@hook3m has his answer and his reasons, but I'll wager it's because the pigtail to the cams is not weather resistant at the connector, is not meant for exposure to the elements and is too short anyway to make it into the box...that's why I mount them similarly as he has done.Are you using the camera mounts because the cam's have a larger base diameter than the cross section of the pole?
Please elaborate and clarify....are you saying that you would have cut holes in this pole for the wiring and not used junctions boxes for the cameras?Just a question because I do it differently.
BTW never met any material that a Bosch mandrel and hole saw cannot cut a circle as good as a waterjet.
Yes, inside the box is a POE switch and the power supply for the Ubiquiti Nano. Bird spikes is a good idea. I will add those this weekend. I decided to mount the box above the cameras since it's located next to a basketball court in a problem neighborhood park.Nice! Does the box house the POE switch for the cams and passive POE injector + power supply for the UBNT?
Now if only the birds won't perch atop that box; I had to put stainless steel anti-bird spikes atop a similar install in N. CA.; the pigeons (flying rats, I call 'em) could muck it up BAD in just a short time.
3 reasons, the cameras are wider than the pole (camera 5", pole 4"), using a junction box provides better weather protection for the connectors, and the junction box has hooks to hang the camera from so they don't fall when you working and 12 feet up ladder. .That should be rock solid.
Are you using the camera mounts because the cam's have a larger base diameter than the cross section of the pole?
Junction boxes are cheap, around $10 each and were included in the job quote so cost wasn't an issue. The height of the pole sticking out of the ground is 15 feet. Cameras are at 12 and 13 feet.Thanks hook3m, explains a lot.
I don't recognise those cams but here they would be great for business if they were within hurling distance of basketball armed teens
Where I am, those junction boxes would cost more than using a taller and thicker gauge "pole".
What height are the cams because I would use bird spikes facing down the pole as well as on top?
Here is the link to the box:Great Install ! I got something similar install coming up, do you think its possible that you could provide me a little more info about that custom enclosure box? possibly a link would be great, How's the power going in to that pole? can you take some inside pictures,