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    Default Need ideas for roof top mounted camera Bracket

    I am going to mount a CCTV camera on my roof to view the city area from a website, I have a camera housing and camera HO-SAH725HB-2 Vandal Proof Housing
    weight is about 3KG with camera and its pretty big.
    would you consider this mounting bracket setup appropriate for my set up I am wanting?? I want to build a bracket like the attached picture and mount it on top of the ridge capping, take 4 screws out and stick it on and put the screws back in and that should hold it nice and firmly without movement I hope. is it ok?
    anyone think of a better way??
    what type of metal should I use? aluminium?? mild steel will rust badly.
    And what thickness metal would you use??
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    Gee wozzzzza you come up with some beauties, sure you are not setting it up to look in the neighbours bedroom window?

    Camera's have to be solidly mounted and I'm not sure the roof would be real solid and absolutely no flex.

    I'm using IP camera's in a number of places bu they are solidly mounted and don't move.

    Are those roof screws rusting?

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    What camera have you got? What you plan sounds alright to me.
    I've got a Microsoft Lifecam HD mounted my roof. It's just in a PVC (black painted internally) pipe and a bracket I made up from Bunnies.

    Make sure you can get to it to keep the spider webs off every couple of months

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    as they say, boys and their toys.
    yes those roof screws are rusting, got a quote for $10k to replace them all and redo the silicone and dustboots, cheapest quote. something like 10,000 screws up there and getting done in a few months time after wet season here.
    camera I have is SAMSUNG TECHWIN CCTV
    and as for cobwebs, I don't think they like the roof up there as the tv antenna, foxtel dish, my CB radio/scanner antenna and cordless phone antenna have no cobwebs on them after a couple of years.
    that bracket measures about 250mm x 250mm so hoping it will be nice and sturdy as plenty of leverage to keep still on.

    what material should I make it out of though?? aluminium or what??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzzzza View Post
    and as for cobwebs, I don't think they like the roof up there as the tv antenna, foxtel dish, my CB radio/scanner antenna and cordless phone antenna have no cobwebs on them after a couple of years.
    I hope so mate. But we'll see when you link us up with your camera
    Heavy duty ali should be fine.

    That's a serious camera

    How's that weather station coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
    How's that weather station coming along?
    lost interest.

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