Outdoor Dropcam Housing

commentsI’ve been trying to think of a good way to mount my Dropcam on my front porch. Not necessarily a hidden camera; just one that blends nicely into the architectural decor, shall we say.  I’d rather have something that looks like a piece of garden art, than a big eyeball at my front door, you know?

While I’m satisfied with the way the Dropcam works when setup in my front window, facing out; I just don’t like the way it looks there. Visually, it just seems to call attention to itself. I also want to be able to take advantage of the audio capability of this security camera, so I can use it as a front door 2-way intercom.

In this video, I kick around 5 different ways I’m considering as a way to make a good-looking outdoor housing for my front door Dropcam. Each of these setups cost only about $10 each! Take a look and let me know if you think they will work? Have you come up with a good hidden Dropcam idea? Please leave your suggestions in the comments!

Dropcam also makes another version called Dropcam Pro, which has a wider view, which you could consider. For me and this location, this one is plenty wide for my front door camera. You can pickup Dropcam HD on Amazon or purchase one directly from the Dropcam website.
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Don’t forget to check out my other Dropcam Videos: sort of an unboxing, setup and review of my new Dropcam HD video. And also the follow-up to this video, where I put the Birdhouse idea into action! (See Related Posts below)
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So …. tell me what you think! Will any of these ideas work for you? Got a better idea? Let me know in the comments below!
hey mimi    suredo_green

9 Comments Outdoor Dropcam Housing

  1. Matt

    Awesome idea for an outdoor housing! I had been tinkering around for some time on my own as well but finally bought one of the cases from Dropcases.com and that’s been working great for us. Already ordered some more Dropcams for our backyard 🙂

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    1. Stuart Wise

      I tried building my own case for the dropcam. It didn’t work too well so I decided to purchase a dropcase! seems to keep all the weather out.

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  2. Mimi

    Does Dropcam make a weatherproof case now? I wasn’t aware of that! I checked the Dropcam website and didn’t see it in the “store” section of the their site. I would love to try it out. Now, I’m on the hunt!
    Thanks for the tip!
    Mimi

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  3. Caroline Goodwin

    It would be great if there was a better way to hide the Drocpam in your house. I have seen Dropcam video footage on youtube that shows how burglars go straight to the Dropcam and disable it.

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