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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by kinyo, Mar 24, 2005.

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  1. kinyo

    kinyo Guest

    how long do video cameras used for security installation operating
    continuously, last? i mean that video quality degrades over time, i
    would like to have an idea how long do such cameras last before video
    deteriorates into something unacceptable ... months? years?

    thank you in advance
  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    I haven't seen a modern security camera slowly degrade over time. Perhaps
    you are thinking of the older tube based image sensors. We recently had
    one of 12 cameras die at a storage facility and it was fine right up until
    wasn't. However, it was in operation approximately 2.5 years 24/7. Note
    that the other 11 are still fine though I could wish for more resolution.
    The price of resolution is that more hard drive is required for image
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