How to power a wireless surveillance system with solar energy?
When we have to place security cameras in a space that is difficult to access or where it is difficult to carry the electricity supply, we can use modern Solar powered security cameras.
Installing surveillance cameras is an essential step for those who want to properly protect their home or business from intruders. Wireless surveillance cameras are positioned as objects that are particularly simple to use and install. Working with lithium batteries, rechargeable thanks to solar energy, this device is completely autonomous. Depending on the model chosen, you can have access to different features:
Regardless of where you want to install a solar surveillance camera, it is subject to a few rules in order to comply with the legislation in force.
What are the advantages of a solar surveillance camera?
To install a security camera, you have to find the right angle to film the most vulnerable areas, while having an electric current supply to operate the devices and a wire long enough to connect the whole. Many elements that are sometimes difficult to bring together. Solar monitoring systems have features that are just as interesting as a traditional model. Like a wired camera, a solar camera:
breaks down less often: malfunctions are, in the majority of cases, due to a wire problem. With a wireless camera, this will never happen.
This solar-powered device is then positioned as an ecological, economical and sustainable installation. Like traditional cameras, solar models offer various trigger modes:
Whatever your expectations in terms of video surveillance, solar cameras adapt to all your constraints.
How does a solar surveillance camera work?
The operation of this type of device is relatively simple:
The solar panel captures the sun's rays.Photovoltaic cells transform solar energy into direct current.Direct current passes through an inverter to become alternating current.
A solar camera works with a current of at least 12 volts. If you buy the camera and solar panel independently, consider checking the current coming out of the solar panel to ensure the proper functioning of your camera.
Why buy a surveillance camera with solar panels?
Do you want to secure your home or business with a surveillance camera system? Unfortunately, it is difficult for you to install them in the most suitable places?
With a solar surveillance camera, the implementation of such a device is simplified:
no wire protrudes or is visible: if this aesthetic aspect is appreciable, it also limits the risk of accidents, such as falls, as well as breakdowns.
Easy and quick to install, surveillance cameras with solar panels are ideal for monitoring a front door, garden or site under construction. Thanks to a very low maintenance, this solution is also appreciated to monitor a second home without too many constraints.
How do I install a solar surveillance camera?
Are you thinking of buying a solar camera and wondering if its installation is not too complex? Quite the contrary! Choose places exposed directly to the sun to set up the support of your camera and get an optimal charge of the battery. An area that is too shaded could affect the charging and therefore the proper functioning of your camera.
These devices cannot, however, be installed in all regions. If you live in an area where storms and hail events are frequent, we recommend that you opt for a different and more suitable system. Indeed, solar panels are sensitive to this type of weather and may not resist it.
Ultimately, surveillance cameras with solar panels are ideal autonomous surveillance accessories for those who want to save energy, do not want to make an electrical connection or want to keep an eye on isolated places without electricity.