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What is your most extreme camera installation?

This one takes the cake for us! Back of a historical theater in San Luis Obispo, CA. Masonry for days and a 60+ foot drop below. Oddly enough, we don't have a scissor lift capable of going that high, so we did it from the roof. Talk about nerve racking.

 

The Fremont Theater is Meraki powered, through and through!

 

Who has mounted some cameras in crazy places besides us?IMG_0267.jpgWe thought it would be easier to put this on after the mount. We were wrong.IMG_0270.jpgIt looks so tiny from 10 feet away!IMG_0274.jpgAnd hilariously tiny from the streetScreenshot - FRE-CAM-PARKING - 2018-04-05 at 15.53.27.pngThe long awaited view

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Re: What is your most extreme camera installation?

It's been a while, but my most extreme camera install wasn't Meraki.  When I worked in IT for a Police Department we had cameras in what you might call a rough area.  I remember having to go out to adjust them.  The area was so rough that an officer had to escort and guard us while we were working on the cameras.  By the way, this was in the middle of the day.   

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Re: What is your most extreme camera installation?

Ours would be the camera we have mounted on the inside of our Electrocoating process line. We are not a 24/7 manufacturing plant, so there isn't always someone on site. We have this camera on the inside of the e-coat drop tank area and have the settings to always be in night mode with IR illuminators on. This gives a fairly consistent contrast no matter the lighting outside and the IR seems to reflect well off of the ripples in the chemical solution in this tank. We use this to monitor the circulation of the chemicals in this tank (there is a HUGE investment in this tank full of chemicals). If we lose power, we have a backup generator that kicks in to power the pump that keeps this circulating, if it stops for longer than a set amount of time, the entire chemical batch is ruined. We also have a third solution that is a manual process of draining the tank to a secondary holding tank that then uses compressed air to circulate. The screenshot I have is with the plant lights on outside, it's much more detailed when it's dark. We dropped down the massive arm that moves through the semi automated process line to use as a platform so that we could get this mounted. The primary operator, backup operator, and production manager all have access to this camera feed. We have a relay setup through our burglar alarm that sends them text message alerts when we have a power failure and the backup generator is set to kick on. Since all of our network equipment are on their own dedicated battery backups, they have about a 60 minute window where they can log in and verify that the chemicals are fine.Screenshot - E-Coat Tank - 2018-04-06 at 02.05.30.png


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Re: What is your most extreme camera installation?

That's a pretty extreme solution! Indoor or outdoor camera? Any issues with the chemicals and the camera electronics or housing yet?
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Re: What is your most extreme camera installation?

@BHC_RESORTS, right now it's an MV21 in a somewhat temperature controlled environment with it's own fancy ventilation system. The camera is mounted about 10 feet above the catwalk, but on the inside for clarity (so that the camera isn't capturing through glass) and really out of reach for any potential splashing. So far we've had no issues, but I do have an MV71 that we can put up if the need arises. We have the optical zoom maxed out, so the frame makes it seem like it's much closer. 


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Re: What is your most extreme camera installation?

We have a camera on top of a building in downtown Durham, NC.

 

We installed it with zip ties and wood blocks because of the extreme location and inability to use a proper mounting kit.

 

For the last 150+ days I have been taking screenshots at Sunset.  I've attached a recent sample.

 

When I get to 365 pictures, I'm going to make a super-cool time lapse video.

 

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All the Best,

 

Eli