Describe Your Project and Requirements for a Solar Powered Camera System

The more information that you provide, the quicker and better our recommendations will be.
  • What are your expectations for a camera system for your project?
  • If you have a system design that you are considering, please describe in detail each device (camera, light, radio), where each device is located and how the devices are connected to each other.
  • What is the geographic location for a solar powered camera system? Different areas of the US have different amounts of sunshine to work with. Each solar plant is sized for a specific location.
  • Do you expect cameras to operate in zero light conditions? If there is very low light or zero light, and you expect cameras to operate at night, you may need to use cameras with built in infrared (IR) lighting for relatively short distances (up to 100') or add separate LED lighting systems for longer distances. LED lighting systems may be infrared light, white light or hybrid. LED lighting can be IP controllable. Note: hybrid system uses the IR light for cameras to operate, with white light activated when camera detects intruder, or white light can be set to strobe to warn away intruders.
  • If high speed internet is available at this location, can cat5/6 cable be run from camera locations to this internet connection modem? If you can't connect cameras to internet connection via cat5/6 cable, due to pavement or other obstacles, you may be able to use a point to point wireless link between cameras and your internet connection. For best performance clear line of sight required between sending and receiving radios.
  • If you DON'T HAVE high speed internet service at this location you will probably need to use 4G/LTE cellular communications to access your camera system. When using 4G/LTE cellular service, a static IP address is required.
  • Are you interested in any of the following options?

If powering with solar electric, your geographic location will influence the size and price of the solar array and battery bank.

The solar insolation map below shows 5 different zones in the US. Your solar electric plant will be sized based on total power requirements of all devices being powered and your geographic location.

solar insolation map

Solar insolation map of the US, different areas require different size solar plants


Harsh Environments

Our systems are designed for harsh environments & extreme temperatures. Standard certified operating temperature range is -22F to 140F with options for extended temperature ranges.