You just learned about a series of thefts and need to quickly arrange for a covert video surveillance. You don’t have time to go “shopping”, so you agree to let your team use whatever camera they can find that will not be seen by perpetrators.
More thefts in the same area occur and you play back the video only to realize that you do not have good evidence. Why? Most older cameras have degraded from their original specifications, which were barely okay years ago. Today’s cameras have much higher resolution and better low light ability, so using an old one may no longer be prudent
Old cameras may experience problems that are not noticed with a quick test. Consider being prepared for possible needs, just like many other security items that you keep available.
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