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Topic # 225405 16-Nov-2017 22:07
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Hey all,

I have a 2 camera set up, nothing fancy, just use the motion detection software in the cameras, however for a while I have had a problem with one of the cameras and cannot work it out.  Here is a screenshot of the image:



This only happens at night.  At first I thought it was moisture so I dismantled and cleaned everything, made sure everything was closed back tight, but it still happened, so I loosened some of the screws to allow airflow instead, but same thing.

Any ideas?  Its not the sensor as daytime images are perfect and clear.

3PM Dome Zoom Camera, pretty sure its a IPC-HDBW2300R-Z.


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  Reply # 1903016 16-Nov-2017 22:15
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Is that snow on the ground?

 

Looks like the night images from Mt Ruapehu


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  Reply # 1903023 16-Nov-2017 22:27
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Does the camera have infra red for night?

 

Whats the image like if those visible lights are turned off.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1903025 16-Nov-2017 22:29
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Is that snow on the ground?

 

Looks like the night images from Mt Ruapehu

 



LOL! No, this is Auckland!  Its grass.  Here's the other camera's view of the same area.




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  Reply # 1903026 16-Nov-2017 22:31
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djtOtago:

 

Does the camera have infra red for night?

 

Whats the image like if those visible lights are turned off.

 



Yup, and that visible light is actually the IR light of the other camera.


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  Reply # 1903029 16-Nov-2017 22:33
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A dome camera? Looks like condensation (outside of dome?) with the ir light bouncing off it,




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  Reply # 1903031 16-Nov-2017 22:37
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Can you easily swap the two cameras around?

 

See if problem says with the camera, or the location?


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  Reply # 1903057 16-Nov-2017 22:49
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Maybe there is just dome internal reflection of the IR light.

 

Maybe the IR is illuminating internal mould stresses in the dome.

 

What is the image like during the day? Ok you have answered that earlier... good.

 

I use the Dahua DH-IPC-HDW4300C or similar  that does not have a dome.





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  Reply # 1903059 16-Nov-2017 22:51
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ZollyMonsta: A dome camera? Looks like condensation (outside of dome?) with the ir light bouncing off it,


Yup both dome cameras.  I will have a check, didn't think to check the outside of the dome, good thinking!




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  Reply # 1903060 16-Nov-2017 22:52
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djtOtago:

 

Can you easily swap the two cameras around?

 

See if problem says with the camera, or the location?

 



Swapping the DOME is easy, swapping the camera's is more work.  But worth a try.  Will start with swapping domes.


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  Reply # 1903125 17-Nov-2017 09:00
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Just want to ask what sensitivity settings is the optimum? As my dahua goes crazy with the motion detection at night. It's fine during the day. Mine is set at 60.


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  Reply # 1903129 17-Nov-2017 09:21
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So did cleaning the outside of the dome not temporarily solve the issue?

 

I get a very similar thing with my Hikvision dome camera's. For them it is dirt/dust/whatever on the outside of the dome. Not seen during daytime but over time it makes the image almost un-viewable at night time.

 

I just need to clean the outside of the domes from time to time with a microfibre cloth or such. Wife came up with the idea of a length of round downpipe with a diameter larger than the dome, some cloth tape placed loosely across one end of the pipe and a cloth over that - fits over the dome and twisting the pipe cleans them nicely. No need to get on a ladder :-)

 

 




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  Reply # 1903144 17-Nov-2017 10:10
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xontech:

 

So did cleaning the outside of the dome not temporarily solve the issue?

 

I get a very similar thing with my Hikvision dome camera's. For them it is dirt/dust/whatever on the outside of the dome. Not seen during daytime but over time it makes the image almost un-viewable at night time.

 

I just need to clean the outside of the domes from time to time with a microfibre cloth or such. Wife came up with the idea of a length of round downpipe with a diameter larger than the dome, some cloth tape placed loosely across one end of the pipe and a cloth over that - fits over the dome and twisting the pipe cleans them nicely. No need to get on a ladder :-)

 



I gave it a quick wipedown last night but it didn't seem to change it.  I didn't have much time to investigate further but I will tonight.  I plan to swap the domes around and maybe add in an extra / new moisture absorber pad thing.

One thing I did think off - the camera that 'fogs' up is over grass, the other one is over concrete. Could it just be extra moisture from the grass overwhelming the ability of the camera to cope with the damp during the night?


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  Reply # 1903145 17-Nov-2017 10:20
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One thing I did think off - the camera that 'fogs' up is over grass, the other one is over concrete. Could it just be extra moisture from the grass overwhelming the ability of the camera to cope with the damp during the night?

 

 

Conversely... the warmth in the concrete keep one camera from fogging.

 

Is it worth putting a small computer fan near the fogging dome to blow air over the dome to help prevent the fogging?

 

 





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  Reply # 1903598 18-Nov-2017 10:13
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Is it recording 24/7? My mate had same issue when recording 24/7 changed to record on trip wire detect and has been fine since. His is Dahua turret.

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