Solar Security Systems

Solar-powered systems are disrupting industries that make products that depend in some ways on electricity. The industry has seen the introduction of solar water heaters, solar water pumps, solar freezers, solar air conditioners, solar car battery chargers, solar laptop chargers, etc. all pushing hard at displacing the mainstream.


Solar-Powered Cameras

Traditional security systems can be used directly as appliances on a solar power system. Otherwise, there are security systems whose parts incorporate a solar system. These solar-powered systems come available for residential and offices uses in forms of security cameras or CCTV cameras. (When installed for security purposes, solar streetlights, are also regarded as a type of solar security systems.) These portable solar systems do not require any major infrastructure changes for their installation.

The Soliom S60 Image Source: Rick Broida/CNET

General Features

  1. They are mostly wireless. They are built to work remotely. With an app or a SIM, they can be viewed and controlled on a wide range of computer devices and smartphones with or without internet.

  2. They can be easily removed and stored away or moved and reinstalled on another part of the property without any major infrastructural changes.

  3. A solar security system can be scaled with the integration of additional cameras.

  4. The videos are logged on to a memory card or can be uploaded to cloud. Playback videos can be viewed from a smartphone app or from a desktop computer.

  5. While they come with mini-sized solar panels or parts in which solar cells are incorporated which guarantees their functioning during the day, at night when their function are most needful, they are powered by incorporated rechargeable batteries.

  6. Some cameras come with a SIM card integrated into the design to enable their wireless functions.

  7. As the solar panels and cameras are exposed to harsh weather, they are built to be weatherproof and UV-resistant.

  8. The most sophisticated solar security cameras may include smart features such as voice integration, Wi-Fi, video recording, and more.

  9. The most sophisticated brands include night vision capabilities, motion detection, and high definition video output.

Solar-powered systems even though more efficient are more expensive than traditional CCTV systems. The best brands are insanely expensive and the requirements of cloud storage adds to their costs. Unfortunately, some brands do not offer any warranties. The most warranty offered by brands is two years. While some offer a 30-day return. Even some of the most sophisticated brands do not come with audio.


Surveillance Security Cameras

Another variant of a solar-powered security system are outdoor, standalone security cameras with applications for surveillance security, traffic cameras and on security outposts. These are integrated like a traditional solar system. In some cases, they have to be constructed manually with the inverter, the battery and the camera retrofitted together.


These too can be constructed to work remotely, to log data to cloud or a storage device, and to be easily moved and reinstalled at another location without significant change in infrastructure.

Solar-powered solar systems are a great option for those who provide private security services as well as in estates, residential homes and in offices.


SolarKobo helps its clients make the best possible choice of solar electricity products. We also undertake the construction and installation of outdoor surveillance security units that best fits our clients' needs and budget.

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