Hole size for mounting & advice for water sealing

Looking for some help and ideas when mounting the camera to a wall.

What size hole do you drill through your wall to pass through the Ethernet cable when mounting the camera? How is it recommended to water seal the hole? I’m going to need to mount the camera to stucco, so the surface isn’t even flat which doesn’t help, although theoretically I could sand the stucco (perhaps?) to level it out before mounting. I’m going to be mounting the camera half way up a wall so it’s not protected from the rain by any overhang of the roof. I’m wondering if people generally push through the 12" attached Ethernet cable through the hole into your home, and either then fill the hole with sealant, or use some rubber seal around the camera mount when clamping to the wall. Or whether people run the Ethernet cable out of the house and connect it to the camera on the outside of the house, although that leaves a loop of the cable visible outside the house or a junction box, either of which feels less elegant.

Also, once mounted, does the camera’s ball joint provide 360 degree rotation, and up to 90 degrees bend at the ball joint? Or does it even go beyond 90 degrees a little?


User Manuals:

Jonty - which page is the question answered?

I’m not a certified installer, but here is some information:

If you are going to have the water-resist connector left outside, to minimize the size of the hole, you can run the RJ45 connector from the outside in rather than running the water-resist connector from inside out.
With the RJ45 connector on, you should be able to to use a 5/8" drill bit. It may need to be longer than regular bits (e.g. 12" to 18"), to get through whatever is behind the spot you are mounting.

If you are going to try to run the cable from the camera into that hole, you may need 1/2" (didn’t measure that, but easy enough to do).

You can seal the it with RTV or other outdoor sealant. You can seal the camera body to the wall or not, as long as the hole is sealed.

The joint should allow for a 90 degree bend and 360 degree rotation.