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Winter Video Security System Maintenance Tips

Don’t get left out in the cold this winter! If you live in a cold climate - sleet, frost, freezing rain, snow, and extremely cold temperatures can impact the performance of your security cameras - and your video security camera system. Learn how to maintain and protect your video security system during the wintertime (and beyond) with a few simple-to-follow video security system maintenance tips.

1. Check Your Video Security Camera Enclosures

A camera enclosure provides the first layer of protection for your security cameras. A winter climate requires a weather-rated enclosure for your security cameras. An IP66 (or higher) enclosure provides protection from the elements, along with harsh winter weather conditions - including sleet, ice, and snow. Take a good look at your enclosures and security camera housing. Are the enclosures still providing weather protection? Look for any signs of exterior damage, including dents or gaps. Then, open up the camera housing and look for signs of water, condensation, ice, or dirt that may have built up inside of the enclosure. If you find any of the aforementioned elements inside of your camera housing, it’s a clear indicator that the housing is no longer providing optimal protection, and may need to be replaced. You will also want to regularly clear away any snow or ice that accumulates on your camera enclosure - throughout the season.