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Hiding CCTV wiring, external wall, without drilling/recessing or cable chasing. Possible Trunking?

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  1. MissBuilding1975

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    Hi Guys,

    I am going to be installing a CCTV system on my property this week, though i have been skeptical on how to hide the wiring on the external brick wall. I do not want to recess the wires into to wall or through the cavity. I would just prefer to cable clip the wires on the brick wall and hope i could conceal the wires with some sort of external conceal trunking so it doesn't look like there are wires there? is this possible and if so what kind of trunking could i get which does make things look so obvious.

    Ultimately, i just want the wires to be hidden concealed without having to drill cavities into the wall but in addition to not making the outside of my home look ugly.

    Any ideas from you guys would be very much grateful.


    The only time i will be drilling into the brick is when I collect all the external wires from the cameras together and drill a hole to put these through into the internal home and connect up to my cctv system inside. Followed by filling the hole and placing a burst plate on top.

    There will only one cable coming from each camera because the cameras are POE (Power Over Ethernet) IP cameras, 8 cameras = 8 ethernet cables around the external of the home. How can i conceal this.

    Thank you so much guys to all who answer in advance.

    thank you.
     
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    Why not go wireless?
     
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    Trying to hide the cable with trunking will look more obvious than the cable itself. You will see a camera and then trunks which will be bigger than the cable running away from it. If you want it hidden pick places to mount them where there is a short run to hide like near drain pipe or under gutter line. Wireless still needs power so no real benefit and less reliable.
     
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    I've just read this elsewhere on this forum.
     
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    I can't comment on their reliability , but they have batteries so no cables.
     
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    OP wants to fit 8 external cameras. 8 x external cameras in hard to reach places replacing batteries every month that’s not even worth considering.
     
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    Sorry, I never noticed that bit:oops:
     
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    Whats the point of concealing wires? with 8 camera's everyone will know there must be wiring.
     
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    To be honest without knowing the design of you home there is really little help you help you get here, For instance hiding cables behind soffit boards is one possibility if you even have them. Raking out a mortar bed joint and buring the cable with a repointed joint is another option if you have brickwork. However 8 cables at the point where they come together will look bad. If your walls were rendered then perhaps a trunking in a corner is a possiblity.

    Much will depend upon where the camers are located, but those at high level can usually make use of the roof space to route a cable before dropping somewhere convenient or less obtrusive.

    It has already been said that trunking is not really going to look especially neater than clipped cables although towards the gathering of the cables it probably will look better and 8 cables.
     
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