(19)
(11)EP 3 514 436 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
11.12.2019 Bulletin 2019/50

(21)Application number: 18151998.4

(22)Date of filing:  17.01.2018
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F16M 13/02(2006.01)
F16M 11/04(2006.01)
G08B 13/196(2006.01)
H04N 5/225(2006.01)

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A FASTENING ARRANGEMENT, A FASTENING ARRANGEMENT KIT AND USE OF A FASTENING ARRANGEMENT KIT

BEFESTIGUNGSANORDNUNG, BEFESTIGUNGSANORDNUNGSKIT UND VERWENDUNG EINES BEFESTIGUNGSANORDNUNGSKITS

AGENCEMENT DE FIXATION, KIT DE DISPOSITIF DE FIXATION ET UTILISATION D'UN KIT D'AGENCEMENT DE FIXATION


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
24.07.2019 Bulletin 2019/30

(73)Proprietor: Axis AB
223 69 Lund (SE)

(72)Inventor:
  • Vestergren, Tommy
    223 69 Lund (SE)

(74)Representative: AWA Sweden AB 
P.O. Box 5117
200 71 Malmö
200 71 Malmö (SE)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A- 4 945 367
US-A1- 2006 147 194
US-A- 6 093 044
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical field of the invention



    [0001] The present invention relates to the field of fastening arrangements. In particular, it relates to a fastening arrangement comprising a mounting support and a connector, a fastening arrangement kit comprising such a fastening arrangement in addition to an electronic device and use of such a fastening arrangement for mounting an electronic device.

    Background of the invention



    [0002] Fastening arrangements are used when mounting electronic devices, such as cameras, physical access control devices, loudspeakers, microphones, information boards, to mounting surfaces such as walls, ceilings, poles and other surfaces both indoors and outdoors. The mounting surfaces may be planar, non-planar, vertical, horizontal etc. The electronic devices that are mounted to the surfaces may be electronic devices for monitoring, safety or security, public information distribution, measuring environmental data etc.

    [0003] This type of fastening arrangements typically comprise a mounting support for attachment to the mounting surface and the electronic device in question is attached to the mounting support. As an example, US 2006/0147194 A1 discloses a camera assembly including a mounting apparatus that is attachable to a mounting surface and a camera head assembly comprising a camera head base for engaging the mounting apparatus. Document US 6093044 A discloses a similar fastening arrangement with a mounting support and a connector for holding a camera.

    [0004] The various environments and placements of the electronic devices imply that these fastening arrangements need not only to be easy to mount for installers, securely hold the electronic device and be cost effective to produce but also be able to adapt to various changing circumstances for the electronic devices such as different mounting orientations of the electronic devices and different variants of the electronic devices. This as an electronic device supplier may have the same mounting support for various types of products.

    [0005] Hence, there is a need for further improvements of fastening arrangements.

    Summary of the invention



    [0006] In view of the above, it is thus an object of the present invention to provide an improved fastening arrangement, a fastening arrangement kit and a use of a fastening arrangement kit.

    [0007] According to a first aspect of the invention, the above object is achieved by a fastening arrangement comprising a mounting support and a connector, wherein the mounting support is adapted for attachment to a mounting surface, has an elongate opening, has a first stop adjacent the opening on a first side of the mounting support, and has a second stop adjacent the opening on the first or a second side of the mounting support, and wherein the connector has a fastener portion, has an H-shaped attachment portion, the attachment portion having a length which is longer than a width of the opening in the mounting support, and wherein by insertion of the attachment portion in the elongated opening in the mounting support, and rotating the attachment portion, the attachment portion is adapted to be arranged with a first leg of the H-shaped attachment portion arranged on the first side of the mounting support, and a second leg of the H-shaped attachment portion arranged on the second side of the mounting support, and wherein during rotation of the attachment portion, the first leg is adapted to pass over the first stop, and after the rotation of the attachment portion, the first stop is adapted to abut a first lateral side of the attachment portion, and, the second stop is adapted to abut a second lateral side of the attachment portion, wherein the first and second lateral sides are located on opposite sides of the attachment portion.

    [0008] According to a variant of the first aspect of the invention, the above object is achieved by a fastening arrangement comprising a mounting support and a connector, wherein the mounting support is adapted for attachment to a mounting surface, has an H-shaped attachment portion, and, wherein the connector has a fastener portion, has an elongate opening, the elongated opening having a width which is smaller than the length of the attachment portion, has a first stop adjacent the opening on a first side of the mounting support, and, has a second stop adjacent the opening on the first, or, a second side of the mounting support, and, wherein by insertion of the attachment portion in the elongated opening in the connector, and rotating the connector, the attachment portion is adapted to be arranged with a first leg of the H-shaped attachment portion arranged on the first side of the connector, and, a second leg of the H-shaped attachment portion arranged on the second side of the connector, and wherein during rotation of the connector, the first leg is adapted to pass over the first stop, and after the rotation of the connector, the first stop is adapted to abut a first lateral side of the attachment portion, and, the second stop is adapted to abut a second lateral side of the attachment portion, wherein the first and second lateral sides are located on opposite sides of the attachment portion.

