Painting Cameras Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 17, 2012

If you want a surveillance camera that is not white, black or silver, you are going to have a hard time finding one off the shelf. Unfortunately, this is an issue for many end users who want or need their cameras to better blend in with their environment to improve overall aesthetics. Certainly retailers are one major group with this need but this is common in many public facilities as well.

In this note we examine both the risks of painting cameras (which can be significant) and the options you have for doing so including powdercoating, wraps and custom factor colors.

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