How do solar powered security cameras work?

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  Whether you’re looking for a security camera to reach a difficult area or want an environmentally friendly option, solar powered security cameras are a great option. Before buying a solar powered security camera, it’s important to understand how they work so that you can make the right decision for your security needs. Our security experts are sharing the answers to the most common questions and benefits of solar powered security cameras.

  What are solar powered security cameras?

  Solar powered security cameras, also commonly referred to as solar panel security cameras harness the sun’s energy to power the compatible security camera.

  How do solar powered security cameras work?

  Solar powered security cameras use solar panels to harness the sunlight and convert that sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then transitions the direct current to an alternating current (AC), which can then be used to power the security cameras.

  What happens when it rains or is overcast – do solar powered security cameras work?

  Most solar powered cameras also come with an alternative or backup power source, often rechargeable batteries. The solar panel not only powers the security camera but also recharges the batteries.

  When direct sunlight is not available (i.e. at night or on a rainy day), the solar powered security camera will be powered by the rechargeable batteries. The battery will start charging as soon as there is direct sunlight.

  Are solar powered cameras waterproof?

  Yes. As the solar panels and cameras are exposed to the elements, they must be weatherproof. In addition to the weatherproof panel, Swann’s compatible Smart Security Camera can withstand snow, rain, dust, and direct sunlight keeping your property protected year round.

Can the camera watch remotely outside? How to connect to the Internet

The camera has a built-in 4G module, which supports the selection of 4G band in different countries. It can be connected to the network by inserting the SIM card of the mobile phone, and can be viewed remotely through the mobile application (Tuya);

How long can the camera last and how to save the video?

The camera can be inserted into the TF memory card to save the video. When no one is in the sleep standby state, someone enters the monitoring range to wake up the camera for working video recording.

Therefore, the product is very energy-saving, even if there is no sunshine, rainy weather, the battery can be used for more than 7 days.

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