How a Low Cost Garden Lamp Can Be Utilized to Waterproof a Wireless IP Camera

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A Wireless IP Camera can be a great device to have in the residence and the office. They’re simple enough to use and cost-effective for most people’s budgets. The problem is that many IP camera models are not able to resist the elements as properly, particularly if they aren’t created to be weatherproof in the first place.
But fear not! A simple ‘hack’ making use of simple garden lamps can turn any Wireless Surveillance Camera into an all-around outdoor camera as well! Here’s what you need to do:

* Put together your materials – you’ll need a Wireless IP Camera installation kit, an old garden lamp, wire cutters, electrical tape, a pair of pliers, a drill, a Phillips screwdriver, a flat head screwdriver and some caulking compounds. Note: make sure the lamp is large sufficient for the Wireless Surveillance Camera to actually fit in side.

* Hollow out the lamp – use your screw drivers, wire cutters and pliers to gut the contents of your garden lamp. This contains the bulb receptacle and any other cables found within the lamp. You can be as forceful as you like in ripping out the contents of the lamps as long as you don’t damage the exterior components of the lamp.

* Drill a hole for the wires – a Wireless CCTV Camera still needs to draw electricity from an outlet, hence the need for an access point somewhere in the garden lamp. Use the drill to create this hole, preferably somewhere discreet like in the back end of the lamp.

* Drill a hole for the mounting brackets – you need to have to mount your Wireless IP Camera, and this is what you want to happen even when the camera is within a big old garden lamp. Measure the distance between the two slots of the mounting brackets on the IP camera. Note down this measurement and drill two holes that are as far apart as those on the camera itself. Note: the brackets themselves should come with the Wireless IP Camera kit although you can use nuts and bolts to obtain the same effect should your kit not come with them.

* Insert the camera inside the lamp – this is exactly where you test how best to insert your camera into the garden lamp. Alight the mounting slots of the camera to the holes you drilled on the lamp and secure the lamp in place.

* Thread the wires through the garden lamp – just pass the cables end-first through the back end of the lamp. Most adapters and plugs of aWireless IP Camera are small enough to fit into the rear ends of the lamps, though you might require to enlarge the holes with a drill if those holes aren’t large enough.

* Caulk all gaps – caulking compounds will help avert any water from getting into the camera. Do not skimp out on the caulking though as you will want to waterproof all possible passages exactly where water can eventually seep in.

And voila – you now have a garden lamp Wireless Camera System! Not only will your Wireless Camera System become less visible, but it’ll also end up being a beautiful but practical piece of decorative artwork!

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