Underwater Surveillance - Odd But Possible
By Christian M Gillman
When you think of a surveillance camera; for the most part you probably don't think of it being used in an underwater application. Well for whatever reasoning you might have, there are solutions to use a surveillance camera underwater. Lets take a look at how using a security camera underwater might be accomplished.
Some bullet security cameras are designed to be weatherproof for use in different elements, but the fact is that some of them are so well sealed and encased that they are rated for use in total water immersion. In fact some can even be immersed up to depths of 60ft.
It may be worth your time to check out some simple weatherproof bullet security cameras, and see if they are capable of underwater use. This would be the cheaper way of achieving underwater surveillance, as opposed to some of the following methods.
Specifically Designed For Underwater Use
Lets face it, where there's a will there's a way. There are some manufacturers who design security cameras specifically made for underwater surveillance. In fact there are even miniature underwater cameras that also have a propeller built on for remote control surveillance, in which you can explore the depths with basically a miniature submarine.
This method of underwater surveillance is probably the most expensive of them all.
If you have a security camera that you absolutely love, and want the ability to use underwater; then there is the option of getting a premade enclosure. These units can be expensive at times, but what they will allow you to do, is encase your security camera in a watertight unit that can be immersed up to a certain depth.
It should be noted however that whatever security camera you use in this situation; you will want to make sure it is quite capable in low light situations, especially the deeper you plan to use it.
Cover Your Connections
If you are immersing your security camera and using it for some form of underwater surveillance; you are going to want to make sure that any power or video connections you have running to the camera are properly enclosed. Basically you need to make sure that your connections are encased in an enclosure themselves, or somehow make sure they are sealed against water.
The reason for this is because if they were exposed to water; you are most likely going to short circuit your system and fry your equipment.
These are the basic ways you can find a security camera that will provide you with the ability to record your surveillance footage underwater, and make sure they are going to properly work in your surveillance application.
Christian M Gillman has worked in the surveillance industry for over 6 years. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, learn more about surveillance, and find great products at http://www.cu1.com
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