CCTV cable routing

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by furious_customer, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    I have bought a cheap 2 camera CCTV system that I would like to install so that it covers my driveway and back door of the house.

    Looking on you-tube, I see that many installers fix plastic conduit to the outside of the building and run the cabling for the cameras inside this.

    Is this the normal method? It's surely a serious compromise on the integrity of the system?
  2. sparky steve

    sparky steve Member

    It will be compromised when they attempt to/or break in wearing balaclavas! A local garage in my area was recently broken into by thieves wearing balaclavas.needless to say the cctv was useless as was impossible to identify them. Most important- it did not deter them from breaking in.
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  3. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    My thinking is that if they steal my car I would at like least to see it disappear from the drive in a puff of smoke.
    Good point about the balaclavas though!
  4. MrM

    MrM Member

    Speaking from experience, you'd be far better saving your money against CCTV systems and installing a rising bollard or two at the end of your drive, if it's your vehicle you wish to protect, or perhaps a decent security spot light.

    Otherwise, you may as well put up dummy cameras, as if someone is going to break in, they'll do it, regardless of cameras.
  5. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Good point MrM, but too late because I bought it already :)
    To be fair it's only 60 quid for 2 HD cameras and an DVR from amazon - I wouldn't spend much more than that for the reasons you mentioned.

    Plus I am a techo-junkie and love playing with new toys.
  6. Comlec

    Comlec Well-Known Member

    Fit a tracker. I have one in my van. To protect my car it is fitted with a '04' plate and a Vauxhall badge.
  7. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    So no chance of the car being nicked for use as a get-a-way car then?

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