    [0009] There are several advantages with a fastening arrangement according to the first aspect of the invention. First, having the mounting support and the fastener in two separable parts makes the fastening arrangement flexible and easy to adapt to different mounting arrangements as the connector comprising the fastener may be connected to the mounting support at various positions on the mounting support (as long as there is a connecting elongated opening or alternatively an H-shaped attachment portion in the position). Flexibility is also offered in that different kinds of fastener portions may be arranged on the mounting support using the same connection principle.

    [0010] Further, the two separate parts of the fastening arrangement is also an advantage production-wise as the parts may be produced in different materials, so that each part may be made in a material adapted for its respective use. It is also an advantage that the fastener itself need not be integrated in the mounting support, as this would make the structure of the mounting support more complicated and difficult to, e.g., mould or die-cast. The invention according the first aspect is hence cost effective to produce.

    [0011] Further, despite the multiple part arrangement, the fastening arrangement is still easy to assemble, or mount, in a wanted position by an installer, as no additional tools or complicated procedures are needed. The H-shaped attachment portion is placed in the elongated opening and then rotated to lock the connector in a position relative to the mounting support.

    [0012] Further advantages include that even though it is easy to assemble, or mount, it still offers a secure fastening arrangement for an electronic device to be fastened by the fastening arrangement. The stops and H-shaped attachment structure provide a reliable and secure positioning of the connector, and hence the fastener portion, in relation to the mounting support.

    [0013] In the following, various embodiments and optional features will be discussed. For the most part, they will be described in the context of the first aspect described above. However, the variant mentioned above, in which the placement of the elongated opening and the H-shaped attachment portion are reversed, may also be embodied in essentially the same ways, and taking advantage of the same optional features.

    [0014] The fastening arrangement may comprise two spaced-apart elongated openings and two connectors, such that a pair of connectors may be arranged on the mounting support for securely holding an electronic device. For instance, the two elongated openings may be arranged near a periphery of the mounting support, substantially 180° apart. Depending on the design of the electronic device, it may be desirable to use more than two connectors in a corresponding number of spaced-apart elongated openings.

    [0015] According to a variant of the fastening arrangement the fastener portion of the connector is fixed to the first leg of the H-shaped attachment portion. This further improves the ease of mounting of the fastening arrangement as the person mounting the connector to the mounting support will have visual feedback of when the first leg has passed over the first stop.

    [0016] According to another variant of the fastening arrangement, the mounting support has a third stop adjacent the opening on the first, or, a second side of the mounting support for obstructing rotation of the attachment portion in a direction opposite the direction for passing the first leg over the first stop. This also improves the ease of mounting of the fastening arrangement as the person mounting the connector to the mounting support will be guided to rotate the connector in the correct direction for mounting the connector to the mounting support.

    [0017] A fourth stop adjacent the opening on the first or a second side of the mounting support, may be further added to the mounting support in other variants of the fastening arrangement. The additional stops will further improve the stability of the position of the connector in relation to the mounting support and further reduce the degrees of freedom for movement of the connector in a mounted position.

    [0018] The second stop may further be arranged as part of an indent in the second side of the mounting support. In addition to the second stop, the third and fourth stops may also be arranged as part of the indent on the second side of the mounting support. This is a particular advantage when the mounting support is mounted to a flat mounting surface as this implies that the second leg will not protrude from the plane of the second side of the mounting support.

    [0019] According to a variant of the fastening arrangement, the first leg of the H-shaped attachment portion is longer than the second leg of the H-shaped attachment portion. The longer first leg of the H-shaped attachment portion improves the flexibility of the leg which will make it easier to pass the first stop, while the relatively shorter second leg will improve the ease of mounting as it will more easily fit into the elongated opening.

    [0020] The fastening arrangement according to the first aspect of the invention may be produced in various materials. In one variant the mounting support is made of a metallic material, as it may make the mounting support robust and withstand high impacts without breaking, which is needed if the fastening arrangement is to be vandal resistant.

    [0021] Further, in another variant, the connector is made of a thermoplastic material, as this may give an integrated fastener portion of the connector flexible and resilient mechanical features. An example of a thermoplastic material that is easy to handle in production and has durable features is Polyoxymethylene (POM). POM may hence be a good choice of thermoplastics material to be used for producing the connector.

    [0022] For a fastening arrangement according to the first aspect of the invention there are various options for fastener portions. In a variant of the fastening arrangement the fastener portion of the connector comprises at least one of a snap fit element, a clamp, a cable holding element, a spring element and a distance element. These are all fastener portions that may provide an easy procedure for fastening an electronic device in a secure and robust manner to the fastening arrangement.

    [0023] According to a second aspect to the invention a fastening arrangement kit comprising a fastening arrangement according to the first aspect of the invention and an electronic device is provided, wherein the electronic device is arranged to be secured to the mounting support in a first setup according to the location of the elongated opening.

