Turning Solar Light Masts into Security Monitoring Towers.docx
Solar LED light towers offer robust illumination in outdoor locations – but it’s not all they can do. With the right equipment, solar light masts are capable of turning into complete security monitoring assemblies.
Thanks to technological advancements in portable electronics, it is now possible to install cameras, a network video recorder, router and other monitoring system components on towers. When paired with solar panels and lights, the entire assembly becomes more efficient and self-sustaining.
Solar light masts are versatile, in a sense that they can cater to a wide range of different camera configurations. For example, for crowd monitoring, such as concerts or fairs, a solar security light tower, supported by four cameras and wireless transmission components, can be deployed in the middle of the crowd. Since solar-powered systems operate quietly, due to their solid-state builds, they won’t disturb individuals around the tower.
With wireless transmission, operators don’t have to be wired into the system. They can access footage from a nearby booth or control center via a closed network. This offers flexibility when tending to other tasks.
Using Infrared Cameras
Solar security towers are also useful for monitoring at night. With a large battery bank for adequate power, operators could deploy the security systems discreetly in locations known to attract criminal activity, such as parking lots, garages, storage centers, emergency campsites and more.
Using infrared light for illuminative support, the cameras will be able capture footage at night. To individuals who aren’t familiar with infrared security systems, the unit will appear to be off (no visible light comes out of infrared lamps).
This setup is also useful for monitoring animal activity and law enforcement tracking. With solar security towers, the chances of spooking nocturnal creatures are extremely low. When used for perimeter security in remote locations, discreet recording allows operators to gather enough footage to properly and accurately identify trespassers.