Battery operated Cameras with Solar Charger Backup

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B_DubbHay
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Battery operated Cameras with Solar Charger Backup

Post by B_DubbHay » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:23 pm

Hello I'm looking for some suggestions on a battery operated camera that ZoneMinder users have experience with. I am also looking for instructables or products regarding Solar chargers for such cameras. Thank you.

CountyLine
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Re: Battery operated Cameras with Solar Charger Backup

Post by CountyLine » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:09 am

Try this site.

Note: I have no experience with ReoLink products myself.

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Re: Battery operated Cameras with Solar Charger Backup

Post by snake » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm

The reolink battery powered cameras were just reported in this thread to not work with 3rd party NVRs (i.e. not Onvif compliant).
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=28562

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Re: Battery operated Cameras with Solar Charger Backup

Post by CountyLine » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:22 pm

Yes, but a read of the ReoLink site has general information regarding battery operation of surveillance cameras, which may be of use to the OP.

Almost any decent 12vdc powered IP camera with wireless could be used with battery power as long as the battery and solar panel were properly sized, and the wireless had sufficient range. Range can be boosted tremendously with a high gain antenna.

Another range booster is an integrated wireless client and parabolic antenna. In this case, the camera would not need any wireless capabilities. Look here.

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