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Solar powered wireless outdoor 1080p security camera

Review: solar powered battery security camera 1080p Wi-Fi PIR

If you live in a sunny city like California, solar powered security cameras are the best candidates for your IP video surveillance project. The benefit to deploy solar powered security cameras is enormous. As we all know, installation fee is the major cost for having a camera system. By utilizing solar power technology, users can easily install cameras by omitting wiring and trenching, which in turn, can greatly reduce the budget. Comparing conventional type of cameras, solar powered security cameras offer a completely wire-free solution. Also such a camera system is maintenance-free, you don’t need to worry that cameras stop working because of the drainage of internal battery.

1# Solar powered security camera

The S1 solar powered battery Wi-Fi security camera adopts rugged aluminium enclosure that not only offers a certain grade of vandalism prevention, but also provide good heat dissipation to cool the core camera module, indrectly helps camera to provide reliable and long lifespan performance. It has a rechargeable battery (7650mAH) built-in that intends to enable the cam to work under foggy weather or no lighting condition. In addition to the solar panel on the top of enclosure, it has a DC5V power input jack which allows users to recharge the camera by using an independent silicon solar panel or AC/DC power adapter. The camera itself adopts a 1080p FHD Wi-Fi camera module that utilizes low power consumption design, this ensures the battery can last several months after a full recharge.  

2# Why it has a PIR motion sensor

In addition to solar panel and rechargeable battery, the camera has a special design to ensure the camera can work with the battery. Comparing other wireless outdoor security cameras, it has a PIR motion sensor. It’s an ultra low power consumption component that works continuously (24 hourly, 7 days) to provide true motion detection. It will wake the camera system up when an intruder walks into monitoring area. With help from the embedded Huawei LiteOS, Witnin one second the system boots up and establishes wireless/Wi-Fi connection. Depends on your configuration, it instantly starts to record video and send push notification to notify users.

3# How solar powered camera works

Most of time, the camera component is under sleep mode to save the battery. It starts to work when PIR motion sensor is tripped or users want to access the video feed remotely through smartphone. Apart from reducing power consumption, it also helps to reduce video storage requirement, which means you only record video clips when incidents occur (e.g. breaks-in, burglaries). Unlike conventional security cameras typically rely on video-based motion detection which easily generates numerous false alarms, the PIR sensor built-in camera can filter false alarms caused by environmental factors (e.g. rapid temperature change, hot airflow, bugs and pests, swaying grass, tree leaves, flying birds and so on), they truly bring peace in mind.

4# Outdoor Wi-Fi camera that supports adjustment of image parameter

The camera package contents including a solar powered Wi-Fi 1080p security camera, a wall-mountable bracket, and installation accessories. It should be noted that the package doesn’t include an independent silicon solar panel.

The camera adopts 2-megapixel CMOS image sensor having a IR-CUT filter built-in, it delivers 1920x1080p resolution crystal clear video. The core processor is Ingenic T20, which supports maximum 5-megapixel resolution. Though it’s powered by battery, it also have Infrared illuminators to provide night vision capability. Including 8 pieces SMT LEDs to illuminate up to 10-20 meters they will automatically turn on when the camera works under dim and no lighting condition. Unlike similar products in market, the T20 SoC based camera supports image parameter configuration. Users are able to tweak image settings (brightness, contrast, saturation, HLC, WDR, DNR and so on) from the mobile app.

The camera is designed for both indoor and outdoor application, thus it adopts IP65 dust-proof and waterproof design. It has built-in microphone and speaker to support audio monitoring and 2-way intercom function. Buil-in a micorSD/TF card slot can accept max. 64GB memory card to offer video recording or edge storage. External Wi-Fi antenna design enables the camera to have a good Wi-Fi reception performance.

Durable rugged aluminium enclosure design
Durable rugged aluminium enclosure design

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External Wi-Fi antenna, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
External Wi-Fi antenna, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
3.6mm Lens + PIR motion Sensor
3.6mm Lens + PIR motion Sensor

5# Product Specification

  • Operating System: Linux
  • Image Sensor: 1/3" progressive scan CMOS (2-megapixel)
  • Minimum Illuminance: Color 0.6 lux@F1.2, black and white 0.1 lux@F1.2, 0 Lux (IR ON)
  • Day&Night: Auto
  • Lens: 3.6mm fixed focal lens
  • Video Compression : H.264. dual-stream (main, sub)
  • Video Mode: HD/SD
  • Frame Rate: 25 frames per second
  • Audio encoding: G726, G711, AAC, MP3
  • Audio Input: Built-in mic
  • Audio Output: Built-in speakers
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Storage: TF card storage, maximum 64GB
  • Intelligent Alarm: PIR Human Motion Detection
  • Infrared light: 8 IR SMT LEDs, 850nm wavelength
  • Battery: 7650mAH, Lithium ployer
  • Standby Time: 150 days
  • Ingress protection: IP65
  • Power: 0.75W (work) 0.0025W (Standby)
  • Working Environment: –10°c~60°c/20%~85% (non condensation)

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