Painting the Camera.

As discussed on the blog entry about Decoy Cameras the best solution is to hide the expensive real camera and install visible decoy cameras for deterrence.

The Axis P1347E comes in a very sturdy Vandal resistant Housing, and is painted bright white.

The Axis P1347E comes in a very sturdy vandal resistant Housing, and is painted bright white.

The Axis Cameras come white from the factory for maximum visibility and deterrence they are designed to be mounted high on buildings and poles where they are not easily stolen or vandalized. We cannot do that in a neighborhood with 1 story houses, so we have to make to make the cameras less obvious.

In the Starter kit we bought a can of black Mat Rust-Oleum, time to use it.

Note:First test the camera to make sure it works, it is much easier to return a camera for repair that has not been painted.

1) Remove the Sun Shield
2) Cover the Front Window and the little vent to prevent painting them (I used painters tape)

Front window covered in Painter's Tape

Front window covered in Painter's Tape

3) Mount the camera on a study footing (I used an old tree stump) using the strong wood screws from the starter kit.

Camera mounted on a tree stump for painting

Camera mounted on a tree stump for painting

4) Start spraying

Camera Spraying in progress

Camera Spraying in progress

5) Parts of the inside of the sun shield will be visible from certain angles so make sure you paint the inside of the sun-shield too.

Paint the inside of the Sun shield

Paint the inside of the Sun shield

6) Stealth Camera is the result.

After the paint has dried the mat black gives a very stealthy appearance.

After the paint has dried the mat black gives a very stealthy appearance.

You are now ready to mount the camera in the right location.

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