Best Practices For Surveillance In a Car Wash?

Does anyone have experience in installing surveillance cameras into the automatic wash bays at a carwash? Our customer is having trouble with people claiming that his equipment is damaging their vehicles. He would like for us to install a couple cameras in each bay to view the equiment as it operates and to verify if it makes contact with the vehicle or not.

I have a few concerns in doing this. It gets cold her in the winter so fog will be a big concern during the wash, so much that the camera may not be able to see. If the camera is able to see realistically how long will it last in the environment? The discussion on "Worst business to install surveillance" gave some helpful insight as to what types of camera body styles to use and which ones not to.

If you have had any success in doing this please share, or even failures will help out as well.

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