    [0024] The advantages mentioned in relation to the first aspect of the invention are also applicable for this second aspect of the invention, and analogue embodiments may be applied. There are various options for electronic devices to be included in the fastening arrangement kit according to the second aspect of the invention. According to a variant, the electronic device comprises at least one of a camera, an imaging sensor, a physical access control server, a card reader, a radio signal transceiver, a loudspeaker, a PIR sensor, a RADAR unit, and a microphone.

    [0025] According to a variant of the second aspect of the invention, the mounting support of the fastening arrangement comprises a second elongated opening arranged in a second location on the mounting support, wherein the electronic device is arranged to be secured to the mounting support in a second setup by attaching the connector to the second elongated opening. This provides further advantages in that it offers a fastening arrangement kit in which the positioning of the electronic device is flexible and may be adapted according to conditions specific for a particular use case without adding extra parts to the kit. In the same way as discussed above, the mounting support may be provided with two or more of the second elongated opening, such that, e.g., a pair of connectors may be employed for mounting the electronic device.

    [0026] According to a third aspect of the invention a use of a fastening arrangement kit according to the second aspect of the invention is provided.

    [0027] The advantages mentioned in relation to the first and second aspect of the invention are also applicable for this third aspect of the invention, and analogue embodiments may be applied.

    [0028] A further scope of applicability of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description given below. However, it should be understood that the detailed description and specific examples, while indicating preferred embodiments of the invention, are given by way of illustration only, since various changes and modifications within the scope of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from this detailed description. It is further noted that the invention relates to all possible combinations of features listed in relation to embodiments, variants, alternatives disclosed above or below, unless explicitly stated otherwise or technically impossible.

    [0029] Hence, it is to be understood that this invention is not limited to the particular component parts of the device described or steps of the methods described as such device and method may vary. It is also to be understood that the terminology used herein is for the purpose of describing particular embodiments only, and is not intended to be limiting. It must be noted that, as used in the specification and the appended claim, the articles "a", "an," "the", and "said" are intended to mean that there are one or more of the elements unless the context clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, reference to "a sensor" or "the sensor" may include several sensors, and the like. Furthermore, the word "comprising" does not exclude other elements or steps.

    Brief description of the drawings



    [0030] Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description of a presently preferred embodiment, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

    Fig. 1 illustrates an embodiment of a fastening arrangement comprising a mounting support and a connector,

    Fig. 2 illustrates an embodiment of a mounting support,

    Fig. 3A illustrates a part of an embodiment of a mounting support in a view from the side of the mounting support facing the mounting surface,

    Fig. 3B illustrates a cross section of an embodiment of a mounting support comprising an elongated opening,

    Fig. 4A illustrates a perspective view of an embodiment of a connector,

    Fig. 4B illustrates a side view of an embodiment of a connector, and

    Fig. 5 illustrates an embodiment of an assembled fastening arrangement kit comprising a mounting support, connector and an electronic device.



    [0031] Further, in the figures like reference characters designate like or corresponding parts throughout the several figures.

    Detailed description of embodiments



    [0032] Fig. 1 shows an embodiment of a fastening arrangement 100 according to the invention. The fastening arrangement 100 comprises a mounting support 200 and a connector 400. The mounting support 200 is adapted for mounting, i.e. attachment, to a mounting surface such as a wall, a ceiling, a roof-top, a pole, or other type of structure. The mounting support 200 may, e.g., be die-cast or molded in metal, such as in aluminum, to obtain a light, rigid and robust platform. Metal is an example of a preferred material type as it offers robust material properties that can fulfill the requirements involved in, e.g., vandal-proofing the fastening arrangement. Shock resistance in the event of high impact against the fastening arrangement is a typical property that is evaluated when vandal-proofing a product.

    [0033] Openings 230 may be arranged in the structure of the mounting support 200 to enable attachment of the support to the mounting surface using bolts, screws, cable ties or other similar fastening means. Other openings 230 and mounting posts 220, see Fig. 2, may also be arranged in the mounting support 200 to enable attachment of electronic devices 510, or parts of electronic devices 510, using various fasteners such as bolts, screws, cable ties or other fastening means. Openings, 230, 210, in the mounting support may be arranged in various set-ups according to the invention as long as at least one elongated opening 210 in the mounting support 200 is arranged to receive a connector 400.

    [0034] Examples of electronic devices 510 (see Fig. 5) that may be attached to this type of mounting support are cameras, imaging sensors, physical access control servers, card readers, radio signal transceivers, loudspeakers, PIR sensors, RADAR units and microphones. The term "electronic device" is here also including components of electronic devices such as circuits, chips, cabling and electrical connectors, as the fastening arrangement 100 may be used as a platform to mount, hold or fix several components of an electronic device 510.

    [0035] In addition to the mounting support 200, the fastening arrangement 100 according to the invention comprises at least one connector 400, see Fig. 1. The mounting support 200 has at least one elongated opening 210 arranged to receive the connector 400. Depending on the electronic device 510 to be mounted to the fastening arrangement 100, one, two or more pairs of elongated openings 210 and connectors 400 may be used in the fastening arrangement 100. The elongated openings 210 may be formed spaced apart near a periphery of the mounting support 200. The relative placement of the elongated openings should be adapted to the electronic device to be mounted. For instance, if two elongated openings and connectors are used, they may be placed essentially 180° apart.

