Recessed wall/ceiling intallation

maybe-later

#1

Once POE and RTSP are implemented, this would be the perfect camera to shove inside the wall. A simple old-work style box would be sufficient with some way to hold the camera.

The advantage would best be realized if the mount came with a wide angle lens, or if a new version of the camera were to include such a lens. However, wide angle lenses admittedly reduce the quality of the capture of an individual person or item.


#2

I don’t know if it needs a wider angle. It already does 110 degrees (120 on the pan cam). That is pretty wide and if mounted correctly will cover most rooms. But a mount would be neat. Personally I think I’d rather see a traditional dome mount for something like that but that’s just me and I could change my mind if I see something more functional. Perhaps something similar to the wall mount for the Aeotec / Aeon Labs multisensor. https://aeotec.com/recessed-sensor


#3

If anyone has a solution for mounting a v2, recessed inside the wall near a door that would be great. It would be awesome to have a plate to be able to mount


#4

How about using a remodeling electrical box. Put a softer plastic blank cover plate on it and drill a hole in it for the camera lens to look through.


#5

Do you have access to a 3D printer? I can design a wall mount for it If you want. I currently have most of it done as is. You’ll just have to tell me how you want the cord to come out.


#6

@SourPickel Oh cool, do you have a Thingiverse profile?


#7

@Loki Hmm… Might take a look at that, what kind of faceplate would you suggest?


#8

https://www.thingiverse.com/SourPickel/designs


#9

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Legrand-Trademaster-1-Gang-Ivory-Single-Wall-Plate/3236709

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CARLON-1-Gang-Blue-Plastic-Interior-Old-Work-Standard-Switch-Outlet-Wall-Electrical-Box/1098523

For the cover plate, make sure it’s nylon (unbreakable) which would be much easier to drill without shattering. I’d use a step drill bit such as this:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-Unibit-3-8-in-12-Step-Drill-Bit/1000363533