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Do you have a troubled teen in your home? Are you looking for ways to monitor your teen's activity while you are away or sleeping? I was having serious issues with my teenage son sneaking out at night. It was not until my neighbor told me that he saw my son sneaking out late at night that I knew that he was doing it. The following week, I had a few features added to my home security system that has helped me keep my son in check. To find out what I have done to ensure that I am alerted of my son's attempts to sneak out, visit my website.

increasing security to stop a troubled teen

Camouflaging Your Home Security Cameras

Maria Watkins

Security cameras around your property can offer a higher level of home security, but those cameras can take away from the perfect finish of your home. If you love the idea of what security cameras can do but loathe the look of them, you can camouflage them.

How many cameras do you camouflage?

Before camouflaging all of the cameras on your home, think about exactly what you hope to achieve with those cameras. Do you want them to be clearly visible to work as a deterrent, or do you want them to blend into the décor of your home to catch activity around your property without criminals knowing that they are being recorded?

If so, the perfect solution is to camouflage some of the cameras and leave one or two visible from the street. Having one or two cameras easily visible will help to deter criminals, while the camouflaged ones will still capture movement in areas that they think are unmonitored, providing you with security and a beautiful view at the same time.

How do you camouflage security cameras?

Many security cameras are installed in the area just below the soffit and fascia on a home. If you could change the color of the cameras to blend in with the the soffit and fascia, they would be harder to see from the ground. To go about doing that, follow the steps below:

  1. Find PVC piping that is slightly larger than the security camera. You want the camera to fit snugly in the PVC pipe, but have enough room for some air to move through the pipe.
  2. Cut the pipe to be 1 inch longer than the camera. This will help to hide the wiring that comes from the back of the camera.
  3. Drill a hole for the camera mount. Use a drill bit that is slightly larger than the diameter of the camera mount. Put the pipe in a vice to hold it steady as you drill the hole through it. Make sure that the hole you drill is large enough for the mount and all of the hardware needed to attach the camera to it.
  4. Sand the pipe with 200-grit sandpaper. This will help to smooth the rough spots left from cutting and drilling and give the plastic a little more grip for the paint to adhere to.
  5. Prime and paint the pipe a color that matches your soffit perfectly.
  6.  Once the paint has dried, remount the cameras on your home. Your cameras are now more difficult to see from the street.

Your home security doesn't have to take away from the appearance of your home. This project will help you camouflage the cameras that protect your home and family so they can do their job without being intrusive.