If you require surveillance in an area that doesn’t have a power supply you will need to get a powerless security camera. There are a number of features that your security camera will need:

Battery powered.

All security cameras need power but battery-powered devices do not require a connection directly to a power supply. Instead, your camera is powered by a rechargeable battery that you can take to be charged when needed. This is really the option unless you choose to connect your battery-powered camera to a solar panel. When purchasing your security camera be sure to check to MAH of the battery. The better the battery, the less likely it is that your device will run out of power.

Motion Detection Recording

One of the biggest downsides to having a powerless security camera is the risk of it running out of battery power. By choosing a camera that has a motion detection capability and the right software you will be able to set up your camera to record only when the device detects motion. This will save you a significant amount of power along with storage reducing the risk of reduced footage.

Pros & Cons of Powerless Security Camera

  • Pro: Powerless security cameras are more modern IP cameras and tend to come with modern features.
  • Con: Unfortunately the more modernised features of powerless cameras often come at a much higher price point.
  • Pro: Because powerless cameras do not require connection to a power supply they are easier and cheaper to install or re-position elsewhere.
  • Con: Powerless security cameras, do actually require a power supply. You will need to regularly recharge the battery if you do not have a solar panel. This increases the risk of your camera running out of battery and you losing vital footage.
  • Pro:  No risk of an intruder cutting wires because there are no wires like with a traditional CCTV camera. 
  • Con: Powerless security cameras require an internet or other network connection. If your network goes down your security footage will go with it!