    [0036] The connector 400 has a fastener portion 470 that is used to hold and/or secure the position of the electronic device 510, see Fig. 4A and Fig. 4B. The fastener portion 470 may, e.g., be implemented as a snap fit, as shown in the drawing, or as a cable holding element, a clamp, a distance element, a spring element etc. The fastener portion 470 may hence comprise any means for holding and/or securing the position of an electronic device 510 in a wanted position. Various means for holding, clamping, pushing, securing may hence be further examples of fastener portions 470.

    [0037] The fastener 470 in Fig. 4A and 4B is an example of a snap fit type of fastener. That type of fastener is flexible like a spring in its structure and typically has a grip portion that is pushed into an indent, or similar, in the product that is to be secured by the grip portion. The grip portion and indent interlock when the electronic device is pushed towards the mounting platform and the flexible, spring like structure creates a force that pushes the grip portion towards the indent and hence secures the position of the electronic device 510.

    [0038] In some cases the electronic device 510 is mechanically coupled to the fastener portion, like explained above for the snap fit and indent, in some cases the fastener portion passively supports the position of the electronic device 510, using e.g. a distance element securing the electronic device 510 in a wanted position or preventing the electronic device 510 from being in an unwanted position.

    [0039] The connector 400 further comprises an H-shaped attachment portion 410, see Fig. 4B. The attachment portion 410 is having a length which is longer than a width of the elongated opening 210 in the mounting support 200. The H-shaped attachment portion 410 is here described as having the shape of the letter "H", as it comprises two parallel legs 420, 430 and a third part 460 connecting the two legs 420, 430, wherein the third part 460 is perpendicular to the two parallel legs 420, 430. For clarity it should however be noted that the third part 460 may be placed in any position along the two parallel legs 420, 430, not necessarily being placed in the mid position, which is the case for the typical "H" letter. For example, the third part 460 may be placed at one of the end points of the two parallel legs 420, 430, typically at end of the second leg 430, closest to the fastener portion 470. The shape of the attachment portion may in these cases also be referred to as a U-shape or a horseshoe-shape, but is here regarded as a special case of an H-shape.

    [0040] When the attachment portion 410 of the connector 400 is inserted into an elongated opening 210 in the mounting support 200 and rotated, the attachment portion 410 is adapted to be arranged with a first leg 420 of the H-shaped attachment portion 410 arranged on one side of the mounting support 240, and, a second leg 430 of the H-shaped attachment portion 410 arranged on the other side 250 of the mounting support 200. Vice versa, the first leg 420 may of course be arranged on side 250 of the mounting support 200, and the second leg 430 would then be arranged on the side 240 of the mounting support 200.

    [0041] To facilitate the rotating movement of the attachment portion 410 in relation to the elongated opening 210 in the mounting support 200, the third part 460 connecting the two legs 420, 430 of the attachment portion 410 may be rounded on one side 490, see Fig. 4B. In addition the corresponding part, 360, of the elongated opening 210 may also be rounded, see Fig. 3A. The width W2 of the third part 460 connecting the two legs 420, 430 of the attachment portion 410 may be further adapted to match the width W1 of the elongated opening 210, so that when the attachment portion 410 is in a rotated position, the third part 460 connecting the two legs 420, 430 of the attachment portion 410 will further aid in restricting the possible movements of the connector 400 in relation to the mounting support 200.

    [0042] In order to make sure that the connector is rotated in the right direction and to secure the position of the legs 420, 430, when the connector has been rotated into the wanted position, stops 310, 320, 330, 350, are formed on the mounting support 200. The stops may be implemented as indents 340, such as stops 310, 320, 330, or protruding structures, such as stop 350, and are placed adjacent to the elongated opening 210 in the mounting support 200 so that the legs 420, 430 of the attachment portion 410 may abut the stops in a rotated position. In order to secure the attachment portion 410 at least two stops are needed. One located on each lateral side 440, 450, of the attachment portion 410, to stop the motion of the legs 420, 430 of the attachment portion 410 from moving in either direction. The stops may optionally be placed on either side 240, 250, of the mounting support 200.

    [0043] During the rotation of the attachment portion 410, the first leg 420 is hence adapted to pass over the first stop 350, and after the rotation of the attachment portion 410, the first stop 350 is adapted to abut a first lateral side 440 of the attachment portion 410, and, the second stop 310 is adapted to abut a second lateral side 450 of the attachment portion 410.

    [0044] In order to improve the stability and robustness of the position of the connector 400 in relation to the mounting support in a mounted position the first leg 420 of the H-shaped attachment portion 410 may be chosen to be longer than the second leg 430. As the second leg 430 needs to be inserted into the elongated opening 210 the length of the elongated opening 210 limits the length of the second leg 430. But the first leg 420 may be chosen to have a longer length than the second leg 430. A relatively long first leg 420 also improves the flexibility in the leg which may be needed in order to pass the first stop 350.

