Tradeoffs In Outdoor Housings? Material Choice

I have seen select cameras from Honeywell and others use Polycarbonate Housing. The majority however still use steel/aluminum. My questions:

  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of using Polycarbonate Housing?
  • Is there a specific type of Polycarbonate material that is preffered over another for...

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