Off-grid security protection

Issue 6 2023 Surveillance

Isolated areas and temporary, stand-alone applications often do not have electricity and internet connectivity. To help keep these places safe in a simple, practical, and cost-effective way, Hikvision is offering a portfolio of solar solutions, the 4G solar-powered camera kit, a wireless bridge, and mobile solar security tower solutions.

In rural and remote areas, infrastructure is often underdeveloped, hampered by steep costs and long deployment periods. As a result, these places often have no electrical grid or broadband network connectivity, making installation of traditional security systems difficult, time-consuming, and costly.

Aside from this, many sites require security protection on temporary or semi-permanent bases, such as construction sites, road maintenance projects, seasonal events, incident command, etc. Many of them are in off-grid locations and conditions. What’s more, once the job is done or the event concluded, the security installation is no longer needed.

To address these challenges, Hikvision has created a portfolio of solar-powered solutions:

1) The 4G solar-powered camera kit solution for rural areas

This system consists of a solar panel, a mounting bracket, a battery module, and the camera itself, currently available in two storage options, 256 GB and 1 TB. It is ideal for anywhere 4G service is available but where cable internet is lacking, such as, farmlands, fish ponds, highways, city waterways, and others.

2) The wireless bridge solution for isolated environment

This solution is ideally suited for use in remote locations where the 4G signal is weak, and data transmission prices are excessive, such as natural reserves and mountainous areas, for example. The combination of a solar-powered camera kit (or solar-powered kit plus a camera) with a wireless bridge can provide just the right kind of wireless internet connection in these geographically challenging environments.

3) Mobile solar security tower solution for temporary sites

Comprised of a mobile tower, wireless bridges, network cameras, an NVR, and a network speaker (optional), the mobile solar security tower can be mounted on a trailer for added mobility. This solution is ideal for temporary or semi-permanent security scenarios, where mobile trailers can be towed into place quickly without the need for a separate power source. Locations that would benefit from this type of setup include outdoor parking lots, incident command facilities, construction sites, oil and gas plants, and seasonal cultural events.

These solar-powered products and solutions feature advantages such as:

• Quick and hassle-free installation – Designed to be easy to install, Hikvision’s solar-powered camera kits don’t require technical knowledge or professional help to set up. With its own power source and internet connection, cameras can be deployed anywhere without having to route cables, making the deployment process fast, easy, and cost-effective.

• Flexibility in deployment scenarios – The Solar Power Kit can power a variety of products to satisfy all kinds of scenarios. Installed at parking lots, solar-powered ANPR cameras can recognise licence plate characters and cross-reference the information with access rules at the back end. For wide-open outdoor areas, Hikvision’s solar-powered PT cameras can capture the entire field of view, while in scenarios where close-ups are regularly needed for post-event investigation, solar-powered PTZ cameras can be used to maintain situational awareness and zoom in to see specific and essential details.

• 24/7 security protection, in any weather – Isolated areas are often without light at night. Empowered by Hikvision ColorVu technology, the solar-powered cameras offer clear video in these extremely dark environments, with colour imaging at up to 8 MP resolution. And with waterproof and dust resistant housings, these cameras can withstand adverse weather conditions such as extremely low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy rains.

Requiring only a single solar panel, the self-contained setup operates for up to seven days on a single battery charge, which delivers significant cost savings for customers. In addition, powered by clean and renewable energy, the solar cameras not only help to reduce operational costs, they also reduce the carbon footprint, making a positive impact on sustainability.


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