Drilling into a light pole can be a very risky task. Often times there is no good way to determine what has been done to the pole in the past, what wiring or conduits have been installed inside, or to determine how much rust and corrosion exist. Even gaining access to the proper height is sometimes a chore in itself. Light poles were simply not designed for security applications.
Mounting Security Cameras on lighting poles, parking lot poles or other poles, has been a major problem for years with both manufacturers and installers. Proper Security Camera Poles are designed for hanging all types of security cameras and devices, but most light poles are not.