I've recently installed some security cameras, but due to attic access through the soffit, I ended out having to drill some holes away from where the cameras were actually mounted. What are my options for plugging these holes?

view of soffit, with two holes in wood approx 3/4" in diameter, with wires coming from one hole leading to two security cameras

One YouTube video I watched, the guy used some low-profile junction box, but I can't seem to find anything of similar size, for under like $10/each.

Can I just cut a piece of wood, route a channel for the cable, and then screw that to my (wooden) soffit? A 4"x4" piece of wood would be plenty large enough to cover the hole and have room for screws left over. Or is there something besides "junction box" that I should be searching for?

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    Including some pictures would be very helpful to getting good answers. Use the "edit" button below your question's text, select the "moon and mountains" icon, and you can upload photos to be included in your question. Apr 28 at 20:08
  • Is your issue plugging extra holes from pulling the wire or covering the wire from where it exits the hole and goes to the camera?
    – mikes
    Apr 28 at 20:27
  • vinyl plank samples are that size, and tough.
    – dandavis
    Apr 29 at 3:56
  • Without a photo we really can’t help the distance away from the hole would be a guess the size of the hole you drilled would be a guess and the type of soffit you actually have would be a guess. VTC
    – Ed Beal
    Apr 29 at 14:44
  • Added a photo, FWIW Apr 29 at 21:20

You can plug the hole with exterior silicone caulking. It comes in squeeze tubes or caulking gun tubes. That's probably all you need.

For a more aesthetic finish, and a hard cover to prevent stubborn rodents to bite through (though unlikely needed), you can apply a an exterior cable cover. This is best done in one step, with the caulking still fresh and uncured.

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