Hikvision has introduced a solar-powered security camera solution for remote, rural and temporary sites. The setup does not require fixed power or network cables on site.
All kinds of remote and rural sites require constant security monitoring, from farms and fisheries to forestry operations, oil and gas pipelines, and even national parks. The problem is that these kinds of sites are frequently ‘off-grid’, lacking the power and fixed network connectivity needed to deploy security monitoring cameras.
As an additional challenge, many sites have only temporary security requirements, making the cost of deploying ‘fixed’ cameras prohibitive. This is the case for open-air music festivals, political rallies, and many other events. Meeting security requirements at these kinds of remote and temporary sites requires a new kind of ‘standalone’ solution: one that can operate independently, without physical connections to either the energy grid or to a fixed network. Additionally, standalone solutions should be fast and simple to deploy, highly durable to withstand the most adverse weather conditions, and affordable enough to meet the needs of all kinds of remote sites and operations.
Hikvision’s Solar-powered Security Camera Setup uses a 40Watt photovoltaic panel and a highly durable 20Ah rechargeable Lithium battery to power a Hikvision EXIR Fixed Bullet Solar Power 4G Network Camera. Because the Solar-powered Security Camera Setup uses solar power and includes a Micro SIM card for connectivity with the 4G network, there is no need for fixed power or network cables on site. Additionally, operators can monitor, review, and store footage remotely, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The solution can be rolled out in hours – with very little need for ongoing maintenance or support.
The Hikvision EXIR 4G Network Camera offers high-resolution imaging (1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps). Additionally, the camera provides very clear images even where strong back-light exists due to Hikvision’s 120 dB true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology. The product employs a battery management system in its 20Ah Lithium battery, which ensures the optimal use of the battery energy. With its smart power management features, the Solar-powered Security Camera Setup provides up to 7 days of operation during cloudy or rainy periods when fully charged. Its 4G camera further adds a 32GB eMMC (embedded Multimedia Card) besides the SD card, this ensures continuous video recording when there is an anomaly with the SD card or the network environment. Additionally, the self-sufficient unit is waterproof (accredited to the IP67 standard), and windproof (with a hurricane rating of 12).
A single person can install the solution at remote sites, making the process fast, easy, and cost-effective, thanks to its lightweight design. The pole-mounted unit weighs just 14 kg, and there are no complex cables to connect.