Notes on camera installation in cold climates
Last update: February, 2022
This article provides notes on camera installation in cold climates.
WV-X6533LN / WV-S6532LN
1. Power source recommended in cold climate
When installing those cameras in cold climates, we recommend using a 24V AC power supply or a compatible PoE injector (60W) to enable internal heaters of camera.
By turning on the heaters, snow or frost on the front panel will melt.
2. Power source NOT recommended in cold climates
We do not recommend PoE+ hub / device in cold climates especially when IR light is on.
This is because one of the internal heaters does not operate when IR light is on due to low power supply, and the glass surface of camera lens may not be defrosted under the following conditions:
- Snowfall accompanied by strong wind
- Thick snow and ice on the glass surface of camera lens
3. Internal heaters
When the internal temperature of camera drops below +10˚C (50˚F), the heater unit automatically turns on.
4. Cold start of camera
The camera needs time to start up in cold start conditions. For details, refer to the following camera start-up procedures.