While we build our house, we are currently in a rental property. Sadly, the area we are renting in due to the incessant demand for rental properties is not exactly brimming with respectable individuals.
Given we have two young children and we’ve worked hard to buy the items we have, we don’t want some meth-head breaking into our house and taking our stuff.
After some research, we settled on the Eufy security cameras (not the Eufy 2c ones).
The problem with the Eufy cameras is not only are they quite heavy, but they come with outdoor mounting brackets which require you to drill into brick/concrete with a masonry bit and then hammer in some plastic masonry plugs and screw into them. All well and good, if you’re not renting.
My first instinct was double-sided mounting tape. I bought some 3M mounting tape would claimed to support upwards of 6.7kg in weight. However, to support a decent amount of weight, you need to use quite a few inches of tape to get the needed support.
My first attempt to secure my Eufy camera to the brick with double-sided tape resulted in the camera staying in place for about 3 hours before plummeting to the ground. Fortunately, the camera was not damaged in the fall, just scuffed on one of the edges.
For this exact reason, I do not recommend you use double-sided mounting tape to mount your Eufy cameras. I know many people online say it’s fine and have had good experiences, but why risk damaging your expensive cameras? The solution turns out to be much more simple: gutter mounts. This Amazon gutter clamp is what you are after.
The aforementioned link to the gutter mount I bought required no drilling, taping, or permanent modifications to the house: perfect for a rental property. They come in two colours: black and white. If you have dark gutters, get the black ones and vice-versa.
Despite the image not looking overly impressive, these mounts are quite sturdy and seem weather proof. Not to mention, you get more flexibility to swivel and move your cameras around than you do with the provided exterior mounting brackets that come in the Eufy box.
These gutter mounts also seem to support all Eufy cameras, including Eufy 2k, Eufy 2 and Eufy 2c. The only thing you need is a ladder or a really tall person on a sturdy chair.
Even after we move into our house after the build is complete, I think I prefer the idea of using gutter mounts over permanent mounts, it means you can move them around if you ever want to change the angles or positions later on, they also feel more sturdy to me.