Installing the hardmount on the vehicle for SharpZ3 cameras - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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To permanently install SharpZ3 cameras on the patrol vehicle, you can use the hardmount: a base for the pan/tilt mount.

What you should know

The hardmount includes the following components:
A Upper mounting block
B Upper rubber gasket
C Vehicle roof
D Lower rubber gasket
E Threaded base block
  • To complete these steps, you need the following:
    • Roll of tape
    • Hex key wrenches
  • The camera mounting base has four parts:
    • Threaded base block
    • Two rubber gaskets
    • Upper mounting block
    The upper and lower mounting blocks are installed above and below the roof with the rubber gasket in between to prevent water leaks and reduce vibration.


  1. Place one of the rubber mounting gaskets on the threaded base block and hold the assembly underneath the mounting location.
    Tip: After you align the gasket and base block, hold them in together using tape.
  2. On the roof of the vehicle, align the second gasket on the mounting location, and then align the upper mounting block.
    Tip: Use a hex key wrench to help align the screw holes.
  3. Insert the four flat-head socket-cap screws into the mounting holes and tighten them using a diagonal pattern.