Convergence Q&A: Ongoing Maintenance for Outdoor Security Cameras

Cleaning tips for dome and box cameras

• Once in a while you may find that a lens has a fingerprint or other smudge. Use a lens-cleaning pen or cloth, as ordinary cleaning materials may scratch the lens or damage protective coatings.

Regardless of these tips or other guidance you may find, always follow the camera manufacturer’s cleaning instructions if any are provided.


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