The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera comes from a company that’s been around the home security camera arena for some time. The camera is an inexpensive and reliable option for those wanting an outdoor bullet camera. For a lot more information on this camera, read this detailed review.
The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera is made of metal and is fairly heavy coming in at about one pound. Any alternative mount needs to be sturdy enough to handle the heavier device. A mount made for a lightweight camera will not work.
A decent mount is provided with the Zmodo camera. It’s a ball and socket design that is fairly short. It’s made to bolt down to a flat surface. It can also be used as a stand on a table similar to what you see in the photo that accompanies this article.
The stock mount attaches to the bottom of the Zmodo bullet camera using a standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole. This industry standard screw hole is what is found on a tripod. Smartly, the mount industry has also embraced this pattern so many universal camera mounts will work fine. Just need to ensure the weight can be supported.
Any alternative mount is going to need to be adjustable. The Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera has a somewhat limited 62 degree wide angle lens. This is half what is normally seen in non bullet cameras. Extra adjustment capability is needed to ensure you can get the best angle for your Zmodo camera.
So, let’s look at some home mounts and tripods for the Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera. By the way, don’t worry if the camera is upside down as the software can flip it over for you.
For those looking to do a screw on flat surface mount but are finding the stock mount to be insufficient should consider the Arkon Camera Wall Mount for CCTV POV Camcorders Cameras. This is a well made metal mount suitable for heavy cameras that need support from the bottom. This mount attaches to a wall or ceiling. Use the three adjustment points to get the proper angle. In my opinion, it’s the best mount for a Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera. The adjustment potential coupled with the metal construction are hard to beat.
A suction mount can be used on a smooth non-porous surface. I have used the Arkon Heavy Duty Sticky Suction Cup Camera Mount and it’s worked reliably. It’s a good mount for attaching to glass or metal (not for a wall). There is a heavy duty locking suction cup with two adjustment points. The camera adapter has the necessary 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw adapter to fit the bottom of the camera. Be sure the glass surface is completely free of dirt or debris prior to attachment. This mount has a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer.
Naturally since the Zmodo camera has a tripod screw hole, you can also use a tripod. Consider the Acuvar 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod which works fine with the Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera. Screw the camera onto the tripod and adjust the head to the proper angle. Be sure to place it in an area where you aren’t going to knock it over. Also think about a pet knocking into it. The camera is easy to install and remove from the tripod. Just a matter of turning it so the tripod screw engages.
Any of these mounts will work fine with the Zmodo HD Wireless Bullet Outdoor Camera and can help use your camera in locations not supported by the included mount out of the box.