Surveillance Pole Selection Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 25, 2012

Successfully selecting poles for mounting cameras is tricky business. Despite what seems to be straightforward process, selecting the right type of pole for placing a camera is made difficult by the vast choices to pick from. In this note, we cover the major shapes and material types involved when selecting poles of video surveillance applications.

Disclaimer

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****** *********

**** ****** *** * ********** ****** ** ***** *******, ********** when *********** ***** *********. ***** **** ******* ******* *** **** deflection, *** **** **********, **** ***********, *** ************ ****** ******** arms ******** *** ******* ******** ** ****. *** ***** ***** methods ** ******* **** ********** ** **** ***:

  • ******** *** *********** **** ****: *** **** *** ** ****** camera ********* ** ******* *** *********** **** **** ***** ** design *********** **** ****** ****, ******** ****** ********, *** ********* weight.
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  • ********** ***** ***********:**** ****************** *** ***** ************** *** ********** ***** ** ********* ***** ****** *** ****** the ****** ** '*****' *******.

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**** **** ** **** ** ***?

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  • **** ** *** ******* ***** ****** ** *** ****** ** the ****?
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  • **** ***** ******* ******** ***** ** *** ****, ** *** additional ******** ******** *********?
  • **** ** *** ***** ********* ****** ** *** **** ******* equipment, ********* ***** *** *******? **** ***** ** ******** ********** by ********* ****** *********** **** ************ **** ******.

***** ** ***** **** *********** *****:

  • **** ******** * ****** ***** **' ***** *** ******, ***** cost ** *** ******* **********, ****** ***** ***** *** * good ******.
  • **** ******* ** ***** ******* ******* **' *** **' ***** or ******* *****, ********, ** ****** ***** *** *** **** choice.
  • **** ******* ** ***** ******* ***** **' *** ******** ** the ******* ******, *********** ******** ** ***** ******* ** ********* poles *** ********* *** **** *******.

******* ******

******:***** ***** *** ***** ****** ** *********** *** *****, *** this ***** ** **** ***** ** ********, ********, *** **** load. ****** ******** * ****** ***** **' ** ****, ****** poles *** **** ******* ** ***** *******. ********* **** ******* is ***** ** ******** *** *********** ******** *****.

*****: ****** *****, *** *********** ******** ***** *** **** ***** round ********. **** ******* ** **** ********* ** **** ***** than ****** ********, *** **** *** ***** ******* *** ******* more *********** ********. ******* ***** ******** *** ***** ** **** in **** ***** *** ***** **** ********* *****, **** *** suitable *** ******** ******* ***** **' *** *** ******* ******** stiffening ** ******* *******. *** ***** ** **** ********* *** available ** **** *******.

*******:**** ** *** **** ****** **** ******* ** *** *** surveillance ************. ***** *** '******** *****' ******** **** *** ***** at *** **** ** ** **** ******. ***** *** ******** shaping ** **** ****** ** *********** **** **** '*****' *****, the ******* ******* ******* ******* *******, *****, *** *** **** rigid ** ****** **** ***** *****. *** ***** ** **** materials *** ********* ** **** *******.

*********:*** ****** ********** ******* ** *** '*********', ** '***** *****' profile. **** ******** ******* ** ******** *** **** ***** **** other ******, *** ** ** ********* ****** ******** *** ******** surveillance *******. **** *****, ********** ******* ***** *** ******* ******** poles *** **** *******. *** ***** ** *** **** ** form **** ******* *********, ** *** ******* ** **** ***** found ** ******** *** *********** ******** *****. *******, *** ** the ******** ********* ********* ****, ********* ***** *** *** **** costly.

*********

Steel *** ********

*********:******** ***** *** *** ******** ******** **** ** ************ ****** systems, ********* ******* *** *** ********** ** ***** ************** *** subject ** *** ******* ********** ** ******. ******** ***** *** be ********* ** ******* ******, **** ***** ******* ********* ***' feet, *** ** ************* ********. ** ************ **** **** ******* or ******* ******* *** *******, *********** ******** ***** *** ** used ** ***** ** *****. ********** ** ******** ******** ****** in ******* **** ******** ** ******** ** *****. ** ******** maintained, ***** ***** *** ** ************ ****.

