Camera installation is high on pockets and is an investment cost. With installing cameras in houses, commercial or other facilities, people are looking to gain long-term benefit from it. Just as we take care of all our technological gadgets, taking necessary steps to ensure safety of our surveillance cameras is also crucial. This helps increase the longevity of our product service and also helps us avail our money’s worth.
Extreme weather conditions can cause harm not only to the structure of the camera but can affect its quality. Here are multiple possibilities how a camera can be affected:
- Excessive temperatures can likely damage the internal electrical components of the camera.
- Prolonged and direct exposure to the sunlight can cause the outer structure of the camera to deteriorate.
- Excessive and extreme weather conditions relating to sunlight can also lead to battery explosion.
- Moisture can affect outer structure integrity of cameras causing erosion.
- Moisture and condensation can also lead water to accumulate in the cameras.
- In exceptionally cold weather, ice and water may accumulate in the camera causing it to completely black and stop functioning.
- Batteries can stop working in cold temperatures due to freezing out and LCD’s may also black out. Custom features are likely to stop working.
- Monsoon and heavy rainfalls can also cause moisture or water to trap, causing fungus in the camera.
- Water can also cause fluctuations or short circuits.
- Sandy weather can also impact the functional and structural integrity of security cameras. Sand particles can put irreversible scratches on your lens, sensor and screen.
- Sand may also enter your camera and damage internal parts.
Ways You Can Prevent or Minimize Damage
- Use a dry cloth to clean the camera’s exterior.
- Choose an ideal place for camera installation – under a shade.
- Use a moisture proof case or waterproof housing as a shielding for your camera.
- Insert one or more silica gel packets to capture moisture in the camera pouch.
- Use a moisture free case or place an enclosure to ensure the camera is weather resistant.
- Place an acrylic glass over the camera lens.
- Use a heat bulb in near vicinity to prevent moisture
- Opt for a dome camera as the provide more protection due to their shape
- Use a window sealant to create a barrier to prevent water seeping into it.
- Use anti-fog films to protect the cameras lens and overall structure