How Do Solar Powered Security Cameras Work?
What is solar powered monitoring and is it any good?
What is a solar powered security camera, and what are the benefits of going green? Options like Arlo’s Solar Panel Charger keep your camera charged with only direct sunlight. A weather-resistant design, 8-foot magnetic power cable, and adjustable mount makes installation easy, anywhere.
How do solar powered security cameras work, and are solar powered security cameras any good? According to the Department of Energy, when the sun shines onto a solar panel, the PV cells in the panel convert energy from the sunlight. This energy creates electrical charges that move in response to an internal electrical field for electricity to flow.
Here are three key eco-friendly reasons to install solar powered cameras today.
Solar panels need one simple thing to power your security camera season after season: direct sunlight. Tired of getting tangled in wires? Trade complex handiwork for easy installation in any remote location. Since the camera is automatically recharged by the sun, there’s no need to connect the camera to your electrical system.
With the right solar panel charger in place, you can charge your camera in any remote locations where power isn’t available, like undeveloped land, a dock, or even a motorhome. If you’re looking to build a new security set up, explore the Best Security Camera System for RVs or the Best Jobsite Security Cameras Out There.
Before you hit the open road, remember you may not always have Wi-Fi connection. For peace of mind, pair your solar panel with a camera like the Arlo Go 2 LTE/ Wi-Fi Security Camera that can connect to a cellular network.
Available in both black and white, the Solar Panel Charger for the Go 2 Camera keeps your battery charged in direct sunlight. A magnetic power cable and adjustable wall mount is easy to install when on the move.
In our increasingly hybrid world, we could all use more flexibility in how we live — and protect what matters most. With reliable solar panels in place, you don’t need to be physically on-site to replace or recharge a battery. Need to leave town on short notice? No problem, rest assured your solar panel has you covered if your battery unexpectedly dies. Plus, solar-powered outdoor security cameras are always charged, so you can rest assured your cameras work at night.
Utilizing the power of the sun, solar panels offer an energy-efficient, long-term solution for you — and the environment. You can invest in the health of the planet and your peace of mind with a cost-cutting solar panel power source.
Keep in mind, many solar power chargers have charge controllers that redistribute excess charges for maximum efficiency. Even better, battery charge controllers stop electricity flow when batteries are fully charged.
The key to keeping your solar camera running is ensuring the panel is consistently exposed to sunlight. Once you’ve unboxed your new solar panel, here’s how to give it the most sun exposure possible:
Arlo offers a variety of solar panels for our outdoor cameras compatible with smart home devices. Remember: the Arlo Pro 4 Camera requires a different solar power charger model than the Essential Spotlight Wireless Security Camera.
Certain panels only work with specific cameras, so always check compatibility before you “Add to Cart.” Make sure there’s suitable clearance to install the wireless security camera and panel, especially under an eave or awning.
Solar-powered security cameras are a smart, simple, and green solution to protect your home or business on a budget.