What can cause moisture build up on the lower bubble of the outdoor Spectra Series cameras?

Issue

What can cause moisture in side of the Spectra dome on the outdoor units?

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

  • Spectra IV Pendant Outdoor models
  • SD423-PG-E Models
  • SD429-PG-E Models
  • SD436-PG-E Models

Cause

Moisture build up at bottom of lower dome for the Spectra III or IV series outdoor housings.

Resolution

When the Spectra pendent dome is installed, it will have a open cable entry pipe along the top of the back box. The entry if not sealed properly will allow moisture to come down inside of the dome.

When the Spectra pendent dome is installed, It is recommended to install ducking compound into the pipe to seal the cable entry point and prevent moisture intrusion.