‘Necessity Is the Mother of Invention’
If you were like me, you were probably disappointed with the cheap mounting hardware included with the Blink XT Outdoor Security cameras. I mean, come on, a determined bumble bee with a heavy build and a moderate tail wind could probably dislodge your camera from its mount. So although I was excited to set up my new security cameras, I was hesitant to leave my expensive new security system subject to theft or vandalism (from humans or from a rogue bumble bee with a vendetta).
So allow me to share my $9 invention and solution to my conundrum.
Supplies needed (purchased from Home Depot):
I used one Simpson Strong-Tie and one 1-gang Expandable In-Use Cover for a grand total of $9.01 +tax
There are a couple small modifications to the housing that are necessary for the camera to fit inside, including cutting a small window in the clear plastic cover…but really a pretty simple, effective, and inexpensive mounting bracket, that should prevent theft or vandalism from all but the most determined low-life. The housing even has a hole in the bottom corner where a lock could be placed.
If anyone is interested in a more detailed step-by-step process, let me know and I’d be happy to provide more instruction with photos.