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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Bob La Londe, Dec 29, 2006.

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  1. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Ok, I have a bunch of Spectra Dome cameras installed. Mostly outdoors, but
    a few indoors. All but a very few are in outdoor environmental pendants.

    The RS422 seems to be the first thing to fail, but I have been having
    various samera issues on most sites starting at 2-3 years after
    installation.

    I would like to get some feedback on longevity of cameras for outdoor
    application with either the environmental vs the presurized dome. All would
    be outdoor pendant applications.

    We got many guys here with much Pelco Spectra Dome experience? I already
    called Pelco, and they really could not answer me.


    --
    Sincerly,
    The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    Bob La Londe

    The Security Consultant
    Bob La Londe - Owner
    849 S Ave C
    Yuma, Az 85364

    (928) 782-9765 ofc
    (928) 782-7873 fax

    Licensed Contractor
    ROC103044 & ROC103047
     
  2. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Who is Crocket?


    --
    Sincerly,
    The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    Bob La Londe

    The Security Consultant
    Bob La Londe - Owner
    849 S Ave C
    Yuma, Az 85364

    (928) 782-9765 ofc
    (928) 782-7873 fax

    Licensed Contractor
    ROC103044 & ROC103047
     
  3. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Davey?



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    | | > Did you ask Crockett?
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    | Who is Crocket?
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    | Sincerly,
    | The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    | Bob La Londe
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    | The Security Consultant
    | Bob La Londe - Owner
    | 849 S Ave C
    | Yuma, Az 85364
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    | (928) 782-9765 ofc
    | (928) 782-7873 fax
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    | Licensed Contractor
    | ROC103044 & ROC103047
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  4. Petem

    Petem Guest

    I don't remember in what part of the continent you are,but here,we used both
    pelco and Panasonic dome inside and outside,(in am in Quebec if you don't
    remember ;-) ) and we don't have much trouble with either of the 2
    brand,but cant tell you anything about the rs422 stuff cause we use over the
    coax control...

    Just a question,why do you use the serial control interface rather then the
    coaxitron stuff?
    we always match our dome to the dvr/matrix of the same brand,so we keep
    everything compatible all the time...
     
  5. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    I've installed a few of these outdoors... serviced several others, and replaced
    one that was knocked down by a truck. Haven't yet run into one that actually
    had a failure in the data connection (well, except one that the cable yanked
    loose from the DVR because the installer had made it too short).

    I HAVE seen problems with the contacts where the camera body attaches to the
    base, and I've been told this is a known design defect in certain Spectra models
    (something to do with the vibrations of the PTZ motors leading to failing
    connections, don't recall the details, might wanna ask Pelco about that).

    If it looks like there may be corrosion problems where the data wires connect,
    try stripping them back, cleaning up the terminals, and then reconnecting
    everything with the help of a little dielectric grease (the stuff auto-parts
    stores sell for battery terminals and under-hood connectors). Works great to
    keep the moisture away from the connections (as it's designed to do).
     
  6. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    You know the guy... leather jacket... coonskin cap... goes around killin' him
    b'ars. Nice feller.
     
  7. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    The Sepctra Domes can not manage programmable patrol patterns with coaxitron
    controls. Only with the serial control.


    --
    Sincerly,
    The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    Bob La Londe

    The Security Consultant
    Bob La Londe - Owner
    849 S Ave C
    Yuma, Az 85364

    (928) 782-9765 ofc
    (928) 782-7873 fax

    Licensed Contractor
    ROC103044 & ROC103047
     
  8. alarman

    alarman Guest


    Tubbs' partner.
    js
     
  9. Petem

    Petem Guest

    Are you sure about that?

    will need to check that...\
     
  10. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Well, I am running them off Dedicated Micros Recrorders with KBS3 or KBS3A
    keyboards, and they work fine in either mode, but when you hit Patrol when
    its in coaxitron mode it just makes a random back and forth patrol at the
    same angle and FOV its set at. In RS422 mode it can be programemd for a
    custom patrol pattern.

    Please check it out. If there is a way for full control with Coaxitron
    especially with those recorders that would be great.
    --
    Sincerly,
    The guy who makes the final decision on who we buy from.
    Bob La Londe

    The Security Consultant
    Bob La Londe - Owner
    849 S Ave C
    Yuma, Az 85364

    (928) 782-9765 ofc
    (928) 782-7873 fax

    Licensed Contractor
    ROC103044 & ROC103047

     
  11. Petem

    Petem Guest

    If I am not crazy,that has to be configured in the dome itself

    I think I has to do with a choice of pan and tilde vs. patrol when the pan
    command is sent..


     
  12. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

     
  13. I think I has to do with a choice
    You know, pan and "~". This idiot claims to be a CCTV installer?
     
  14. Petem

    Petem Guest

    I don't know why but my corrector took tilt and change it to tilde...

    strange...


     
  15. Petem

    Petem Guest

    at least I think...cant say the same of you...
     
  16. Petem

    Petem Guest

    Yup and you follow the second part of the saying like a follower of David
    Quresh...
     
  17. In the meantime don't hurt youself thinking too much. We all get worried about you when we hear that single neuron sparking up in
    Ahaaaaa! Maybe that is what happened to Olson's ladder. If a synapse had functioned evben once he'd certainly have neen "shocked."
     
  18. Is there a new guy in Waco named Quresh?

    No, but there's still a wacko in Waco.
     
  19. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I wonder how funny your following explanation would look to a French
    speaking person, if you tried to write it in French.
     
  20. Petem

    Petem Guest

    HUH?

    neen?
    evben?

    who's the one speaking a strange English?
     
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