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We live in the country. Toward the end on a long road that is the only way in and out of our valley. My home is about 1/2 a mile from the road and front gate and is line of sight, ie I can see the road and gate from the house. There is no electrical service at the front gate accept a 12 v solar powered security gate.

 

What I would like to set up is security cameras that could record vehicles going in and out on the main road and also at our front gate. I guess the cameras would have to be wireless and I would need some sort of directional Wifi antenna at the house to pick up the signals sent by the cameras at the road. I would also need some sort of solar system to charge batteries to power the system at the road.

At the house, I would need some sort of DVR system that would receive from the cameras?

 

So what do I need to accomplish this??

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Hello Kent,

 

We just got a new solar panel with battery back up built-in.  It can be used with a single camera and a wireless access point to shoot the image back to your main location, or it can also be paired with our 4G capable camera and another camera and accessed via cell service.

 

https://www.securitycameraking.com/product/120w-solar-panel-w-controller-45whr-battery/

 

This solution is fairly straightforth and easy to set up and use, or you could go with calculating the average amount of sun in the location, how much voltage you will need based on the cameras you go with, source a NEMA enclosure for the batteries and inverters, source solar panels, wireless bridges, and then put the entire package together.

 

If you are savvy, you could put together a fairly complex system and it would work well.  Otherwise, the solution we just brought in is fairly straightforward and easy to deploy.  Let me know if you would like more information. 

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Ryan said
Hello Kent,

 

We just got a new solar panel with battery back up built-in.  It can be used with a single camera and a wireless access point to shoot the image back to your main location, or it can also be paired with our 4G capable camera and another camera and accessed via cell service.

 

https://www.securitycameraking.com/product/120w-solar-panel-w-controller-45whr-battery/

 

This solution is fairly straightforth and easy to set up and use, or you could go with calculating the average amount of sun in the location, how much voltage you will need based on the cameras you go with, source a NEMA enclosure for the batteries and inverters, source solar panels, wireless bridges, and then put the entire package together.

 

If you are savvy, you could put together a fairly complex system and it would work well.  Otherwise, the solution we just brought in is fairly straightforward and easy to deploy.  Let me know if you would like more information.   

Ryan

 

Thanks for the reply. I see I posted this in the wrong forum!

I did forget to mention there is no cell service so the only alternative is Wifi. Do you think the signal will make it to the house, is about 1/2 mile away??

The cameras are 12V? or will I have to run a converter or inverter??

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Oh and the other thing is it will have to be secure. I know people will not be happy about me putting this on the road. If you know what I mean!

 

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Kent,

 

You could put this on a fairly high pole and it would make it more secure to keep the people who don’t like it from easily getting it.  If you use the proper Wifi bridge like our TP-Loco , but something that is 12v directly connected, you should be able to get at least 2 miles line of sight out of it.  With our TP-LOCO you can go 23 miles line of sight, but they run on 24v PoE and would not work with this application.  The panel has an inverter and battery directly in the panel so it will be out of arms reach if you put it on a high enough pole, then you could come down the pole a little bit with the camera, you would need to add a little cable and conduit, maybe a weatherproof NEMA style box for connections and the WIFI Access Point, but you should be able to power the camera (maybe 2) and the access point.  I say maybe, as the panel is designed for up to 2 cameras so the battery will last long enough when the sun is not as prevalent.  I know TP-Link makes a 12vDC access point that you could use to shoot the camera/s back to your property, similar to the TL-WA7510N, although since we do not sell them I can not vouch for them personally.  Also, get a camera with an SD card slot so the camera can act as a mini recorder in case there is a connection issue between the camera and the main location. 

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