The best deterrent for criminal behavior is placing a security camera in plain sight. Yet, you may think you need to camouflage your security camera to get real behavior from people. Luckily, many security cameras already come designed to be hidden. If you need to camouflage pre-existing cameras, here’s how to do it.
Hide Your Camera Inside Everyday Objects
You can hide your camera in plain sight as long as it is around very bland objects. If the camera is around your collection of Harry Potter books, a burglar would be less likely to spot it since they would be focused on stealing objects of more value. Some objects you can hide your camera in and around include:
- Curtain rods
- Desk plants
- Door frames
- Entertainment centers
- Fake rocks
- Light switch plate
- Smoke alarms
- Stuffed animals
- Tissue boxes
Note: If you’re planting security cameras in outside objects, make sure they are waterproof. Non-waterproof cameras will ensure that you don’t have to replace your stock after every rain.
Paint Your Camera
Match the color of the area with your camera, then apply a nice coat of paint to the outside. If you have an exterior camera, you could paint it with camouflage colors to make the camera even harder to spot.
For an incredible example, read this post on how one man blended a camera into his gutter system.
Blend Your Wires In With The Scenery
A wire running to your DVR stands out. Run your wires along molding, windows, ceilings, and blend them in with existing lines. Also, if you can afford it, use wireless security cameras.
Hang Your Camera in a High Place
Most people will find security cameras in the corners of most stores. But, if you attach a camera to a light fixture, top of a bookshelf, or other dangling roof attachment, you can camouflage the camera in plain sight.
Place Your Camera Inside a Mirrored Tissue Box
A mirrored tissue box will function as a one-way mirror: you’ll see them, but they won’t see the camera. Simply drop the camera inside the box, make sure you can see out, and you should be good to go.