I have a window that looks out to the front yard and would like to mount a v2 directly on to the glass. This window has no ledges, so the only way is to “stick” the camera directly. I thought about mounting it outside, however as I live in an apartment building, the HOA rules prevents me from doing so.
I’ve tried various double sided tapes, most don’t work for long…the longest was the 3M outdoor double sided tape, that lasted a week. Is there any other way I can mount a V2 directly to glass. is there any double sided tapes that would be good on glass?
However you mount it, try to take the strain off the power cable. The camera isn’t very heavy, but a power cable and maybe even an extension cord hanging off from it can get to be a bit much. So hang the cable on something to remove the weight. For me, I tied the camera cable to a curtain rod, then plugged the extension cord into the cable hanging down.
The adhesive in the included double-sided tape ring is extremely strong. If you affix it to the front of the carmera, then have to move or remove it from the window later, you may end up damaging he camera. I’ve never heard of anyone trying this, but there’s always a first time.
I am using Velcro (H&L with “double stick”) to affix 3 of my cameras tight to the window.
I’ve a narrow aluminum window sash which is about 1" deep.
I put a strip of H&L on the sill, and matching on the base of the V2.
With that the weight of the cord was enough so the camera just tilted back. So I affixed H&L “dots” on the window and front of the cameras.
I’m pretty sure 4 H&L dots would hold a V2 w/ cord.
If I recall correctly, the included adhesive ring is 3M VHB and it will definitely do the job. I’ve mounted several dashcams to windshields with VHB and they don’t come off until they are intentionally removed. I had a Dropcam mounted to a glass window using VHB.
Make sure you clean both surfaces before applying any adhesive.
A little tip for everyone: If you have to remove anything stuck on with double sided tape, find someone who fishes and borrow some 50 lb monofilament line. This works well on the foam double sided tape. Never tried it with the thin double sided tape, but it might also work.
I have one of each of these that the v2’s set on , the face of the cam is right Against the window .
They work great and Contrary to popular belief they do not fall off , Been stuck on the windows a year now .
You can put them anywhere on any window you want And if you decide you want to move it to a different spot or different window , no problem