There are some units that are extremely lightweight as a result they tip off very easily. However, one plus point about those tripods is they are very easy to carry.
Tripods come with a mounting base, all you need to do is screw the security camera with the mount. Most tripods have 1 screw. That’s all.
2. Flexible Octopus Tripod
These are also DSLR tripods but very small in size. They come with three legs which are flexible and can be wrapped on a bar. When you are mounting a security camera with a flexible octopus tripod, you will need a vertical bar for that.
And be very careful how you wrap the legs around the bar. Make sure to wrap that securely. One irritation you will face with such tripods are, that they are hard to fix at an angle. However, with a couple of days of use, you’ll figure out a way to do that.
3. Gutter Mount
If you need to mount a security camera to take care of the yard, then another screwless option is the gutter mount. Most of the house is surrounded by gutter so the one major perk of using a gutter mount is you can place the camera anywhere you want.
It is very simple to use gutter mounts. They come with lock-down bolts which lock the camera securely. And an adjustable pivot enables you to rotate the camera in any way you want. Normally, gutters are positioned high, so there are fewer chances of the camera getting stolen.
One thing you must keep in mind when using a gutter mount is, that if the gutter fills with water, that might push the mount off. So when it is raining heavily, you better keep an eye on the gutter’s water condition.
Furthermore, the security camera you are thinking about mounting to the gutter needs to be totally weather resistant.
Adhesive can also be a good option for screwless security camera mounting. But when you are thinking about gluing the security camera, you’ll have to think about the weight. Usually, adhesives can securely hold small cameras like blink cameras. When the camera is big or heavy, then gluing might be the wrong idea.
Then the next thing to consider is where you’ll be mounting the camera. There are separate adhesives for the interior and exterior. So make sure to get your hands on the suitable one.
And the last thing to pay attention to is the surface where you’ll be gluing the camera. Not all glues work on all surfaces. Initially, you might feel like the glue is working well but trust me, it won’t work after a while. This is why you’ll need to pick glue depending on the surface.
There is brick glue, wood glue, plastic glue, metal glue, etc. You will find an option for you. And do not hesitate to pay a little more to get the best one.
When using glue, there are some steps you need to follow which vary from brand to brand. For example, some glue requires drying a bit before attaching. And some don’t. Some glue only works when the surface is super polished. And some work well with even dirty ones.
Like that, there are a few things you need to follow which you’ll find either on the glue’s packaging or on the manufacturer’s website.
5. Siding Hooks
If the location where you want to set the security camera has siding, then you can mount that with a siding hook and that’s a good option.
Take a siding hook, then attach the camera mount bracket to the siding hook using screws. Then place the siding hook to the gap, slide the hook to lock it, and then press it.
Like adhesives, you don’t need to think about the camera weight here. Doesn’t matter how heavy the camera is, the siding hook will lock it securely. But be careful about the angle as siding hooks can change the angle of the camera due to wind or anything.
6. Wrap Mount
It is an incredible option for blinking or small security cameras. As the name suggests, they come with a hardtail that can be wrapped around a bar, and the tail is strong enough to hold on to a decent-sized security camera.
There are two types of wrap mounts found in the market, flexible X and long tail. Flexible X or quad mount is the most versatile as they come with X shaped tail that can be used as legs, like octopus tripods. The camera is placed in the middle of X, and it can be placed in different positions.
On the other hand, a long-tail wrap mount is the simplest one. It comes with a long tail and that mostly works best with a bar where it can be wrapped.
7. Sticky Tapes (Double-Sided)
We are all familiar with double-sided sticky tapes. They have a sticky substance on both sides which allows you to attach the tape to the wall and then add something on the other side.
You can use such tapes to mount security cameras well but for that, you will have to pick industrial-strength Velcro or Kevlar mounting tapes. These tapes are way too reliable, but you will have to be careful about the surface on which you will be attaching the tape.
Not all tapes are suitable for all kinds of surfaces, you’ll have to ensure this while you are buying the tape. Even though most of the industrial-grade tapes are compatible with every surface, it will be wise to crosscheck that.
These tapes come with backup adhesive as well. In case you feel like the tape is losing its strength, you can remove it by applying adhesive to it and then re-attach that. Lastly, if these tapes are left for months, they can get permanent as well.
8. Magnetic Camera Mounts
Using magnetic mounts for attaching security cameras is pretty popular due to the ease of the process. It is very simple to attach security cameras with a magnetic mount. Now you can find mounts that come with powerful magnets which are good enough for holding security cameras.
The mount is attached to the wall via sticky tapes or adhesive. They can be screwed as well but since that’s the thing we are avoiding here, that’s a no-go.
Fortunately, there are magnetic mounts available in the market at a reasonable price. Another perk of this mount is, that if your workplace requires attention to different places at different times, you can keep shifting the camera to where it is needed. All you need is a few magnetic mounts on the locations.
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It is not necessary to drill the wall to install security cameras, there are plenty of other ways to do that. But to be very honest, screwing security cameras are the best because they are well-secured there. You don’t have to worry about the camera falling down or the camera getting stolen (outdoors).
However, if you didn’t know how to mount security camera without screws, this guide should have solved the issue already. Let us know if we can help with anything else.