    [0045] The connector 400 may further also comprise a structure for aiding in the detachment of an attached electronic device 510. A connector 400 comprising a snap fit type of fastener 470 may optionally also comprise a gap or a hole 480 adapted for a flat screwdriver to snap off the electronic device from the snap fit. Another example of such a structure may be a grip adapted for pulling the snap fit to release the electronic device 510.

    [0046] The connector 400 may be made of a thermoplastic material such as Polyoxymethylene. Thermoplastic materials are flexible materials which offers the possibility of having a fastener portion 470 that uses the flexible feature of the material to create a fastening function such as in a clip, snap fit, spring or the like. Polyoxymethylene is further an example of a thermoplastic material that is production-friendly and has durable material properties.

    [0047] Fig. 3B depicts part of a mounting support 200 in a preferred embodiment where the first stop 350, which the first leg 420 of the attachment portion 410 is passing during the rotation, is located on the side 250 of the mounting support 200 facing the person mounting the fastening arrangement 100 to the mounting surface. The person mounting the fastening arrangement 100 to the mounting surface will then be able to visually check that the connector 400 has passed the first stop 350 and is in a secured position.

    [0048] Further stops 310-330, 350, may be additionally added to the mounting support 200 in order to further facilitate a simple and safe mounting of the connector 400 to the mounting support 200 and/or further improve the stability and robustness of the connector position in relation to the mounting support 200 in a mounted position. E.g., a third stop, 320, obstructing rotation of the attachment portion in a direction opposite of the direction for passing the first leg over the first stop, and/or a fourth stop, 330, adjacent the elongated opening, 210, of the mounting support may be added to the mounting support 200. These stops 320, 330, may be placed on either side 240, 250, of the mounting support 200.

    [0049] The stops may be added to the mounting support in various ways, e.g., as a protruding structure, protruding from either side 240, 250, of the mounting support 200. An alternative structure for a stop may be an indent 340 in the mounting support 200. The indent type of stop structure may of course be placed on either side 240, 250, of the mounting support and so may the protruding structure. However, it may be advantageous to have indents 340 as stops 310-330 on the side 240 of the mounting support facing the mounting surface as the leg 430 of the attachment portion then may completely fit into the indent 340 without having any parts protruding from the plane corresponding to this side 240 of the mounting support 200. Protruding parts might otherwise cause problems with the stability in the mounting of the mounting support 200 to the mounting surface.

    [0050] In an alternative embodiment of the fastening arrangement 100 according to the invention the H-shaped fastener portion 410 may be integrated with the mounting support 200 and the elongated opening 210 may form part of the connector 400 further comprising the fastener portion 470. The same features and advantages as has been earlier described for the fastening arrangement may be analogously applied to this embodiment. The stops 310-330, 350, may in this embodiment form part of the connector 400, in similar positions in relation to the elongated opening 210 as what has been earlier described. There are various options for how to integrate the H-shaped attachment portion 410 in the mounting support 200. One of the legs 420 or 430 of the H-shaped structure may for example be completely integrated into the mounting support 200. Alternatively, the structure of the second leg 430 may be kept, but attached to the mounting support 200.

    [0051] In the first mentioned alternative, where the second leg 430 is completely integrated in the mounting support 200, the second stop 310 will be placed on the same side of the mounting support 200 as the first stop 350. Further stops, 320, 330, added in further alternatives of this embodiment would also be placed on the same side of the mounting support 200 as the first stop 350.

    [0052] A fastening arrangement kit 500 will now be described with reference to Fig. 5, illustrating an embodiment of an assembled fastening arrangement kit 500. The fastening arrangement kit 500 comprises a fastening arrangement 100 and an electronic device 510, according to what has been earlier described. The mounting support 200 has, according to what has been earlier described for the mounting support 200 of the fastening arrangement 100, at least one elongated opening 210 offering at least one mounting position set-up for the electronic device 510. In the example illustrated in Fig. 5, the mounting support 200 has two elongated openings 210. As an option the mounting support may have a second elongated opening 211, offering the possibility to mount the electronic device in a second mounting position set-up according to the position of the second elongated opening.

    [0053] An example of a scenario where this would be useful is when mounting a monitoring camera, and in particular monitoring cameras comprising a dome viewing window. The mounting support may then have specific openings 230 for attaching the mounting support 200 to the mounting surface. Due to the mounting surface there may only be one viable way of orientating the mounting support 200. E.g., when mounting a monitoring camera to a pole the metal ties need to pass in a specific position locking the orientation of the mounting support. A similar scenario may also exist for mounting to a surface by using screws or bolts. The monitoring camera might however need to monitor a scene at an angle to the orientation of the mounting support 200. There is hence a need for having the possibility to alter the relative position of the monitoring camera to the mounting support in an easy way without the need of extra equipment.

    [0054] By having additional elongated openings, 211, the connector, 400, may be placed in any of the elongated openings, 210, 211, and hence the relative position of the electronic device 510 and mounting support 200 may be adjusted.