*****: ** *** ****** ***** **** ************ ******* *** ******* - ******* **' ** **' ****, ***** ***** *** **** equal ** ****** *****. ****** ***** *******, ***** ** ******* 10% **** ********* **** ********, *** ************* **** ********* **** timber, *** ** ********** ************* ********** *** ********* **** ******. A ****** **', * ***** ***-****** ***** **** *** ** purchased *** ***** $***, ** ***** $**.** *** ****.

***********:******* ** *** ******* ******* *** ************ ********** (*******, *******, etc), ********* **** ******** *** ***** ******** ** ** **** during ************. ******** ************ ************** ** **** ****** ********* *** welding ******* ***** ******* ***** ***** **** ******* ******* ************ use.

******

*********:******* ********* ** **** *** *** **** **** ***** ******* of ***** ******* ************ ****** *** ********** ** ***. *****, these ***** *** *********,** *******, **** ******** ** ***** ********* ** ****** ******* **** up ** ** *****. ****** ***** *** ******** ***** ** 25' ** **' *******, ******** ******* ** ** ***' *** available.

*****:****** **** ******* ** ******* **********, *** ***** ******** ********** significantly ********* ****** *****. *******, * ****** **' ****** **** pole *** ** ********* *** ***** $****, ** ***** $**.** per ****.

***********:********** ***** ***** **** ** ********* ** *** *****, *** unlike ******** ** ******** ************, **** ****** ** *********** ** site. **** ******** *********** *** ***** **** ******* ** ************** requirements. ******* **** **** ******** *** ******* ******** *** ********** service **** ** **** * *** ***** ****** **** ****** upkeep ********.

Prestressed ********

*********:*********** ******** ***** ******* *** **** *****, ****** ******** ** mount ******* ****. **** *** **** *****, **** **** ** pole ******** ****** ***********. *********** ******** ***** *** ********* ** freestanding ***** ** ** ** **** *******.

*****:* ****** **' ******** **** *** ** ********* *** ***** $2350, ** ***** $**.** *** ****.

***********:*** ************* ** ***** ***** *** **** **** ****** **** steel ** ******, *** ******* * ***** ** ******** ****** can ** *********. *** ********* **** ** ******* ** ******, further ******* *** ***** ****** ******** ** ******* ************. ***** prestressed ******** *** **** ******** **********, *** **** *** *** gained ********** *********** ***** **********, **********, ** *** *****, *** approvals *** ** ****** ** ******* **** **** '***********' *********.

Cast ****

*********:**** **** ***** ****** ** ********** ************. *********, **** ***** poles *** **** ** **** ************ **** ********* ** ******** to ******** ***** ******** ** ************* ********. **** ********* ***** may ****** ** **** ********* *** **** ********* ************.

*****:**** **** ***** *** ******** ***** ** **' ** **' lengths. ***** ******* ** ****** ********* ** ******** ******** *** However, * ****** **' ********** **** *** ** ********* *** about $****, ** ***** $**.** *** ****.

***********: **** ***** ***** *** ********* ****** ** *** ***** of *********, *** **** ******. ** ****, **** ******** *** not **** **** **** * ****** ******. *********** ******* **** stability *** **** ********** *** ******* ** ******** ******** ********, and *** ******** ***** ** ** ********** ******* ** ******* corrosion. **** ***** *** **** ** ********** **** **** ** installed ** ******** *** **** **** ************ **** **** *** simpler ******** ********* *****.

Pole ************

**** ********* *** **** ****, **** * ******* ** *** work ** ********. *** *** "****** ** **** ******** *******" *** ******* ******* ** ********** ******* **** ***** *** installing ***** **********.

***** ****

***** ***** **** ***** ********* **** **** *********. **** *************** like ******** **** *** ****** *** ********** ******** ** ***** authorities *** ***** *************. ************, ***** *** ***** ************ *** be ********* ** **** ******* ******* ** *** ** **** heights. *******, ******* *** ***** ** ******* *** *******, ***** code ********** ****** ** ********* ****** ***** ************** *** *******.

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