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Guide to Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)

So would you like to play "Spot the CCTV Camera?". Eagle eyed visitors may recognise the profusion of street furniture, surrounding a single heritage dome camera keeping watch over part  of Londons' prestigious Oxford Street shopping area.

Information on a wide range of housings,
suitable for any application.


Most domestic grade Printed Circuit Board cameras are now already built into sealed protective housings, although you must check with the manufacturers literature to make sure about the level of protection which is actually provided.

Anything less than IP 55 and it really shouldn’t be placed open to the elements; over IP 65 and it can rain till the cows come home, provided of course it’s installed in line with the manufacturers recommendations.

For industrial PCB cameras, there are a very limited number of miniature weatherproof housings, which can provide a simple solution for short distance outdoor surveillance, such as visual verification, door entry or visitor ID roles.

Unlike their larger cousins, these housings rarely contain thermostatically controlled heating elements, relying instead on the heat generated by the cameras circuitry to keep the window glass or plastic, free from condensation.

The fact that most do not have a sun shield fitted, also makes it important to remember that because these ‘boxes’ contain so little space, they really shouldn’t be placed in direct sun, otherwise you seriously risk cooking the camera circuits!


Information on Standard Weatherproof Camera Housings>>

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