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Hikvision launches 4G solar kit for remote security

Hikvision has launched a 4G Solar Panel Kit for standalone security sites in the UK & Ireland. The company believes this will “revolutionise the protection of remote assets in hard to reach places” by providing a security camera that runs on solar power.

Hikvision-4GSolarPowerKit-21The kit (DS-2XS6A25G0-I/CH20S40) includes a 4G camera, a solar panel, a battery, and a bracket, and can provide one-stop monitoring in remote environments. This means providers can deliver connected security to scenarios such as agriculture, animal and forest observation, as well as temporary monitoring of construction sites.

Hikvision says it has received numerous requests from rural communities and places were power and cabling aren’t practical, while installers are regularly seeking temporary mobile solutions for short/medium term projects.

The issue of having no power or network is no longer a problem, explains the company, with the kit providing power to the camera through the solar panel and connectivity through 4G. It sends data to a communication station and then on to the security monitoring centre, where it can be managed using HikCentral Professional or the Hik-Connect app. Both monitoring and management activities, like viewing footage live, can be done remotely over the 4G network, which is considered to be have more than capable bandwidth capacity for video delivery. Hikvision does recommend that all customers check with their providers on the network strength and speed before purchase.

Its lightweight design is said to be easy for one person to install, while the IP67 rating provides protection against most adverse weather conditions, and it also survives well against strong winds often experienced in remote areas.

The kit demonstrates long endurance, detecting power levels and automatically adjusting to power-saving mode when they are low. This means it can work continuously for up to seven days in cloudy and rainy weather when fully charged.

Hikvision believes that solar is now a genuinely practical solution, with technology having advanced significantly in recent years. For instance, it is said to take around 18 hours of sunlight to charge the cells from 0-100%, while a fully charged battery enables the system to run continuously for seven days in overcast conditions.

Features include:

  • 40 watt solar panel
  • 20 Ah, built-in rechargeable battery
  • 2 MP @ 25fps
  • DarkFighter for low-light imaging
  • 8/4/8 mm lens options
  • 30m IR distance
  • Built-in 4G (LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/TD-SCDMA/EVDO) module.

“Supporting remote operations like farms and temporary construction sites has always been a challenge”, says Gary Harmer, Hikvision UK & Ireland Sales Director. “Now, with this innovative combination of solar and 4G technologies we can provide a camera that can work ‘off grid’, meaning installers can provide a great service to customers wherever they are.”

Find out more information about Hikvision’s 4G solar kit.

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