Fixed Camera Housing Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 06, 2012

This guide will help you pick the best fixed camera housing for your outdoor surveillance applications. We cover:

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Housing ************

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  • *********** ********: ** **** *********, **** ********** ********* *****, *** ***** prone ** ***** ******* ** **** *********, *********** *********** ******** may ** ****. ***** ******** ******** ******** ******** ********, ******* using ******** ***, ** ******* *** ******* ** **** *** moisture.
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Climate ********

***** **** ****** **********, ******* ******* ** *** **** ********* function ** *** ****** *******, ** ******* ************ *** **** humidity *** ** ******** ** ***** ** ******* *******. ***** are **** ******* ** ******* *******, ***** *** ** **** depending ** ******** ** *** ****:

  • ******: ******* *** *** **** ***** ** ******** ***** ************ in ****** ********. ***** ******* ******* ** * ******* ******* beneath *** ******, *** **** ******** ******** *** ******* *** temperatures *** ******** ********, ****** *** ******** ** *** *******. Heaters ********* *** $**-** ** *** **** ** * *******.
  • ******: * ***** *** ** ****** *** ** **** ** housings ** ****** ****** ********, *** ** ***** *** *** from *** *********. ******** ** *** **** ***** ********** ********* to ****** *********** ** ******* **********, *** **** ** ***** into ************* ** *** ********* ********, *** ********** ******* *****. A *****-** ** ******** *** ***** ************, ** ***** ** colder *****, ** **** ** *** ****, ********* *** ****. Blowers ********* *** **** ******* **** *******, ** ********** $**-***, depending ** *** **** ** *** *********.
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  • ****** ************: *** ***** **** ******* **** ************, *** *********** ** liquid-cooled ********** *** **** *********. ***** *** **** ****** ****, typically **** ** ****** *************, ** ********** **********.

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Powering ****** ********

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  • *******:**** ******** ** *** *** ****-******* ******, *******. ** ***** cases, ******** ******* ** ********* ** *** ******* **** *** wall, *** ***** *** **** ********** *** *** ******* ****. Care ****** ** ***** **** ******* ******* **********, ** ***** within ***** **** ***** *** ** ********** ** ****** *** of *** ****** *******.

Other *******

******** *** ********* **** * *** ***** *******, ***** *** only ************ **** ** *********** ************:

  • ******/*******: *** ******** ******* ** *** ********, *****/****** ******* *** available. ***** ******* *** **** ** *** ********** ******, ** a ***** *****, *** ****** **** *** **** **** *** housing's ******, ********* ** * ******'* ***** ******, ** **-*** in *** **** ** ****** *******. *****/****** ******* *** ******** of ******* ** *** *******'* ****, *** ************ ****, ***** washer ****** **** ** **** ** *** ******* ********. 
  • ****** ********: ****** ******** *** ******* ** ** ****** ** some ********. **** **** **** * ******'* ******* *****, **** may ** **** ** ****** ********* **** * ******'* ******* has **** ***********. ****** ******** *** * ********** ***-**** ******, adding ******* $** *** ** ** *** ***** ** *** housing.
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