City Surveillance Enclosures Compared

By: John Grocke, Published on Aug 21, 2013

In a recent discussion, an IPVM member asked us to source a camera enclosure similar to the ones used by the NYPD. These enclosures are key to deploying city surveillance cameras. In this note, we review:

We compare the pros and cons of each one including logistics, durability, compatibility and price.

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Comments (2)

John - Great article with excellent info, can you list recommened hardened switches, media converters and other needed electronics?

We did a report on hardened switches a couple years back. It's a little bit old at this point, but the brand choices still remain the same, in my book.

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