I just followed these steps from LifeHackster:
I’ve done this several times. I have 6 Floodlight Pros mounted around my house now.
I used this Junction box for under $7 right now:
Cut off the end of any size extension cord, stick it through one of those holes, and screw in the sealer plugs on all the other holes:
Then Just screw the box onto the wall and plug the cord into an outlet.
It works great. I’ve done it with lots of Floodlight Pros already.
I put this one at the back-corner of my backyard wall so I have one facing back toward the house, instead of always AWAY from the house:
(the cord clips are an ingenious thing…I drilled a tiny hole in the brick, then took some tiny wooden dowel pins and hammered it into the hole, then I can nail the wire clips into the wood instead of into brick.
This one is using an extension cord, but it goes back into the brick and plugs into my garage so you can’t even tell that it is using an extension cord:
This one is hung by an obvious extension cord but I like how the wiring weaves through the mortar cracks. I do have a few wire clips in there to hold it up/in-place in case of wind, etc.
This one is already setup and put together and about to be installed. I just need to drill 2 holes in my brick wall and screw it in. I just installed everything inside my house, and now It will take all of about 5 minutes once the ladder is up…Drill a hole in the wall, pop in a little wall anchor, and screw it in. I’ve already done it so many times it only takes a few minutes. Really simple.
Also, once you mount it on the wall, if you are using an extension cord through one of the front holes (use one of the bottom holes), I’d just recommend squeezing some silicone sealant or caulk around the hole the extension cord goes into, and then use at least 1 wire-clip somewhere near the top of the extension cord so that it holds the wire up from gravity and wind stress.
My self-mounting solution only cost me: Extension cord (price varies depending on the length (mostly, I used these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BZD4WYVS ), and the $7 Junction Box to mount on the wall. No expensive electrician needed, and it was WAY more simple than I thought it would be. I am extremely grateful to LifeHackster for the idea. It’s been invaluable.
I’ve had some of My floodlights setup with extension cords now since they launched, and they’ve been amazing. Like I said, I’m up to 6 of these now, because I can install them ANYWHERE. They’re my favorite camera on the market. They’re so awesome.