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Do CCTV Camera Images Degrade Overtime?

Hi there,

We have a site with some Panasonic 2-3mp i-pro cameras that are 7 years old, they are a box camera with no built in or external IR lights.

The customer has noticed the night time images are getting worse overtime to a point where the image is useless, is this normal for a camera?

Day time images are fine.

Cheers Andrew

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