Surveillance Camera Cables through Ceiling - How?

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Old 03-28-18, 07:31 AM
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Surveillance Camera Cables through Ceiling - How?

Hello,

I am trying to find a way how to air-tighten/sealing all the BNC cables which going through the ceiling to prevent airflow.
I thought there were some kind of wall plates/connectors for that on the marked, but I could not find any.
I do not just want to drill holes to the ceiling and pull the cables through. Looks nasty and attic air will come through.

Does anyone have any idea how to do this?

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Old 03-28-18, 07:54 AM
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Yes, there are wall plates for numerous types of connectors. You may have to look other than at a big box home center or order them online.

 
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I used CAT6 cable with a POE switch for my security cameras, but the process for running cables should be the same. I ran the cables from the attic down inside an interior wall, then cut a hole for a low-voltage old-work box and fished the wires through the hole. In the attic, it was fairly easy to find the interior wall, since the top plate was exposed. I drilled a hole in the top plate large enough for all the wires, fed them through the hole, then filled the hole with fire-block caulk.
 
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My cables have these plugs. So, your plate will not work.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....Z%2Bd6LkZL.jpg
 
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The wall plate Pilot posted will work. The backside of the plate has another male connector, so your cable will connect to the plate and be hidden in the gang box.

 
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Where do I get this plate?
 
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Old 03-28-18, 10:15 AM
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https://smile.amazon.com/RiteAV-Vide...bnc+wall+plate

Home Depot, Lowes, and most hardware stores should carry them.
 
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The photo I posted was just an example. You just need to search for the plate you need. They are out there in almost any flavor. They even have them with the DC power jack so you can handle the video signal and power in one wall plate.

 
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If you cut a hole in drywall to run the cables through, you'll probably want to get this too.



It secures itself to the drywall hole and provides screw holes to mount the wall plate.

FYI, this is for low-voltage connections only. Do not use this for 110v power.
 
 

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