The winter months bring along with them a new set of problems for those looking to install a security surveillance system.
It is important to pay attention to these potential concerns before they become the reason your camera doesn’t work. If you are looking to lay down a plan and then move forward, It is better to start here and see what your options are.
These are the tips that are going to make the installation easier and you will have a quality surveillance camera in place as soon as you want it.
1) Analyze Camera’s Metrics
What does the surveillance camera have that is going to enable it to last in the winter? Will it be able to manage itself or are you going to have a camera that cannot survive? This happens when you buy the wrong one and think installing it is going to do the trick.
It will not and you are going to hate the results.
Think about metrics such as operating temperature and storage temperature. You want to ensure the camera will be able to sustain itself even if the temperature drops aggressively. This is a must.
2) Don’t Close Camera For 10-20 Minutes During Installation
When you are installing the camera, take the time to set it open for at least 10-20 minutes. The idea is to let it get used to the environment before closing the dome/lid. This is a must so the camera does not have to deal with moisture that seeps inside.
This is going to happen if you are letting moisture get trapped inside by shutting the dome quickly.
Let it sit out and just step away for a bit. This is going to ensure it is prepared for the colder weather and is going to work well. Testing it after will help.
3) Use Silicon Between Surface and Camera
Do not install the camera directly on a surface such as a stucco, concrete, brick, or wood. This is how you are going to damage the camera and reduce its lifespan in a hurry. It is better to look at using silicon between the camera and surface.
The idea is to avoid moisture from collecting as it often can when it comes to the winter months. Silicon is a good way to go and is going to help eliminate moisture development near the mounting bracket.
Always use these tips when it comes to setting up a surveillance camera during the winter time. It is often ignored when you are installed in the summer but you have to think about this so you are not having to take down the camera because moisture got inside. You have to ensure moisture is not collecting as that is going to do a lot of damage. You should not be taking such risks because it isn’t worth it and you are going to be in a lot of trouble.
Take the time to use these tips and then make your decision.