Solar Power Wireless CCTV

The remote nature of many CCTV security systems and the low-energy consumption of modern cameras have made them an ideal candidate for solar power. The combination of these two technologies makes solar power wireless CCTV a valid and cost-effective option when you are looking to provide security in an area devoid of power and data cables.

Main Uses of Solar Power CCTV

It has always been an issue for surveillance companies to deliver a high standard of surveillance in remote locations that have restricted access to mains electricity. But solar powered wireless systems have been designed specifically to provide HD surveillance footage whilst being completely self-sustaining when required.

Benefits of Solar Power CCTV

There are several benefits when solar power is combined with the likes of IP cameras:

  • The independence of power means that even if there were to be a power outage, a standalone solar power wireless CCTV system would remain functional.
  • Typically solar powered cameras have dual functionality – cable and solar power – to ensure reliability. But standalone models allow for an entire system to be created without the need to run power or data cables, which can both be costly when run over longer distances.
  • They are a useful option when only temporary CCTV is required, if the footage isn’t vital or there is no readily available direct cable power to use.
  • Modern networks and cameras are ideal when combined with solar power because of their ability to send footage through wireless signals and their high efficiency. These cameras can use as little as 3 watts.


It should be taken into account that solar powered cameras can be easily vandalised as intruders will be able to tamper with the solar panels and these are often standalone units. Solar power isn’t always a completely reliable energy source and because of this a battery backup is usually required to provide an optimal security solution.