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How do I connect outdoor security camera to a power source?

IP Camera has an ethernet cable and a dc12 cable that came with power adapter that plugs into outlet. Where the camera is going to be placed, there is a lamp nearby and power cables going into it, how ...
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a 90 degree electrical box adapter?

I am trying to install a Ring brand security light and camera. The mount will only work on a wall using a standard round electrical box. The only available electrical box is in the garage overhang. ...
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How do I prevent my security cameras from being stolen?

I'm in a high theft area and I plan to set-up three IP cameras: two outdoor and one indoor. Stealing the cameras is lucrative if the thieves know what they are doing since: They total around 10,000 ...
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installing security cameras

i want to thank everyone for their replies to my question about wiring. I need to get some security cameras installed but i am worried about raising my electric bill a lot. I have two questions, ...
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Security door with lock guard

I live in a city, and the back door of our condo has a regular wood and glass door that swings inward and a iron security door that swings outward. The security door currently has a deadbolt which un/...
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Security System Sensor Wiring Questions

I just disassembled my wired security system to hook my sensors to a konnected board to self manage through Smartthings. Inside the panel box cover is a listing of the zones. Basement Door Basement ...
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How to mount sandwich of wood, cooling fan, wood, and dome camera onto interior wall?

I have expensive but overheating dome cameras that I have no choice but to use. They need to be actively cooled. I want to mount on an existing interior wall a sandwich of: a 5/8” x 6” x 6” piece of ...
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Apartment security system service light is on

I live in an apartment that came with a security system. I've never used the system, but the system has been acting up lately. The system seems to be activating for no apparent reason (producing a ...
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Securing Windows Near Door

I already have a deadbolt keyed lock on my front door, but there is a small vertical window next to it and one above the door that could be broken out and a smaller person could get through or a ...
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Double deadbolt with screw cap

I purchased a Schlage double deadbolt B62N V 619. For my gate. It comes with a special B62 screw and a cap to hide it. How can I secure the cap so it doesn't fall off? I'm tempted to use glue...
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Can I add additional lighting to a standard motion security light?

I have a 2-story house with walkout basement, so my existing under-eave security light is essentially 3 stories above grade in the back. I swapped out the existing 100w flood bulbs in my motion ...
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How to brightly light an entire backyard area with only one electrical box? [closed]

The end goal is a security light for a backyard that provides ~10,000 lumens total output over an area of roughly 85 x 45 feet (26 x 14 meters). The problem is I haven’t found any ready made way to ...
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What are pop-rivet aluminium security bars vulnerable to?

Our landlord is replacing our windows. They've proposed moving from: wooden frame steel security bars screwed into frame to: metal frame aluminium security bars pop rivets Assume we leave our ...
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Using just power from ethernet cable for security camera?

I'm trying to install security cameras around my house. My problem comes when I try to find power for the locations I want to monitor. I have one camera mounted already, but it is 25 feet away from ...
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Should I replace a knob lock when replacing a matching deadbolt? [closed]

I've got three external doors with Callan knob lock and deadbolt sets. The deatbolts on two of the doors have failed due to a part on the inside that has deteriorated. I was hoping to replace the ...
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How can I enlarge a doorknob bore with common tools?

Okay, so I need to replace an old door knob for my mom. I guess she had tried to do it and wound up losing all packaging and the installation instructions, so I have no template for how much larger ...
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What kind of sensor will detect a car outside the end of my driveway?

Seeing a car loitering off the end of our driveway, on a shared gravel driveway. I want to put in a security light to discourage this. PIR sensors will not work well because they use heat, and a car ...
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1080p vs 4 megapixel security camera for identification at 50 feet [closed]

Our house has a driveway that's roughly 45-50 feet long from garage to street, and the house is two stories tall with 9-foot ceilings, meaning the eve of the roof is somewhere between 20-25 feet tall. ...
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Outward opening bedroom door without a lock

I rent a room in a private home and cannot change the doorknob, but I would like to be able to secure my room from others staying in the home. Is there a way to secure an outward opening interior door ...
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Should I use round or rectangular electrical boxes for stubbing exterior security cameras?

I'm building a new house and can't afford the cameras now, but I want to install the boxes on the exterior of the house and run Cat6 cable to them for PoE IP cameras at a later date. It is much easier ...
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Does home security system only link to wire-powered smoke detector but not the battery-powered ones?

Currently my home has battery-powered smoke/CO detectors, I wonder if in the future I am setting up a home monitoring security system with commercial company for the whole house (to detect things like ...
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How to attach a security camera to an existing box?

Our house was wired for security cameras, when we moved in, and I'm now getting around to install the cameras on some of the corners. However, the cameras and the separate mounts on sale today all ...
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Please help identify thing wired into my home alarm

Wired into my alarm panel per the enclosed photo is a small black-wrapped device wired to the 12V+, - & Earth. What might this be for - voltage stabilisation, noise reduction, ...? Grateful for ...
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How can I prevent pets from passing through an open window?

We live in a 6th floor and we have a huge sliding glass window that we like to open. The issue is that we have cats, so my concern is that if we leave the window open, one of the cats will jump out ...
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How can I unscrew this protected screw?

