I suppose in near future, we might be able to get cameras in form factors/shapes that add some visual appeal while retaining their functionality... This evening I mounted one IPC-HDW5231R-ZE by one of the pillars... (will upload pics soon) and it blends in (apart from the black front). Driving from other side of house, it is impossible to tell there is a camera there unless one looks for it. Blends right into the white trim board. While it is higher than exactly 8 ft, it is looking over the walkway... I need to order a POE switch (last piece in the puzzle - I'll start a new thread for this) to test / aim properly.