Is there a need for ALP sensors to be covered #Alberta #winters

keefrto

Loving Alberta's response to cameras. #not
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Intermediate User
Joined
Nov 30, 2018
Messages
610
Reaction score
543
Location
Alberta, Canada
Checked the forums and I don't think there has been a thread albeit likely a small one at that. Winters here are effing brutal especially with the temperatures and I got to thinking, since I spent a shed load of cash on this system, should I be covering the sensors up at all in winter and if so with what? I can't imagine using them that often with all the snow etc but thought I would put the question out there. Cheers
 

thebravo

Security
ModSec
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Corgi Lovers
Advanced User
Joined
Dec 31, 2016
Messages
7,970
Reaction score
20,090
Location
FL (formerly CT)
Most folks in canada seem leave them uncovered, they even seem to work with some salt and muck on the lenses.
 

keefrto

Loving Alberta's response to cameras. #not
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Intermediate User
Joined
Nov 30, 2018
Messages
610
Reaction score
543
Location
Alberta, Canada
Most folks in canada seem leave them uncovered, they even seem to work with some salt and muck on the lenses.
Wow, am impressed.
 

Smason

What is a PSL?
Corgi Lovers
Advanced User
Joined
Sep 24, 2018
Messages
2,733
Reaction score
6,700
Location
Vancouver/NY2LA
@System has a pic and vid with an ALP save having the heads covered in ice.

Overall, ALP heads tend to die a bit sooner with water ingress, but nothing crazy.
 

keefrto

Loving Alberta's response to cameras. #not
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Intermediate User
Joined
Nov 30, 2018
Messages
610
Reaction score
543
Location
Alberta, Canada
@System has a pic and vid with an ALP save having the heads covered in ice.

Overall, ALP heads tend to die a bit sooner with water ingress, but nothing crazy.
That's good to hear that they work with ice and a save to boot as well. This will be my first winter with the system and in YEG /surrounding areas as well, not certain if the folks in blue use laser in cold weather much? Maybe a union thing when it's over a certain temp?
 

Z06fan

Lifetime Premium
Advanced User
Joined
Jun 26, 2015
Messages
2,590
Reaction score
7,874
Location
Charlotte, NC
I'm talking from experience lol.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. We've seen a lot of videos through the years from Canada with laser usage in the winter. LE speed enforcement doesn't seem to slow down for you guys in Canada, even in the winter months.
 

keefrto

Loving Alberta's response to cameras. #not
Premium Plus
Lifetime Premium
Intermediate User
Joined
Nov 30, 2018
Messages
610
Reaction score
543
Location
Alberta, Canada
So it would appear that ALP sensors have no need to be covered in winter then. Saves me some cash then. Lol.
 

Discord Server

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
99,912
Messages
1,516,648
Members
25,409
Latest member
TheDude
Top