Camera with not heated cabin

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BelBol, May 22, 2018.

  1. BelBol

    BelBol Monkey

    Hi, we bought camera for our cabin. The weather is really cold during winter (-25C). The camera is ok for this cold weather. I am more concerned about the system (hard drive). The cabin is not heated. I am looking for a solution to keep everything warm in a restricting area. Do you have any solutions or product in mind that can help me? I surfed the internet to find a special cabinet, but I found nothing yet..
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Put the camera in your pocket.
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Look up the specs on the equipment, then you have a place to start.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    The question is what powers your Servailance System? if it is Grid Power, then a Box with the Electronics in it, and insulated, with a 25 Watt Incondescent Light Bulb will stay nice and toasty all winter...If battery Power then what charges the Battery?
  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    There is no moisture in a vacuum chamber.
    No moisture no damage to electrical components especially in freezing environments.
    Oxygen absorbers may work, but the chamber must be air tight .
    Only other solution I can think of is having an incandescent light to maintain warmth . I used this method to keep my washing machine from freezing .
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  6. BelBol

    BelBol Monkey

    yes it is grid power. thanks.
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  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    An insulated Ice Chest would make a great box... Just cut a Small channel in the lid seam, or add a PVC Pipe at the bottom, to bring out all the external wires...
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Insulation is the key.
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Last edited: May 22, 2018
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  10. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Go with a SSD, no moving parts
  11. Tempstar

    Tempstar Pray for BT

    I've had PC's running at minus 7 and no issues. The system itself should make plenty of heat, especially when processing video. LCD screen is the problem and must be left on.
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  12. BenP

    BenP Monkey++

    I'm sure it will be fine, I have some indoor models in a barn and they survive extreme heat and cold and some dampness.
  13. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Surely you weren't at the keyboard?
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  14. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    -7 is one thing, -25 is another ;) ;)

    -40 is [loco]

    -40F = -40C
    Last edited: May 23, 2018
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  15. Tempstar

    Tempstar Pray for BT

    Just initial set-up for an inventory control system in a HUGE refrigerated warehouse. Poor guys that worked there were at the keys quite often.
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