What To Look For In a Solar CCTV Tower


Post Written by Neil Jones

In an increasingly interconnected world, security has become a top priority for businesses. Particularly where security challenges, such as protecting construction sites from unwanted intruders is an ongoing challenge, quality CCTV solutions are essential. A solar CCTV tower can play a crucial role in enhancing security by providing continuous surveillance and monitoring on remote or unmanned building sites.

A solar CCTV tower provides a comprehensive security solution for construction sites. They are easy to install and can be set up and operational in little time, no matter the location. They are also easy to move around meaning you can cover various locations on your site as the project develops. Further, they are also an extremely cost-effective surveillance solution for temporary projects. Most CCTV towers can be leased on a short or medium term. This means you only need to invest in the time you need the equipment for.

Whether you are considering implementing a new surveillance system for your site or upgrading your existing one, it’s important to understand what to look for in a solar CCTV tower to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Before you invest in a CCTV solution, our security experts have highlighted the key features your CCTV tower will need.

1. Coverage

When selecting a solar CCTV tower, one of the most critical factors to consider is its coverage capabilities. The tower’s height will determine its range and its surveillance coverage. A CCTV tower will a wide surveillance range will allow you to capture a broader area and provide you with better visibility of what goes on at your site. Our solar CCTV tower has a detection range of up to 60 metres from any direction. This allows you to oversee large parts of your construction site at any time.

Prior to making any permanent investment, assess the area you need to monitor and choose a CCTV tower that will ensure complete coverage of the desired area, without any blind spots.

2. Safety

Though a CCTV tower does not require a large amount of maintenance, it is important that it can remain stable. The Prolectric automatic mast safety system stops the CCTV trailer from being moved whilst the mast is raised. This minimises the risk of workers becoming injured from the mast catching on things such as power lines.

The mast further cannot be raised when the handbrake is on and is automatically lowered when the handbrake is released. This ensures that staff are kept safe at all times during transportation.

3. Construction and Materials

The construction quality and materials used to manufacture a solar CCTV tower can impact its durability and longevity. When investing in a CCTV tower, look for ones constructed from high-quality materials such as galvanised steel or aluminium. These materials are known for their corrosion resistance and structural integrity. Especially where solar CCTV towers will be used in remote areas and exposed to the elements, a well-built solar CCTV tower can withstand various weather conditions. This ensures a consistent performance over time.

4. Ease of Maintenance

Maintenance is an ongoing aspect of any technical infrastructure, and a solar CCTV tower is no exception. You should choose a tower design that facilitates easy maintenance and servicing. Features like removable panels, access points, and built-in cable management can streamline maintenance tasks and reduce downtime, ensuring the system’s reliability.

At Smartwatch Solutions, there is no need to worry about the maintenance of your solar CCTV tower as this job is covered by us. When you lease one of our CCTV towers, all servicing and maintenance is covered by us. This comprehensive service gives you the peace of mind that your CCTV will be in quality working order all year round, and saves you the stress of remembering servicing dates and times.

5. Deployability

If you’re investing in a solar CCTV tower, it’s likely you’ll need to use it on remote sites. You’ll also need to be able to move it to different locations depending on the needs of your site. Choosing a solar CCTV tower that is easily deployable will allow you to relocate your security surveillance at any time and any location.

The solar virtual guard CCTV system is quick and easy to deploy, move and relocate due to its trailer mounted structure. Further, its use of solar power ensures that the unit operates completely off-grid, meaning there are no additional costs associated with continuous relocation.

Why is choosing a quality solar CCTV tower important for your site?

Selecting the right CCTV tower is a pivotal decision in creating a robust and effective surveillance system. By carefully considering important factors such as coverage, quality, and stability, you can ensure that your solar CCTV tower meets your security needs and contributes to a safer and more secure environment.

If you’d like to discuss leasing our solar CCTV towers, contact a member of our team here.



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