Have an Axis 3007-pv mounted 36’ high above the tipping floor of a waste reduction facility. It’s been in use for 10 months. We’ve cleaned it once 2 months ago with a bucket truck. Looking for other alternatives beside a lift. Looked at some pole cleaners on line. Want a general consensus on a good quality pole cleaner.
Short of the extension pole, I'm not sure how you'd get that lens clean without getting up there with a lift.
We did a post on a lowering mount (No More Bucket Trucks? CamEvator). Despite that being overkill here, maybe you could rig up a mount with a similar idea? Use rope wire and pulleys to lower the camera for periodic cleaning?
We use a truck with a Grabbit with a extension for cleaning lites , works great , only reaches about 30 ' though so if your trying long pole , it wont work
The Problem I dont see or hear much about is not the dirt, but the spider webs, that streak across the housing an during the nite create effects on the illuminators , distortions, lite waves from other lite sources , and other effects in the videos
Regular water. It was a fixed dome, so I gave a real good scrub on the viewing area, didn't care much about the rest of the dome. It was at our office, and a few years ago now (don't typically mount cameras that high with the new job). I don't recall any streaks, but it was also very, very dirty, so even with a few streaks it was a massive improvement.