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Want to protect my outside junction box

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I have Blink security cameras that rely on wi-fi connection. The VM cable box is at the front of my house and could easily be opened and the wires cut and so no more security camera protection.

Therefore I would like to fit a cover over the junction box and the cable attached to it and fix to the wall in an effort to make things more difficult for any burglars which may deter them.

Can anyone suggest any type of ready made covering that would achieve this please?






Alessandro Volta

Topics in the past on here have sometimes asked for a protective cover for the omnibox (usually when the box is in a public place). I don't recall seeing a ready-made item on here.

You might be able to get a local metalwork fabricator to make something for you. You could also try your local electrical wholesaler to see if they can provide a metal enclosure to go over the box (a box within a box). The electrical wholesaler will probably also sell galvansied capping to cover the cable.

I'd politely suggest though that there are various points at which a burglar could disable a domestic internet connection. 21st century criminals seem to be little-bothered by the presence of CCTV so disabling it may not be that important to them. More likely they would be interested in getting in and out of a property as quickly as possible.

Forum Team (Retired)
Forum Team (Retired)

Hi, ikwia.
Thanks for taking the time to create this post on our help forums and welcome back to the community.

We appreciate your concerns regarding security and CCTV however we'd be unable to support or advise you on such a security matter as that's out of our scope.
In this instance, we'd like to just explain that our street cabinets could receive visits from our engineers at any point of time and without a booked appointment you'd be made aware of, for maintenance and service-related works.
This would mean that we need to ensure our staff has access to the site and cabinet at all times.

We hope this information helps, please feel free to ask if you have more concerns.

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Very Insightful Person
Very Insightful Person

It’s very easy to disable WiFi. Have you got the cameras located so that none can be disabled without being in the view of another camera. Most people don’t bother with this and leave themselves wide open. 

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Thanks for the good suggestions.

If they are not bothered about disabling the cameras then at least i will get notified on my phone and get some footage on my phone. I accept they may cover their faces but at least I know I have been or am being burgled.

I am not talking about the street cabinets of VM, I am talking about the box attached to my house.

The only fault point is the VM box attached to the house, otherwise if they disable any camera direct they will get detected. My thought process is that if I put some sort of cage around the VM box then whilst they could still take off the cage, it would take more time and be more of a hassle and so may go elsewhere.

Hello idkwia.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Sadly we would not have anything in place to make the external box secure.

It is a great idea though, especially in this day and age where crime is on the up.

We do hope you are able to find a suitable cage to protect the box.

If you need anything else, we are only a post away.