Waterproofing Surveillance

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 27, 2012, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Water destroys countless surveillance cameras each year. As big as the problem is, water remains a huge issue for surveillance systems year after year. What can be done to mitigate the problem? This report takes a look at how to successfully waterproof surveillance equipment, including:

Water Infiltration Core Problems

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Seal ********

**** **** ******* ******* ** * protected *******, **** ** ***** *** still ****** ********. *** *******, * common ******* ** **** ******* **** cameras ********* *** ******** ******* - if *** ******* *** *** ******** or ****** **** ****** **** ****** installation, **** *** ****** *** ******* screw ******* **** ***** ********* ** enter ******* *** *********** **** **** the ****** ******.

** ** **** ********* ** ******** the ****** ******** ********** **** **** on * *** *******. **** **** housing ******** ******* ******** ******, **** the ******* ** * *** ****** or ***** *********, ** *** **** or ****** *** ** ********** *** create **** ***** **** *** ******** apparent. ** *** ***** *****, ** have *********** ******** ** **** ******* on *** **** *******:

***** *** ******** ***** ** ********* sealled ******* *****, *** ******* ** the ******** ** *** ***** **** need *******. ** ********, *** ******** warped *** ****** ** *** *** of *** **** ***** **** ***** and *********** ****** *** ******* **** frozen.

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Maintain *******

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*** ***** ***** ** ** ******* of *** ********* ***** ****** *** be **** ******* **** **** ******:

Keep ****** ***

*******, * ******** ********* ************* ** waterproofing ** ******* *** ***** **** behind *** ******. ******* ****** ** run ** *****-***** ******* *** ********** - *************** ***** ****** ** ********** and ******* *** ** ********** **** consuming. *** ***** ***** ***** ***** cabling *** **** * ****, ***** it *** **** ** ******** ******* to ************* *** ** ******** ** a ******** ******:

**** **** ***** ** *** *** in * ********* ******, ** ** important ** ******** *** ****** ** wind *** ******* ********** ******* ** exposed *********.

**** ******* ********* *** ********, ************** ***** '**** **********'**** *** ***** ***** *****, *** designed ** **** ***** *** ** connectors **** ** ********:

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