How do I clean my camera dome?

When a dome camera is mounted outside, it can collect dirt and dust, especially in an exposed installation locations. Dirt and dust on the dome will reflect IR light back into the camera lens, causing blurry picture and affecting your camera’s night performance. It can be a problem even when daytime video looks good. We recommend cleaning your camera dome a few times a year or as required (usually after rains)

The dome of most cameras are made of hardened polycarbonate. It is extremely durable, but can be damaged if cleaned improperly. 

To clean the dome: 

  • To clean dust or loose dirt, use compressed air. 
  • To clean smudges or stuck on dirt, use warm water with a few drops of a mild dish soap and a clean microfiber cloth. 


The following products can damage the dome and cause IR distortion and a reduction in clarity. 

Do not use any of the below: 

  • Anti-Bacterial or harsh (extra-strength) detergents
  • Ammonia, alcohol, or other solvents 
  • Paper towels, newspaper, or other rough materials

These will impact the cover and make a permanent bad picture. This isn’t covered by warranty of you damage your dome.

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