Intro: Outdoor Plug Cover Security Cam
I had a problem with packages disappearing from my porch.
I decided a wireless IP cam would be a great solution.
I was faced with two problems.
• where to hide it
•where to plug it in.
Step 1: Maybe Where to Place It and Where to Power It Could Be the Same Place.
It dawned on me, the camera will fit in an outdoor outlet box.
Step 2: Peep Hole.
I removed the cover and measured where to place the hole. Then using a step bit I drilled about a 3/16 hole.
Ironically the hole was perfectly centered on one of the ejector pin marks on the casting.
Step 3: Attaching the Camera.
I took the modified cover and glued the camera into it.
Step 4: Mount It to the Wall.
I removed the current cover plate and replaced it with my new camera box.
Step 5: The Power Supply Didn't Fit.
I ran into an issue with the supplied power supply not fitting. Luckily I had a different style 5v power supply available. This was the secret to fitting everything in the box.
Step 6: Enjoy Your Secret Camera.
This turned out better than I expected. When the box is closed there's almost no way to tell, the tiny hole is the only giveaway. Theres even a spot for a tiny lock or zip tie to secure the box and prevent tampering.