No Pole Mounted Cameras In Florida Because Of Lightning?

I'm doing a design project in central Florida and was just told by the project electrical engineer that installing IP surveillance cameras on poles in Florida is a bad idea because of the potential for lightning strikes. He wants all the cameras on the buildings instead.

Anyone have any experience with pole mounted cameras in Florida or other lighting-prone areas?

Do you avoid placing cameras on poles or take any special precautions against lightning?

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