Waterproofing outdoor cameras require the Ethernet cable to be sealed and the desiccant pack needs to be installed properly.
Insert the cable into the through-hole, then press the rubber seal onto the cable. Slide the plastic collar and metal nut onto the cable oriented as shown in the diagram. The plastic collar is then pushed over the top of the rubber seal.
CD-E Series Camera
D50 & D80 Cameras
Ensure there is about 3 to 5 inches of ethernet cable run through the pass-through hole.
Move the rubber seal into the through-hole then place the nut on top. Leave three to five inches of Ethernet cable through the through-hole at a 90-degree angle to the base of the camera, then use the wrench to secure the nut. The nut needs to be tightened until the bottom is flush with the base plate. No threads should be visible.
In this photo, you can see how the cable gland shows no exposed threads, versus an improperly installed cable gland.
Cable Gland Not Fully Tightened
Move the cable through the cable gland, and insert the jack into the port.
Before the desiccant is applied mount and position the camera, then attach the camera case to ensure it is completely ready for installation.
Remove the camera case, attach the desiccant to the side of the camera, then re-install the camera case, tightening with the provided Torx screwdriver.
Here's a video on attaching the desiccant pack:
Waterproofing Mounting Equipment
To waterproof mounting hardware after installation, we recommend using waterproof silicone caulk as a way to seal any gaps.