Mounting security cameras

I recently had a security system installed in my home. I love the system but hate how the technicIan left the cameras free standing with cords everywhere. Any ideas or suggestions on how and where to mount them is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Camera #1 on the floor in the family room
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Camera #2 on the kitchen bar
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Camera #3 in garage stacked on top of boxes
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More pictures of camera #3 and cords in the garage
  8 answers
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Sep 29, 2017
    What a sloppy job. Report this guy so others won't get ripped.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 29, 2017
    Gather the cords up neatly and zip tie them so that there isn't cord laying around. Lay the cord so that it runs along the edge of the walls, counter etc. You could perhaps paint the cord to match the background so it blends in or find the systems for hiding cords at home improvement stores. You could hang them on the wall I am sure, but he must have put them in those spots for good camera coverage, so you have to make sure it is in the right direction and angle, height, etc. to get the same coverage.
  • StefanieB StefanieB on Sep 30, 2017
    You PAID someone to do this? I agree - call the company and complain about their "installer." I'm concerned, though, that these cameras are easily unplug gable and throw-away-able. Unless your security system records to a DVR (or similar), you'll be sad if someone does break in. Or are these nanny cams? They should be hidden, or at least mounted unobtrusively. Our cameras (interior and exterior) are wired through the wall. No visible wires at all, and they're tiny - and so well-hidden that our friends have not spotted most of them (we've asked).
  • Karen Dunnam Karen Dunnam on Sep 30, 2017
    That one on the floor...why? You can't put any furniture near it.
    Seems like it should be mounted to the ceiling in the corner.
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Sep 30, 2017
    Wow, I can't believe someone charged you to do that! It's not hard to actually install them so they give you views of the areas. I did a better job installing one in my chicken coop. Definitely call the company and complain. Looks like all their installation including was taking things out of boxes and plugging them in. Did they at least set up the video Center?
  • Keith Maddox Keith Maddox on Oct 01, 2017
    Nope, do not believe any installer would have done this! Call the cops because you just got ripped off.! Or you just pulling our chains in which I think you are,
  • Rynn Rynn on Oct 02, 2017
    Here is a quick, easy, and cheap solution! I have several security cameras in my office so naturally I have cords running everywhere. I purchased (at Lowe's ) gray foam tubes --- it looks like a swim noodle -- which is used for wrapping pipe. They already have a slit in the side, they re cheap, and the gray color 'disappears' . It is very easy to cut to the length you need. It looks SO-O-O much better with my wires running along the floor in their tidy gray foam tubes.
  • EvaUnit EvaUnit on Jun 16, 2021

    Wait, is this even serious?! Dude, you should report him as soon as possible, so that no one would ever call for his services again! A sloppy job... I would call it the worst possible job actually. If he would have done this in my home, I would actually beat the sh*t out of him, as I am paying for his services, not for this kind of sh*t! Now I understand that, the company that I have called for, are the best security company online, and that is for sure. They even installed some motion sensors in the backyard.

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