Security Camera Cleaning Frequency Statistics

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 18, 2018, 02:34pm EDT (Info+)

150+ integrators told IPVM how often they clean cameras on customer's sites and why. 

****** ** ******* ***** ******* *** break **** ******** **** *** ******.

Cleaning **** *******

*** **** ****** ******** ** '*** often ** *** ***** *******?' ** simply '**** **** *****." *********** *** clean ******* **** ** **** *** other ****, *** ***** **** ** not **** ******* ***** ** ***** cameras ****** ********:

  • "**** **** ******. ********* **** **** every ***** **** ** ****."
  • "********* **** ** ********* ** ****** a *******/******* ****."
  • "** ********* ** *** ********."
  • "** ********* ******* **, **** ** a *********** *********, **** *** *******."
  • "**** ** ******* * ** ******* at * ******* ******** ** ** this *** ** *********** ********* **** makes ***** ** ********"
  • "**** ** *** ******* ** *** customer. **** ********* ** *** **** the ***** ** *** ** **** of * ******* *********."
  • "**** ******* ** ***** ***** ***** service **** ******."
  • "** **** ***** ******** *** ****** requests **."
  • "**** *****."
  • "**** ***** ** **** ****** **********, if *****'* ** ***** **** *** view, **** **'* *********."

Biannually ** *********

** ***** ** * ***** ********, the **** ****** ********* ** ***** annually ** *********, ** **** ***** per ****. *** ******** ** ******* citing * ******** ***** **** ******* these ******, **** **** ******* ***** per ****: 

  • "******* ** ********* ***** * **** but *** *** ******* **** *** a ********."
  • "**** ** * *********** *********, **** per *******."
  • "***** * ****. ***** **** ** contract. ******/****** ****/******"
  • "** **** **** *****, ******** ** done ***** * ****. **** ********* have **** **** **** ** ***** building *********** ****."
  • "** ******** ** **** *****. ********* in **** ***** *.*. **** *************."
  • "** **** ** *** *******/*********** ** clean ******* ** ***** ******. **** every ***(*) ****** ** ********* ** the ********** ***** **."
  • "** *** ** * ******** ***** on *** ***********. ***** ****** ** touched ** ***** **** * ****, some *****, **** * ***** *** a *** ** *****."
  • "**** ********* ** ** **** * quarter, ***** * **** *** ********. Some ** ** **** **** **** ask ** **** ** ** * service **** ** **** ** * camera. "
  • "********* ** **** ********, **** ** the ****** *** *** ************ ***********."

Interval *** ** ******* ********

*** ***** *** *********** ** ******** cameras ** ***** *** ***** ** integrator ******* **********, *** ***** ********* solidify *** ***** ******* *** *******, many *********** ****** ***** ********** *** tough ** ****:

  • "** *** ******** ** ** * maintenance ******** ** ** ** *********. If ***, ** ** ** ******** the ******** **** ** ** ***** out ** ******* ********** ****."
  • "**** ******* ** *** *********** ******* in *****, ** ***. ******* ** recommend ***** * **** *** *** all ******* **** *** * ********."
  • "******* ** ** **** * ******* Maintenance ********* ** ***. ** ** do, *** **** **’** ****** ** try *** ******** ********** *********."
  • "**** ********* ** **** ********* *********** contracts ***** * ** * ******. But * ***** ********** ** ********* do *********** *********"
  • "*-* * **** **** *********** ******** only. ******** ** ********* *** **** customers ***'* ****** **."
  • "** ***** ** *** ******** ***** a ************ *********** ********* *** ** to ** **. ** ******* ***** options **** *** ******** *** ******* why ********* ***** **** **, *** many ***'* ****** **."
  • "* - * *******. ********* ** environment *** ************ *********** **********"
  • "********, ** **** *** ******* ** pay *** **. ***: *** * balance ******* ****** *** ******** *** most ********** ******* *** *** ********** that ** *** **** ****** ** make ***** *****."

Environment *** ******

**** *********** ***** *** ***** *********** that ******* *** **** ***** ******* the ******** ********.  ********** **** ******, where **** ***** ***** ****** ***** and ******* *******, **** ******** ******** may ** ******:

  • "********* ** ***** ********* ** ******** but ****** ** ******** **** *** dirty! ** *** ** *** ******** ocean ** **** ***** *** ********* are ********** *** ******* **** ** life ********** ** *********!"
  • "***** ***** * ******. ** ** area, ***** ** * *** ** road **** **** ** *** ****** which ****** ***** * **** ** the ******* *******. ** *** ******, the ****** **** **** * **** mess **** **** ***** ** ** cleaned."
  • "***** ******, ****** ***** ***** ** have ** ** ** **** ** twice * *****"
  • "******** *** ** *** ** ***** upon *** ******** ***** *** *** customers. ** **** ** *** ***** the ******* ** ***."
  • "** **** ******* ***** ** *** ocean ***** **** **** / **** particles ******** ***** ** *** ****** mounts ******* * *********** ******."
  • "** *** **** *** ******** ****** and ******* *******. *** *** **** for ******* ******* ***** ** *****, main ***** ** ******* ****."

Cleaning *** **** *****?

*************, **** ********* ** *** **** of ******** ******* *** *****, ****** damage *** ********* ** *** **** or **** ******* **** ********* ** possible:

  • "** *** **** ********. ***** **** is *********, ***** ********* ** ****** view ** *********. *** **** "********" historically ******* *** **** ******."
  • "**** ******** ** ********. * ** concerned **** ******** ******** ** *** camera *** ***** **** ********* ** the ******* ****** ***** **** ****** glare ****** **** ****."
  • "** ** *** ******** *** **** mainly ******* ***** ** **** ***** can ******* ** ***** ***, *** smudges ******* **** **** *****."

Cleaning *******

** ***** ** ******* ***** ** features **** ** ***** ******* *** keep **** *****, ******** ********* **** cleaning ***** *** ***** **** ********: ****** ******** **** - ********** *** DIY *** ************, ***** ******* ******* ***** like ********* ****** ** ***** **** ************ Problems *** ******* ** **** *************.

*** **** ***** ***** ***** **** another '***** ********' ******, ***'***** ***' ******* ** ***** **** Q61 ****** ****:

******* **** ***** **** ** ******** do *** *** ** *** ****** dome *** *** ***, ***** ****** is * ******* ** ******* *** dome ******* ** *** ********** ******** grime ** ****.

 

Comments (5)

I use my cleanings as an opportunity to evaulute the state of the camera and its mounts.  As well as refreshing of the labels.

 

This would be a good source of information that can be presented to the customer as cause for possible upgrade/replacement of the units.

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Is there camera cleaning drone?

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Is there camera cleaning drone?

It sounds funny but would not be surprised if there were in 1 to 3 years from now.

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Exterior cameras specifically, typically require lift equipment which, whether owned or rented, is billed to the customer.  We bill a slightly higher rate for the bucket trucks due to the increase in liability insurance costs for those pieces. Based on those costs alone, many customers have a difficult time with the value proposition. But we will always execute more than one maintenance task at a location if we are already there working on that unit.  On site-wide cleaning, we recommend they have their Maintenance Dept do it,  and offer a service contract should they decide to have us do it.

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Camera Cleaning Drone, ISC West Best in Show 2024

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