    [0055] During the mounting procedure of electronic devices 510, such as a monitoring camera in the example above, there are typically cables that need to be connected and hardware adjustments, like adjustment of focus of a camera lens, that need to be made before fixing the dome viewing window. In these cases there is a need for temporary fastening arrangement before fastening the electronic device with, e.g., screws or bolts that fix the dome viewing window and hence the whole monitoring camera to the mounting support. The fastening arrangement 100 according to the invention may then be used as a temporary fastening arrangement during installation of the monitoring camera. The fastening arrangement may in this example then be further strengthened by, e.g., screws and bolts when fixing the dome viewing window. This was an illustrative example of one use case for the fastening arrangement according to the invention, similar and other examples of uses may of course be extrapolated from this examples for other types of electronic devices.

    [0056] It will be appreciated that a person skilled in the art can modify the above described embodiments in many ways and still use the advantages of the invention as shown in the embodiments above.

    [0057] As described above, the mounting support may have two or more sets of elongated openings for attaching the connector, and these may be used for mounting the electronic device in different orientations. Multiple sets of elongated openings could also be used for mounting different electronic devices using the same mounting support. For instance, a first set of elongated openings could be used when mounting a first model of monitoring camera, and a second set of openings could be used when mounting a second model of monitoring camera. In this way, the number of different mounting supports a manufacturer needs to provide may be reduced.

    [0058] Thus, the invention should not be limited to the shown embodiments but should only be defined by the appended claims. Additionally, as the skilled person understands, the shown embodiments may be combined.


    Claims

    1. A fastening arrangement comprising a mounting support (200) and a connector (400),
    wherein the mounting support (200):

    is adapted for attachment to a mounting surface,

    has an elongate opening (210),

    has a first stop (350) adjacent the opening (210) on a first side (250) of the mounting support (200), and,

    has a second stop (310) adjacent the opening (210) on the first (250), or a second side (240) of the mounting support (200), and,

    wherein the connector (400):

    has a fastener portion (470),

    has an H-shaped attachment portion (410), the attachment portion (410) having a length which is longer than a width (W1)

    of the opening (210) in the mounting support (200), and

    wherein by insertion of the attachment portion (410) in the elongated opening (210) in the mounting support (200), and rotating the attachment portion (410), the attachment portion (410) is adapted to be arranged with;

    a first leg (420) of the H-shaped attachment portion (410) arranged on the first side (250) of the mounting support (200), and

    a second leg (430) of the H-shaped attachment portion (410) arranged on the second side (240) of the mounting support (200), and

    wherein during rotation of the attachment portion (410), the first leg (420) is adapted to pass over the first stop (350), and after the rotation of the attachment portion (410);

    the first stop (350) is adapted to abut a first lateral side (440) of the attachment portion (410), and

    the second stop (310) is adapted to abut a second lateral side (450) of the attachment portion (410),

    wherein the first (440) and second (450) lateral sides are located on opposite sides of the attachment portion (410).


     
    2. A fastening arrangement according to claim 1, wherein the fastener portion (470) of the connector (400) is fixed to the first leg (420) of the H-shaped attachment portion (410).
     
    3. A fastening arrangement according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the mounting support (200) has a third stop (320) adjacent the elongated opening (210) on the first (250), or the second side (240) of the mounting support (200) for obstructing rotation of the attachment portion (410) in a direction opposite of the direction for passing the first leg (420) over the first stop (350).
     
    4. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-3, wherein the mounting support (200) has a fourth stop (330) adjacent the elongated opening (210) on the first (250), or the second side (240) of the mounting support (200).
     
    5. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-4, wherein the second stop (310) is arranged as part of an indent (340) in the second side (240) of the mounting support (200).
     
    6. A fastening arrangement according to claim 5, wherein the third stop (320) and fourth stop (330) are arranged as parts of the indent (340) on the second side (240) of the mounting support (200).
     
    7. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-6, wherein the first leg (420) of the H-shaped attachment portion (410) is longer than the second leg (430) of the H-shaped attachment portion (410).
     
    8. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-7, wherein the mounting support (200) is made of a metallic material.
     
    9. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-8, wherein the connector (400) is made of a thermoplastic material.
     
    10. A fastening arrangement according to claim 9, wherein the thermoplastic material is Polyoxymethylene.
     
    11. A fastening arrangement according to any one of claims 1-10, wherein the fastener portion (470) of the connector (400) comprises at least one of a snap fit element, a clamp, a cable holding element, a spring element and a distance element.
     
    12. A fastening arrangement kit comprising a fastening arrangement 100 according to any one of claims 1-11 and an electronic device (510), wherein the electronic device (510) is arranged to be secured to the mounting support (200) in a first setup according to the location of the elongated opening (210).
     
    13. A fastening arrangement kit according to claim 12 wherein the electronic device (510) comprises at least one of a camera, an imaging sensor, a physical access control server, a card reader, a radio signal transceiver, a loudspeaker, a PIR sensor, a RADAR unit, a microphone.
     
    14. A fastening arrangement kit according to claim 12 or 13, wherein the mounting support (200) of the fastening arrangement (100) comprises a second elongated opening (211) arranged in a second location on the mounting support (200), wherein the electronic device (510) is arranged to be secured to the mounting support (200) in a second setup by attaching the connector (400) to the second elongated opening (211).
     
