Solar & Wind Powered Wireless CCTV Security Systems.
The remote nature of many security systems, coupled with the low
power draw of some today's ultra-efficient cameras, makes CCTV an
ideal application for solar or wind power.
Stand-alone solar powered wireless CCTV technology means that the
entire system can be installed without running power or data
cables, both of which can be extremely costly over a wide area.
An additional benefit is the independence of the power supply.
Even when the national grid goes down or there is a local power
cut, a stand-alone solar powered CCTV system will continue to
The Benefits Of Efficiency
Modern network or IP cameras are ideal for use with a solar pv
system due to their high efficiency and their ability to send the
images off-site via a wireless data signal. These cameras can use
as little as 3 watts.
Most remote CCTV systems are in continuous operation, therefore it
is important to eliminate power hungry devices such as heated
camera housings or digital image storage drives.
If necessary, we strongly recommend buying an "extreme" camera
housing which are so well insulated, that they will allow the
camera to operate in temperatures as low as -50 deg C, without any
Use of a DC
AC inverter to convert the battery power (DC) to mains (AC)
is not recommended, due to the inefficiencies added to the system.
A wide range of high efficiency 12v or 24v dc cameras are on the
Very often, it will prove more cost effective to replace an older
security camera system with a new one, just because of the modern
equipment's reduced power requirement. Modern cameras use
ultra-violet LEDs for night filming, which are much more efficient
than other techniques.
Custom Designed Solar CCTV Power Kits
At the EDC, we can design & supply bespoke solar or wind
power systems for your specific CCTV application. We also offer 'plug
play' power kits, with pre-wired control boards and customised
sets. Our fully tested plug & play power systems are
exceptionally simple to install, saving your installation
engineers many hours of on-site work.
Due to the critical nature of most security systems, we suggest
that you establish the average power draw of your planned CCTV
equipment, and then pass details of your requirements to our
system design team, who will be happy to design & cost a
suitable power system for you.
us, please include details such as CCTV site location, daily
watt hours required and the supply voltage of the camera. Please
see the information
section of our site for guidance on how to establish your
average daily energy needs.