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Author Topic: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?  (Read 2874 times)

vaughan

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Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:19:44 PM »

I am deciding between the pan & tilt and the outdoor wireless IP cameras.
I could not find a clear answer anywhere I looked, but the thing I wanted to know about the pan & tilt is what temperatures low&high can the camera be exposed to and still operate normally? Has anyone had issues outdoors with pan & tilt?
Also what about moisture? How much is too much.
They should make an outdoor cover for this camera.

Thanks for any feedback
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Re: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:03:30 AM »

The indoor pan and tilt camera is not designed to be used outside. The operating specs are 14 - 131 degrees F with a humidity between 20%-85% non condensing. Unless you live in a very dry location, the non condensing humidity is what will cause problems for the camera.

In addition, the indoor cameras cannot be exposed to rain at all. Others have commented that creating a DIY dome has rendered the camera useless at night due to the reflected light from the IR LEDs.

Your options are the outdoor wireless camera, which does not have pan and tilt:
http://www.x10.com/promotions/airsight_outdoor_wireless_ip_camera.html?BNAV

Or the PTZ Pro, which has pan. tilt, and zoom:
http://www.x10.com/promotions/airsight_pro_ptz_wireless_ip_camera.html?BNAV
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Re: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 04:51:32 PM »

Are there any examples of how the indoor pan/tilt camera does when shooting thru a window towards the outdoors?
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Re: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 06:03:39 PM »

Are there any examples of how the indoor pan/tilt camera does when shooting thru a window towards the outdoors?
Examples as in pictures? I don't think so.

I found a couple of posts on the subject by just doing a search on key words.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=27933.msg156769;topicseen#msg156769
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Re: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 07:18:45 PM »

Are there any examples of how the indoor pan/tilt camera does when shooting thru a window towards the outdoors?
It will work however you'll have issues.
If there is a screen the quality will be terrible as you'll see the screen.
IR will not work and cause reflections
Sun shining in the window directly will cause reflections
You'll also need it close or it will usually be to bright outside to display
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 07:26:45 PM by Tuicemen »
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Re: Pan & Tilt Outdoor Weather Limitations?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 07:27:39 PM »

Are there any examples of how the indoor pan/tilt camera does when shooting thru a window towards the outdoors?

4 GET THAT.
if you try indoor camera to shoot outdoors thru the window....at night you will get reflection from the IR and won't see anything but a bightlight being reflected off the window.

I know i tried. wont work.

also, if its day time and you want to use motion detection.. it probably wont dectect thru the glass either.

FYI. The video is good at night if its outside. The IR lights things. I notice you can see a bright light reflect off the wall if i turn the camera to the wall.. like shining a flashlight off the wall... but if you look at the IR with naked eyes. u see nothing.

I have pointing one camera at another camera and you can see the brightness from the IR thru the camera lens on the video as if you looking at a flashlight.

AND DONT.. I REPEAT.. DO NOT put a indoor camera outdoors and let it rain on it like someone who shall be nameless ( sad face ) and you will just destroy a working camera like i did.  The first thing to go was tilt.. pan still worked but tilt didn't... Then pan quit working....then the video stop completely.

I wish the indoor camera where built in a way to work outdoors because of the size and they move diagonally as well as left and right and up n down.. they are smaller than the PTZ  Pro and less noticable. I think the video quality is better also then the PTZ Pro without that dome in the way.
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