I think this was used to secure a weapon in the property I bought. It is like a flat drive, but only clockwise. One of four fixing was with a normal screw, which I removed.
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Can I install a switch on my overhead door opener's circuit for added security?

Garage doors in our neighborhood are being opened by a master code. Can an electrician wire the light switch to shut off power to the garage, so the door doesn't open at night or when we are away? I ...
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Can't calibrate infrared motion detector

I've installed a mains-switching infrared sensor unit, Cybertech LFMS-WH. It doesn't say passive sensing anywhere, but I think it is passive. The lamp switching part of the circuit works properly and ...
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Hardware to lock an internally opening door from the outside

Key Question: How to lock an internally opening door from the outside. I know that I could use a security hasp (image) or I could change the doornob but I am trying to avoid these two options. Why ...
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Installing security camera outdoors

My friend is planning on installing some security cameras on the outside of his house and I'll be helping him. I have a few questions: How do we avoid drilling through wires and pipes? Is there a ...
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Jack and Jill bathroom locks

What kind of locks do I get for a jack and jill bathroom so that you can have privacy in the bathroom as well as in both bedrooms?
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How can I temporarily adhere plastic conduit to a brick wall?

I am putting up an IP camera on my front porch, using Wifi for data and an extension cord to a nearby outdoor power outlet. I have put the power cord into a cheap round 3/4" plastic conduit. The ...
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Install interior camera on an exterior wall.

I am installing a Camera system, 2 story house, However I need to install one of the cameras on an exterior wall on the inside of the house. I have no way to gain access to the attic space at the wall....
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How to measure Voltage without disturbing the circuit?

I have an old alarm system which I'm trying to modernize. We don't use it for anything at the moment. My desire it to hook it to a Spark Particle that I have and use it to monitor some of the door ...
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Use PVC connector with flexible conduit?

I need to run some Cat5e cable outdoors for POE cameras. I want to run them through a flexible conduit. There's a place where I would need a 3 way (T piece connector). There isn't a 3 way for the type ...
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Securing conduit to HardiePlank

So I've decided to buy this conduit to run some Cat5e cables outdoor (POE cameras). I've also bought clamps for the conduits. My question is should I nail or screw the clamps into the HardiePlank ...
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how to protect outdoor cables

I've installed some outdoor security cameras and ran the Cat5e cables along the outside of the walls. Now I want to protect the parts where the cables are exposed to the sun. What are my options? I ...
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placement of security cameras

I installed 2 outdoor security cameras. But now that I've look at them, I wonder if I should move them under up higher to where the roof meets the wall in order to shield them from the elements. I've ...
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What type of home security system does not expose cameras to hackers? [closed]

All of the home security systems available at Walmart seem to rely on the Internet. Users can check their cameras via the Internet on their phones or work computers. This seems to introduce a ...
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Replacing a doorbell that controls the gate

We have a gate in a city with an intercom button on it. When guests push the button, it rings upstairs, and then we can talk with them or let them in with the press of a button. The button appears to ...
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Lock can be opened with credit card even when deadlatch is fully depressed

I just installed a standard deadlatch, very much like this: The problem is, it can be opened from the outside with a credit card. Of course, a properly installed deadlatch should make this ...
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How to secure opening to prevent access?

We have a 14" space between our garage and our neighbor's block wall. It leads to an alley in the back of our house. It's just wide enough for someone to fit through if they want to enter from the ...
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Home security alarm set off when breakers shut off!

I have a DSC Power 832 PC5010 security system in my home. Although I have not armed the system since I purchased the house this past year, the alarm was set off recently when an electrician shut off ...
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How many of these items does the electrician put in?

Planning for a new construction. For the interior walls does the electrician: a. put in the orange tube for running future technology wires? b. wire for cat 6 Ethernet cabling for hard wire computer ...
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Installing Motion Sensor Security Light Over My Garage

I want to find a power source for a sensor light over my garage. The closest options I see are a dual wall outlet that is being used for a fluorescent light and my garage door opener and a circular ...
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Lots of security cameras but no DVR, what one do i get? [closed]

I recently purchased a 4 acre property, and the seller left all of his security cameras but took the dvrs. There's at least 10 cameras. Some are newer models but there some that look to be from 4-5 ...
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Is it possible to access an internet enabled cctv camera only over wifi

I want to buy some CCTV cameras and I'm wondering if I can get an internet enabled one and access it from my own computer/iPad/phone only over wifi? Is this possible? Or does it have to be connected ...
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Supervised smoke detector

I am installing a security system (Honeywell/Ademco Vista 15p), and trying to figure out an installation of a 4-wire smoke detector. According to the installation manual (http://www....
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Home Alarm System Wire Box Placement

I have a new home construction and the home alarm system is being installed. I would like recommendations on the placement of the System Box. I'm thinking in a closet, and mounted on the wall up ...
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How do I trace a damaged security system wire?

I have a hard wired security system. I just finished hanging drywall. During the process, I apparently damaged a wire to either one of 4 windows or the door because I am getting a fault in the ...
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Suggestion to “Networkify” a dumb USB Security Camera

Some background: I live in a small condo complex where we're having an issue with our collective back yard getting an unsightly amount of uncollected dog turds. The HOA board decided to put up a ...