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Wiring CCTV - Hiding Cables

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by Stuart Frost, 30 Dec 2020.

  1. Stuart Frost

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    Hi. I am going to be fitting some CCTV cameras soon and I was just wondering whether I should hide the cables in the cavity via the loft or just tack the cables around the house.

    I intend to mount the cameras just above the first level of the house as I don’t want them too high or too low. I could drill out from above the skirting but I think that may look too messy inside the house.

    Is there a standard way of doing it?

    Thanks

    Stu
     
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    Check cavity in loft , if it’s open drill up at a steep angle with a long drill bit into the cavity , push some rods up to the loft with cable attached ....there are various options , taking off plastic down pipe and clip or conduit behind ect...
     
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  4. Stuart Frost

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    Thanks. I’ll check that out.
     
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    That normally possibly on new builds or only house built in a certain era?
     
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    Not really ...some areas are 9” brickwork ....no cavities, then it’s 20mm conduit ...
     
  7. Stuart Frost

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    Mines from the late 70s. I think it has a cavity as I’ve drilled from inside to outside before and there was a gap between the bricks.
     
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