    15. Use of a fastening arrangement kit according to any one of claims 12-14 for mounting the electronic device (510) to a mounting surface.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Befestigungsanordnung, die eine Halterung (200) und einen Verbinder (400) aufweist,
    wobei die Halterung (200):

    zur Anbringung an einer Halterungsfläche ausgelegt ist,

    eine längliche Öffnung (210) aufweist,

    einen ersten Anschlag (350) angrenzend an die Öffnung (210) auf einer ersten Seite (250) der Halterung (200) aufweist, und,

    einen zweiten Anschlag (310) angrenzend an die Öffnung (210) auf der ersten (250) oder einer zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) aufweist, und,

    wobei der Verbinder (400):

    einen ersten Befestigungsabschnitt (470) aufweist,

    einen H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitt (410) aufweist, wobei der Befestigungsabschnitt (410) eine Länge aufweist, die länger als eine Breite (W1) der Öffnung (210) in der Halterung (200) ist, und

    wobei der Befestigungsabschnitt (410) durch Einsetzten des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) in die längliche Öffnung (210) in der Halterung (200) und Drehen des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) dazu ausgelegt ist, mit einem ersten Fuß (420) des H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitts (410), der auf der ersten Seite (250) der Halterung (200) angeordnet ist, und

    einem zweiten Fuß (430) des H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitts (410), der auf der zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) angeordnet ist, ausgerichtet zu sein, und

    wobei der erste Fuß (420) dazu ausgelegt ist, bei Drehung des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) über den ersten Anschlag (350) zu führen, und nach der Drehung des Befestigungsabschnitts (410)

    ist der erste Anschlag (350) dazu ausgelegt, an einer ersten lateralen Seite (440) des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) anzuliegen, und

    ist der zweite Anschlag (310) dazu ausgelegt, an einer zweiten lateralen Seite (450) des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) anzuliegen,

    wobei die erste (440) und zweite (450) laterale Seite an gegenüberliegenden Seiten des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) positioniert sind.


     
    2. Befestigungsanordnung nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Befestigungsabschnitt (470) des Verbinders (400) an dem ersten Fuß (420) des H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitts (410) befestigt ist.
     
    3. Befestigungsanordnung nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei die Halterung (200) einen dritten Anschlag (320) angrenzend an der länglichen Öffnung (210) auf der ersten (250) oder der zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) zum Hindern der Drehung des Befestigungsabschnitts (410) in einer Richtung entgegengesetzt der Richtung zum Führen des ersten Fußes (420) über den ersten Anschlag (350) aufweist.
     
    4. Befestigungsanordnung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Halterung (200) einen vierten Anschlag (330) angrenzend an der länglichen Öffnung (210) auf der ersten (250) oder der zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) aufweist.
     
    5. Befestigungsanordnung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei der zweite Anschlag (310) als Teil einer Einbuchtung (340) in der zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) angeordnet ist.
     
    6. Befestigungsanordnung nach Anspruch 5, wobei der dritte Anschlag (320) und der vierte Anschlag (330) als Teil der Einbuchtung (340) auf der zweiten Seite (240) der Halterung (200) angeordnet sind.
     
    7. Befestigungsanordnung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6, wobei der erste Fuß (420) des H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitts (410) länger als der zweite Fuß (430) des H-förmigen Befestigungsabschnitts (410) ist.
     
    8. Befestigungsanordnung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 7, wobei die Halterung (200) aus einem metallischen Material gemacht ist.
     
    9. Befestigungsanordnung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 8, wobei der Verbinder (400) aus einem thermoplastischen Material gemacht ist.
     
    10. Befestigungsanordnung nach Anspruch 9, wobei es sich bei dem thermoplastischen Material um Polyoxymethylen handelt.
     
    11. Befestigungsanordnung nah einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 10, wobei der Befestigungsabschnitt (470) des Verbinders (400) ein Schnappverschlusselement, eine Klammer, ein Kabelhalterelement, ein Federelement und/oder ein Abstandselement aufweist.
     
    12. Befestigungsanordnungsset, das eine Befestigungsanordnung (100) gemäß einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 11 und eine elektronische Vorrichtung (510) aufweist, wobei die elektronische Vorrichtung (510) dazu angeordnet ist, in einem ersten Aufbau gemäß der Position der länglichen Öffnung (210) an der Halterung (200) befestigt zu werden.
     
    13. Befestigungsanordnungsset nach Anspruch 12, wobei die elektronische Vorrichtung (510) eine Kamera, einen Bildsensor, einen Zugangskontrollserver, ein Kartenlesegerät, einen Funksignal-Sendeempfänger, einen Lautsprecher, einen PIR-Sensor, eine RADAR-Einheit und/oder ein Mikrofon aufweist.
     
