Our Solar IP CCTV System makes the press

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Our Solar IP CCTV System makes the press

Solar IP CCTV SystemDelivering high quality HD surveillance in remote locations, without access to mains electricity has always been a challenge for the security industry. The requirement for security does not always coincide with the availability of electricity and communication systems to relay footage to where it is needed.

The Sunstone Solar IP CCTV System has been specifically designed, tested and developed to provide high quality HD CCTV surveillance in remote and harsh environments using solar power to generate electricity and be completely self-sustaining.

The system is powered using a 500w combination of highly efficient solar panels and they have been custom engineered for optimum solar angles in a range of locations across the world. The energy from the sun is harvested from the panels and stored in the self heating, cooling, internally fused and vented batteries, which have been designed to withstand deep cycling, high and low environmental temperatures. The power generated from the solar array and advanced battery system can power any IP CCTV and wireless access point or telecommunications device. However, our cameras have been designed to operate in highly corrosive environments and deliver HD quality surveillance which is relayed to our wireless bridges at 125 Mbps and can be deployed in multiple rings to provide more than 1 Gbps of throughput to the monitoring station.

The PTZ and wireless access point is elevated using a lattice tower, which is fabricated using galvanised steel to provide stability, rigidity and protect from hydrogen sulphide corrosion. The lattice tower has been specifically developed for exposed, high wind load locations. Our system cabinet is a welded stainless steel enclosure frame, providing natural airflow throughout the cabinet twin skin walls and is designed for extreme temperature ranges between -40 °C to +60 °C, high protection against corrosion and is polyester powder coated with UV protection to prevent degradation.

Our solar system controller provides the ability to monitor in real time and control all aspects of the solar system, including solar and battery performance. Also, the controller provides a real time GPS location, alerts on system threats using our sensor and gauges (like temperature or snow build up) and can instruct various components to power up and down. The solar controller is integral to the effective operation of the solar system, providing operators with diagnostic information and the ability to scrutinise the system using our software interface, which can be integrated into most video management solutions. Additional features of the solar controller include:

• Local short range 2.4ghz connection for engineers/maintenance team to set up or fault find

• Four individually Controlled Power Outputs for different devices

• Heated battery chamber output, to power an optional heated battery enclosure

• Battery Charge Controller

• Mains controller, which allows the device to be powered via mains power

Lastly, the Solar IP CCTV System has been designed to be easily collapsible into ‘transport mode’, with the Lattice Pole winching into the horizontal locked position and the solar panels folding onto the surface of the cabinet.

PSI July 2015