Four Major Outdoor Camera Install Problems

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 14, 2018

Over 140 integrators told us the top four camera installation mistakes that lead to unexpected problems and failures. Their comments often described the problem of 'poor install' quality, and their color comments describe what errors and missteps those are.

After deeper analysis, four key themes emerged:

  • Poor Gasketing
  • Bad Lightning Protection
  • Lousy Caulking & Sealing
  • Untreated Humidity In Housings

Inside, we take a look at those answers and how installers can prevent them in the field.

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Comments (3)

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