Hikvision expands solar-powered solutions for reliable off-grid security protection

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Isolated areas and temporary, standalone applications often do not have electricity and internet connectivity. To help keep these places safe in a simple, practical, and cost-effective way, Hikvision is offering a portfolio of solar solutions – the 4G solar-powered camera kit, a wireless bridge, and mobile solar security tower solutions.

In rural and remote areas, infrastructure is often underdeveloped, hampered by steep costs and long deployment periods. As a result, these places often have no electrical grid or broadband network connectivity, making installation of traditional security systems difficult, time-consuming, and costly.

Aside from this, many sites require security protection on temporary or semi-permanent bases, such as construction sites, road maintenance projects, seasonal events, incident command, etc. Many of them are in off-grid locations and conditions. What’s more, once the job is done or the event concluded, the security installation is no longer needed. 

To address these challenges, Hikvision has created a portfolio of solar-powered solutions:

1) The 4G solar-powered camera kit solution for rural areas

This system consists of a solar panel, a mounting bracket, a battery module, and the camera itself, currently available in two storage options, 256 GB and 1 TB. It is ideal for anywhere 4G service is available but where cable internet is lacking, such as, farmlands, fish ponds, highways, city waterways, and others.

2) The wireless bridge solution for isolated environment

This solution is ideally suited for use in remote locations where the 4G signal is weak, and data transmission prices are excessive, such as natural reserves and mountainous areas, for example. The combination of a solar-powered camera kit (or solar-powered kit plus a camera) with a wireless bridge can provide just the right kind of wireless internet connection in these geographically challenging environments.

3) Mobile solar security tower solution for temporary sites

Comprised of a mobile tower, wireless bridges, network cameras, an NVR, and a network speaker (optional), the mobile solar security tower can be mounted on a trailer for added mobility. This solution is ideal for temporary or semi-permanent security scenarios, where mobile trailers can be towed into place quickly without the need for a separate power source. Locations that would benefit from this type of setup include outdoor parking lots, incident command facilities, construction sites, oil & gas plants, and seasonal cultural events.

These solar-powered products and solutions feature advantages such as:

Quick and hassle-free installation – Designed to be easy to install, Hikvision's solar-powered camera kits don’t require technical knowledge or professional help to set up. With its own power source and internet connection, cameras can be deployed anywhere without having to route cables, making the deployment process fast, easy, and cost-effective. 

Flexibility in deployment scenarios – The Solar Power Kit can power a variety of products to satisfy all kinds of scenarios. Installed at parking lots, solar-powered ANPR cameras can recognize license plate characters and cross-reference the information with access "rules" at the back end. For wide open outdoor areas, Hikvision’s solar-powered PT cameras can capture the entire field of view, while in scenarios where close-ups are regularly needed for post-event investigation, solar-powered PTZ cameras can be used to maintain situational awareness and zoom in to see specific and essential details.

24/7 security protection, in any weather – Isolated areas are often without light at night. Empowered by Hikvision ColorVu technology, the solar-powered cameras offer clear video in these extremely dark environments, with color imaging at up to 8 MP resolution. And with waterproof and dust resistant housings, these cameras can withstand adverse weather conditions such as extremely low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy rains.

A cost-saving and eco-friendly solution – Requiring only a single solar panel, the self-contained setup operates for up to 7 days on a single battery charge, which delivers significant cost savings for customers. In addition, powered by clean and renewable energy, the solar cameras not only help to reduce operational costs, they also reduce the carbon footprint, making a positive impact on sustainability.

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Technical Specification

Make Hikvision
Manufacturer Hikvision
Category IP Cameras products
Model code DS-2XS6A46G1-IZS/C36S80
Chip Inch Size 1/1.8 inch
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution 4MP resolution
Sensitivity Lux Colour: 0.0005 Lux @ (F1.0, AGC ON), B/W: 0 Lux with light
Auto Iris Yes
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC
Motion Activated Yes
Focal Length mm 2.8 ~ 12 mm ; 8 ~ 32 mm
Wide Dynamic Range Yes
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
Electronic Shutter Range 1 s ~ 1/100,000 s
Compression Type Main stream: H.264/H.265, Sub-stream: H.264/H.265/MJPEG, Third Stream: H.265/H.264
Network Properties Interface: RJ45 10 M/100 M self-adaptive Ethernet
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, NTP,UPnP, SMTP, SNMP, IGMP, 802.1X, QoS, IPv6, UDP, Bonjour, SSL/TLS, WebSocket, WebSockets
Physical Specifications Weight g: 26,450
Dimensions mm: 816.2 x 735.9 x 760
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: -20 ~ +60 C (-4 ~ +140 F)
Protection: IP66
Operating Humidity %: <95
Additional info
  • 80 W photovoltaic panel, 360 WH chargeable lithium battery
  • Clear imaging against strong back light due to 120 dB true WDR technology
  • Focus on human and vehicle targets classification based on deep learning
  • Support battery management, battery display, battery high-low temperature protection, charge-discharge protection, low-battery sleep protection and remote wakeup
  • LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/WCDMA/GSM 4G wireless network transmission, support Micro SIM card
  • Water and dust resistant (IP66)
  • Built-in 256 GB eMMC storage, or build-in 512 GB/1 TB SSD storage
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