Solar power is possibly the best renewable energy source available and is ideal for use for anything that requires energy to run. Solar powered security lights and systems are rapidly becoming the preferred choice for security systems as they are powered by energy from the sun during the day and retain sufficient energy to keep them working through the night. We take a closer look at security systems that are solar powered such as spot lights and gates.
South Africa is typically a sunny country and because solar panels do not require direct sunlight, solar energy can be collected on both clear and cloudy days. This makes using solar power a particularly worthwhile option when it comes to security.
Security lighting is one of the best examples for solar powered application. A spotlight in particular is made up of two components – a sensor that detects motion and a bright spotlight. When motion is detected the spotlight is turned on for an adjustable length of time. Because solar powered security lights typically use LED bulbs as well as solar power, they have even less impact on the environment.
Another example of security systems where solar power is applied is gate automation Pretoria. Powering the gate can be as simple as installing a solar panel and battery and the more simple your gate system with the least number of accessories and access controls, the less complicated the system that you will need. Many swing gates draw power from a battery which is charged either by solar power or electricity running to the gate site.
If you are thinking about installing security cameras then consider ones that can be part of a solar powered security system. These may also only require a single solar panel to power them.
Whether you are interested in spotlights, gate automation or security cameras, choosing solar powered security products is better for the environment and your energy bill.