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Build a Birdhouse to Hide Security Cameras
Are you looking to build a birdhouse for security cameras to fool potential intruders and enhance your security? If so, you’re at the right place.
Building a security camera birdhouse isn’t an easy thing; you need to do things in the right way to properly conceal your security camera in the birdhouse. From choosing the right materials to managing electric wires (if you have a wired security camera), everything should be done with the greatest accuracy to give intruders the impression that they’re not being filmed or monitored by any camera.
If you want to build a security camera birdhouse by yourself, we have put together some important information to help you build a birdhouse for CCTV or security cameras. If this is your first time building a birdhouse, it’s important that you first watch some tutorials online to get an idea of how it’s done.
In this article, we'll cover the following insider tips:
- Tools you'll need
- Best type of wood to use
- Consider bird dimensions
- Building the birdhouse
- Find the right place for your birdhouse
- Seeking further improvement
Get Everything Ready
You’re supposed to arrange everything before you start building your birdhouse. You need to select the right material, size and shape of the birdhouse. You can use wood as a primary material for your birdhouse construction.
Building a birdhouse is very similar to building a structure using Lego blocks. You’ll need wood pieces to form a birdhouse structure using sturdy nails or adhesive glue. All the equipment and tools for birdhouses are easily available in the market. If the reason behind building a birdhouse is to enhance your home or office security, you should use a structure that is less visible.
Tools You’ll Need to Build a Birdhouse
You will need the following tools:
- Speed square
- Tape measure
- Saw (a miter saw is perfect)
- Holesaw bits
- Good quality drill
The Best Wood Type for Your Birdhouse
Although wood is considered the best material for birdhouses, there are some specific wood types (like treated wood or plywood) that you aren’t supposed to use for your birdhouse. The best wood types include cedar, pine, cypress or redwood. Don’t use metal as it doesn’t offer heat insulation.
Birds and Their Dimensions
Before you start crafting your security camera birdhouse, it’s important that you take all aspects into consideration. You need to know which bird species live in your surroundings and which specific bird species you want to host a house.
Birds are very picky, and they will come to your birdhouse only when it is suitable and comfortable for them. So you need to take your birdhouse dimensions seriously. You also need to see if the design of your birdhouse is okay for your security camera to operate fully.
The Building Phase
After you’ve picked the right size and shape of your birdhouse and cut the wood into required pieces, join the pieces firmly using nails or adhesive glue. It’s very simple and you don’t need to have special knowledge or go through any training to build a birdhouse yourself.
Decide the Right Place for Your Birdhouse
Whatever place you pick for your birdhouse, make sure it’s safe and invisible for strangers. If you have some foliage outside your home or property, there’s nothing better than choosing a dense tree bush for your security camera birdhouse. You can also get inspiration online by visiting blogs and websites covering home security.
Seek Suggestions for Further Improvements
Asking others for their valuable suggestions is something that always pays off. People who’ve already built a security camera birdhouse can better guide you. You can also use some credible online platforms such as Quora to ask people for their recommendations.
When it comes to designing the exterior, you can paint your birdhouse using a color scheme that attracts birds. Your security camera arrangements inside the birdhouse should also be impeccable to give intruders an impression that there’s no security camera filming them.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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