I have a camera mounted on a wood plank which in turn is mounted on the siding of the garage. Fortunately, it's under the eaves and I didn't see any water getting to this area in the rain.
The dark wood plank looks ugly to me, so I want to get rid of it and either (1) mount the camera directly to the siding or (2) use some kind of a siding mounting block that is small and paintable.
Unfortunately, behind the wood plank, there are 3 holes, each about 1-inch in diameter. Looks like the installer drilled a hole and hit the stud, so drilled another hole, which also hit the stud, and finally on 3rd try, it went through all the way inside.
My questions are:
Should I mount the camera directly to the siding, or use some kind of a siding mounting block? If I want to upgrade the camera at some point, would it be better to use a mounting block?
What do I do with the 3rd hole (where the wire currently goes through) to make it smaller, less visible, and water proof?
How do I patch the 1st and 2nd holes (which serve no purpose)?
Three screws are currently holding the wood plank. How do I patch 3 screw holes once I get rid of the plank?
I'm very new at this, so I'd appreciate any insight you could provide. Thank you so much!