Condensation can sometimes be a problem with dome cameras, particularly in outdoor use. When installing outdoors or in other environments with high humidity or variable temperatures, consider these steps to mitigate condensation:
- Location: Try to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and rain. Mounting under an eave or other protective covering is ideal.
- Desiccant: Place the included moisture-trapping desiccant bag (in the R2 box) inside the camera before replacing the dome.
- Seal: When the dome is reapplied after mounting and aiming, sometimes the sealing gasket can be twisted or unseated. The seal can also be incomplete if the dome screws aren't sufficiently tightened. Check the seal to ensure a properly seated and tight fit.
- Treatments: Anti-fog wipes and sprays are generally available, and can be applied to the inside and outside of the dome bubble.