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Solar Powered Network Camera Provides Security to Job Sites

Posted by SEPCO

3/18/14 9:30 AM

A recent trend has developed in job site security: solar powered security cameras. But solar powered security cameras aren't just small ways to lessen your carbon footprint; the reality is, they can be extremely beneficial for myriad different reasons. Solar powered security cameras are more efficient, more useful, and more convenient.  Need further proof? Here are a few reasons why solar powered security cameras are the way to go for your job site. 

Ease of movement 

Presuming that you hook your solar powered security camera up to a Wi-Fi network, you will be able to run the entire system without cables. This means that, anytime you feel the need to move the location of your camera, you can do so very easily. It won't require the hassle of moving wires and cables, which often have to be installed underground. With a solar powered security camera, you can simply place it where you need it, anytime you need it, and you'll be ready to go.

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Added security 

Solar powered cameras actually offer better security than their traditional counterparts. The reasoning is pretty simple:  traditional security cameras require an infrastructure.  In general, they have to be attached to a building, which is insecure for two reasons. First, it limits the amount of places that you can put them.  Usually there are better camera locations closer than the infrastructure; these provide more security, but can't be reached with a traditional, wired camera. And second, security cameras on infrastructures are in plain sight, which allows vandals and thieves the opportunity to work around them, or cut them off. Without wires, you can place your security cameras in trees or bushes or fences, and no criminal will ever know that they are there. 

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Save money 

The amount of money saved by switching to a solar powered security system may seem negligible, but take into account the fact that security cameras run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and you'll quickly realize just how much money you can save. The fiscal benefit of switching to a solar powered security camera will add up very quickly.

For these reasons - and others - solar powered security cameras are the new best way to secure your job site. They're more efficient, more cost effective, and more secure than the traditional models.

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Topics: Solar Power, Solar Camera

Prevent Theft and Vandalism by Using a Stand Alone Security Camera

Posted by SEPCO

4/25/13 9:30 AM

Stand Alone Security CameraMany businesses, construction sites and storage yards are plagued by theft and vandalism. Adequate lighting and use of security cameras can decrease the occurrences of these issues and provide additional safety for workers and property.

If AC power is not readily available at the site, using stand alone security cameras powered by off-grid solar power can be an effective solution. Using off-grid solar power also ensures that even in cases of blackouts or power tampering, the camera will still function properly.

Stand Alone Security Camera SystemsSecurity cameras can easily be integrated with off-grid solar power once the power needs of the camera are determined. The solar charges a battery which in turn provides power to the security camera and remote transmitter unit which transfers data to a nearby computer or recording device providing video and audio detection. The battery assembly is sized for over 5 full days of autonomous power to provide ultra-reliable year round operation.  Moreover, since security cameras and transmitter units require relatively little power, the off-grid solar power system is typically quite small and relatively inexpensive. 

Security cameras can also be readily integrated with off-grid solar power lighting system that are designed/programmed to operate all night or via motion activation. The combination of off-grid solar power lighting and security camera systems makes for an unbeatable theft and vandalism deterrent for areas without ready access to AC power grid. And since all parts are placed high on a pole they are secure from vandalism themselves. The camera and light systems can also be moved from job to job when the construction is completed.

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Topics: Solar Power, Off Grid Solar PV, Solar Camera

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