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How to mount CCTV Cameras? Nine Options Explained!

How to mount CCTV Cameras? Nine Options Explained!

Mounting your surveillance camera properly is just as important as choosing the right cameras. To get the most out of your security system, let’s talk about how to choose a mount that meets different installation requirements.  

Starting with some of the most common camera types:

 Turret Dome PT Turret comparison - Aukoo Vision

And some of the common mounts:

Wall Mounts - Aukoo Vision

Wall Mounts - Aukoo Vision

Some main Factors that we need to take into considerations when choosing mounts:

  • Color: The color needs to be as consistent as possible with the scene environment and matching camera
  • Material: Different materials (composite fiber/aluminum alloy/stainless steel) have different supporting strength and environmental adaptability
  • Adjustable Angle: whether it can be adjusted to a desired angle for monitoring
  • Installation Scene: indoor/outdoor/level of protection, etc.

Nine options to install your camera:

  • Fixing the camera on the ceiling directly with screws

 Mounting Guide - Aukoo Vision

The wiring for this method could be either inside the wall or by-the-side:

Two ways of wiring - Aukoo Vision

  • With Wall Mounts

wall mounts - Aukoo Vision

  • With Ceiling Pendant Mounts

 wall mounts - Aukoo Vision

Adjust the mount to the desired height. Usually used for PT cameras.


  • With Vertical Pole Mount

wall mounts - Aukoo Vision

Ideal for fixing the camera on the street poles. 

  • With Corner Mount

Corner Mount - Aukoo Vision

  • Direct Built-in

Camera Built-in Installation - Aukoo Vision

Ideal for installing indoor dome cameras. 

  • Overhead Installation

  Overhead installation - Aukoo Vision

Overhead installation is desirable when we cannot mount the camera on the outside of the high-rise. 

  • With Junction Box - for Dome cameras

Junction box - Aukoo Vision

The outgoing wires of the dome cameras cannot directly pass through the ceiling, so the wires will be hanging outside which affects the appearance. Mounting the cameras with a junction box will help avoid messy wiring and leave a neat look.

  • With Angled Ceiling Mount -  for Dome cameras

Angled ceiling mount - Aukoo Vision

Ideal for installing dome cameras in deep corridor scenes to avoid having blind spots. 

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