Worst Features for Camera Installation (Statistics)

By Sean Patton, Published Jun 07, 2018, 09:10am EDT (Info+)

4 clear worst features for installation were identified by 140+ integrator respondents to:IPVM Image

What feature(s) make a camera hard to install?

The following features were mentioned many times in the responses:

  • Camera Pigtails / Cable Whips
  • Manual Focus / Zoom
  • Non-Standard Mounting Dimensions
  • Poor Gimble Adjustment

By contrast, integrators cited 6 top / best features. Inside this post, we share integrator's explanations and experiences plus we include graphical demonstrations of the problems involved.

Camera ******* / ***** *****

*** *** ******** **** *********** *** integrated ***** ***** ** "********".

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***** **** * ******* ******* ********** the ******* *** ****, ****** ******* them ***** *******, *** ***** ******** to ***** **** ******-****-********-***** ***** ***** in *** ******** *******:

  • "******* ** *****. **** ***** *****'* a ********** **** *** ** ** to * ********* *** **** ** usually *** ******** **** *** ******."
  • "**** *** ********** ******* (**** ** make * *" **** ** *** a *** * ***** *******)"
  • "****** * **' ******* (****). ****** a **** */*" ** *" *** pigtail ** *** (**** ** ***** a ***** **** ** ********)"
  • "****** ** **** * *** ** manage ****** *******."
  • "**** *** ****/********* ** *** ****** needs ** ********** ***. **** ** a ******** ******* ** ***** *** install **** ****.
  • "******* ******* **** **********, ******* ** the ******* ******* *** ******. **** of ********** ** *** ******* ********* larger ***** ** ******** *******."
  • "***** ***** ***** ******** *** *** worst."
  • "*** ***** *** ********** **** ******"
  • "**** ***** **** **** ** ****** in ****** ** ***** **** * large **** ******* *** **** *** impractical"
  • "**** *** ****/********* ** *** ****** needs ** ********** ***. **** ** a ******** ******* ** ***** *** install **** ****."
  • "******* ** **** ***** *******."

****** ***** / ****

**'* ** ******** **** ****** ***** and **** *** ** *** **** of ***** ********, *********** ********** ******* with ****** ** ********* *** **** was *** ** *** **** ******** cited *** **** ************.

******** ******** * ****** ********* ***** 2 ***********, ** * **** *******/****** on * ******, *** ********* ** less ******** **** ********* *****. ************ manually ******** *** ****** ** *** camera ****** *** *** ******* ***** of ****, *** ******* * ***** for ********** (* ****** ***** ** the ********** **** *** * ****** on *** ******):

  • "*** **** ** ****** ***** *** zoom. ** ***'* *** * ****** without **."
  • "*** ****** **** *****'* **** ***** is **** ********* ******* *** **** to ***** *** ****** *** **** tighten *** ****** ** **** ** the "*****". * *** ** ***** when *** ******* *** ****** *** move *** **** *** **** *** camera *** ** *****."
  • "*** **** ** ****** ***** *** zoom. ** ***'* *** * ****** without **."
  • "**** ** **** ***** *** * dome ***** **** **-******* * **** focused ***** **** *** **** ** installed."
  • "*** *****-****** ****** **** ******** ****** focus *** ********* (**** ***** - go ****)"
  • "******** ****** ****/***** - ** ***** too **** ******"
  • "****** *****"
  • "****** *****/****"
  • "***** ****** **** **** ****/***** *****"

Poorly ******** ****** / ***-******** ******** **********

******** ****** ** ******-**** *** ********** (NEMA-WD6 ************** [**** ** ****** *********]) mounts ** ********* *** * ******** of ***********, ** **** *****, ******* without **** ******* **** * ****** mention ** *** ***** ******** ******:

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  • "******* **** ***'* *** **** * 4-square ******* *** * ****."
  • "**** *** ****** **** *** ********* to *****. **** ***** **** *** small ** *** * ****** ****."
  • "*********** ******** ****** *** *******."
  • "**** ****** *** ***** **********. *** having * ******* **** **** * standard ********** ***"
  • "******* **** ******* ***-******** ******** ** brackets."
  • "****** ******* ** *********** ******** ********. While * **** *****, ***** ******** hardware *** **** *********** **** ********"
  • "*** ************** ** ******** ********"
  • "**** ** ******** *********** **** ******** boxes ***."

Proper ****** ********** ********

********* **** *********** ****** ********* ** the **** ********, **** ***** *** stable *-**** *******. * ****** **** a **** ***** ** ******** ****** eliminates ******** ** *** ****** ********* the ******* ****** ***** ** **** regardless ** ***** ** ** *******. This *** ********* ** * ****** pain *****:

  • "*******/******** **** ***'* **** *** *******."
  • "**** *****, ** **** ***'* **** a *** ****** ******** *** **** mount **** ** *** **** **** on *** *******."
  • "******* ***** ** ******* *** ** bad ******/********* ** ********* ****"
  • "**** ******* ***** **** ***'* **** all *** ******* ** ******** *** inconvenient ***, ******* ***'** ********* ****** to *** * **** ***** ********* on *** ******** ****. "
  • "****, *** ******* **** ***'* **** freely ****** ** *** ** **** way ** ******** ******."
  • "****** **** ******* ***** (****) ** only * *-**** ****** (***** ***, Vivotek)"

Comments (3)

These reports are great! I can't stand cable whips!

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Yes, whips are a pain. But I'm usually more concerned about water ingress than than a hole that I'm about to cover. 

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Thanks for the feedback Colin, and welcome to the comments section! What are the primary steps you take to prevent water ingress? 

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