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Reliable Camera Vision for
Any Weather

In|Sync:Fire includes a rugged camera housing that provides additional protection to In|Sync’s video detection cameras in the harshest winter environments. The traffic light camera enclosure melts snow and ice, eliminating obstructions that can block the camera’s view. This ensures continuous accuracy for In|Sync’s vehicle detection and real-time view of each intersection, and it reduces the need for technicians to repeatedly clean lenses during winter’s harsh conditions.


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Video Detection Challenges in Harsh Weather Environments

Snow & Ice Impair Vision

During winter storms, snow or ice can accumulate on lenses, reducing camera visibility and hampering accurate vehicle detection with traffic light sensors. Sleet, slush and condensation may also obscure camera views and require continuous monitoring and cleaning.

Electronics Don’t Like Moisture

Moisture inside of a camera housing may damage electrical components, leave water marks on the lens and interfere with reliable video detection. Extreme cold coupled with moisture can cause cameras to fail entirely.

Accurate Detection Means More Efficient Adaptive Operations

All adaptive traffic control systems require reliable vehicle detection to estimate current traffic demand and make appropriate adjustments. Since In|Sync uses real-time, image-based queue and delay analysis to keep traffic flowing efficiently, heated enclosures and lenses for video detection are essential in winter conditions.

Not All Camera Enclosures Are Created Equal

Many outdoor enclosures use similar components to provide protection, but the mere presence of a heater and blower doesn’t necessarily prevent a camera lens from fogging up or stop the enclosure lens from icing over or accumulating snow. Especially during extreme conditions when wind is blowing snow directly into the enclosure lens, most heaters are not effective in melting snow or ice.

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Rapid increases or decreases in temperature can cause moisture to build up, and extreme cold can cause cameras to quit working altogether. In|Sync:Fire’s traffic light camera enclosure protects internal components of the video detection system using heating elements — capable of producing up to 65 watts of heat — that span the length of the enclosure on both sides and surround the enclosure lens. In|Sync:Fire melts snow and ice and eliminates any condensation that could obstruct the camera’s view, keeping image quality clear and detection accurate.

Extend Longevity of Video Detection Cameras

With the protection that In|Sync:Fire provides, obstructions to the camera’s view and traffic light sensors are removed, ensuring the In|Sync Processor can clearly analyze images for vehicle presence, estimated volume and queue length, aiding In|Sync’s one-of-a-kind adaptive algorithms through any winter storm. This protection increases the lifespan of your video detection system and ensures proper operation for years to come.

Work in the Harshest Conditions

In|Sync:Fire has been tested and verified to work in temperatures as low as -15°C and can function properly down to -34°C in less harsh conditions to melt ice on the lens — preventing ice build-up and guaranteeing In|Sync can adjust in real-time without snow or ice interference. The enclosure is constructed of a heavy-duty, nonmetallic, non-corrosive, flame-resistant, polycarbonate thermal plastic alloy that will not corrode, rust or leak — and exceeds NEMA specifications with an airtight seal to protect against environmental elements.

Technical Specs

In|Sync:Fire
Weight 8.3lb (3.8Kg)
Size
  • 20 7/8 in (l)x 7 ½ in (w)x 5 ¼ in (h) (530mm x 190.5mm x 133mm)
  • With sunshield 20 7/8 in (l)x 7 ½ in (w) x 8 ½ in (h) 530mm x 190.5mm x 216mm)
Power 12/24 VDC with ability to source 65W continuous camera power
Interfaces Secured RJ-45 Ethernet connector
Operating Specifications Housing exceeds IP66 rating: airtight and sealed against outside air, dust, insects, water, corrosion and other harsh conditions
Temperature
  • Operating Temperature (Absolute): -60°F to 165°F (-51°C to 74°C)
  • Operating Temperature (Recommended): -40°F to 120°F (-40°C to 49°C)

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