    14. Befestigungsanordnungsset nach Anspruch 12 oder 13, wobei die Halterung (200) der Befestigungsanordnung (100) eine zweite längliche Öffnung (211) aufweist, die an einer zweiten Position auf der Halterung (200) angeordnet ist, wobei die elektronische Vorrichtung (510) dazu ausgelegt ist, in einem zweiten Aufbau durch Anbringen des Verbinders (400) an der zweiten länglichen Öffnung (211) an der Halterung (200) befestigt zu werden.
     
    15. Verwendung eines Befestigungsanordnungssets gemäß einem der Ansprüche 12 bis 14 zum Befestigen der elektronischen Vorrichtung (510) an einer Halterungsfläche.
     


    Revendications

    1. Agencement de fixation comprenant un support de montage (200) et un connecteur (400),
    dans lequel le support de montage (200) :

    est adapté pour la fixation à une surface de montage,

    a une ouverture allongée (210),

    a une première butée (350) adjacente à l'ouverture (210) sur un premier côté (250) du support de montage (200), et

    a une seconde butée (310) adjacente à l'ouverture (210) sur le premier (250) ou un second côté (240) du support de montage (200), et

    dans lequel le connecteur (400) :

    a une partie d'attache (470),

    a une partie de fixation en H (410), la partie de fixation (410) ayant une longueur qui est plus longue qu'une largeur (W1) de l'ouverture (210) dans le support de montage (200), et

    dans lequel, par insertion de la partie de fixation (410) dans l'ouverture allongée (210) dans le support de montage (200), et fixation de la partie de fixation (410), la partie de fixation (410) est adaptée pour être agencée avec ; une première patte (420) de la partie de fixation en H (410) agencée sur le premier côté (250) du support de montage (200), et

    une seconde patte (430) de la partie de fixation en H (410) agencée sur le second côté (240) du support de montage (200), et

    dans lequel durant la rotation de la partie de fixation (410), la première patte (420) est adaptée pour passer dessus la première butée (350), et après la rotation de la partie de fixation (410) ;

    la première butée (350) est adaptée pour être contiguë à un premier côté latéral (440) de la partie de fixation (410), et

    la seconde butée (310) est adaptée pour être contiguë à un second côté latéral (450) de la partie de fixation (410),

    dans lequel les premier (440) et second (450) côtés latéraux sont situés sur des côtés opposés de la partie de fixation (410).


     
    2. Agencement de fixation selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la partie d'attache (470) du connecteur (400) est fixée à la première patte (420) de la partie de fixation en H (410).
     
    3. Agencement de fixation selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel le support de montage (200) a une troisième butée (320) adjacente à l'ouverture allongée (210) du premier (250) ou du second (240) côté du support de montage (200) pour empêcher la rotation de la partie de fixation (410) dans une direction opposée de la direction pour faire passer la première patte (420) sur la première butée (350).
     
    4. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-3, dans lequel le support de montage (200) a une quatrième butée (330) adjacente à l'ouverture allongée (210) sur le premier (250) ou le second (240) côté du support de montage (200).
     
    5. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-4, dans lequel la seconde butée (310) est agencée en tant que partie d'une indentation (340) dans le second côté (240) du support de montage (200).
     
    6. Agencement de fixation selon la revendication 5, dans lequel la troisième butée (320) et la quatrième butée (330) sont agencées en tant que parties de l'indentation (340) sur le second côté (240) du support de montage (200).
     
    7. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-6, dans lequel la première patte (420) de la partie de fixation en H (410) est plus longue que la seconde patte (430) de la partie de fixation en H (410).
     
    8. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-7, dans lequel le support de montage (200) est fait d'un matériau métallique.
     
    9. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-8, dans lequel le connecteur (400) est fait d'un matériau thermoplastique.
     
    10. Agencement de fixation selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le matériau thermoplastique est du polyoxyméthylène.
     
    11. Agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-10, dans lequel la partie d'attache (470) du connecteur (400) comprend au moins un d'un élément à pression, d'une pince, d'un élément de retenue de câble, d'un élément de ressort et d'un élément de distance.
     
    12. Kit d'agencement de fixation comprenant un agencement de fixation (100) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1-11 et un dispositif électronique (510), dans lequel le dispositif électronique (510) est agencé pour être fixé au support de montage (200) dans un premier réglage selon l'emplacement de l'ouverture allongée (210).
     
    13. Kit d'agencement de fixation selon la revendication 12, dans lequel le dispositif électronique (510) comprend au moins un appareil photo, un capteur d'imagerie, un serveur de contrôle d'accès physique, un lecteur de carte, un émetteur-récepteur de signal radio, une enceinte, un capteur PIR, une unité RADAR, un microphone.
     
    14. Kit d'agencement de fixation selon la revendication 12 ou 13, dans lequel le support de montage (200) de l'agencement de fixation (100) comprend une seconde ouverture allongée (211) agencée dans un second emplacement sur le support de montage (200), dans lequel le dispositif électronique (510) est agencé pour être fixé au support de montage (200) dans un second réglage en fixant le connecteur (400) à la seconde ouverture allongée (211).
     
    15. Utilisation d'un kit d'agencement de fixation selon l'une quelconque des revendications 12 - 14 pour le montage du dispositif électronique (510) sur une surface de montage.
     




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