IPVMU Certified | 12/11/14 12:27am
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Beyond using a separate battery pack to power cameras, I cannot think of a professional grade unit designed exclusively for battery power.
Do you mean a camera with a built in battery or adding one's own battery?
The former is super rare (a few home cameras do this). The later is feasible but is a minor assembly / integration project.
You're not going to find what you're looking for.
From your description ("CCTV" and "built-in storage"), I'm assuming the desire is for something with near-continuous recording capability (eg: record full time, or record on motion).
A decent CCTV camera with onboard recording is going to have a power budget of around 5W, and a bare minimum requirement of 5Volts.
An alkaline "D" battery is rated around 10000 mAh in high draw applications. You'd need 4 batteries to get to 6V, and then at a 5W power budget (~.85 Amps at 6 volts) you'd get about 10 hours of runtime before the battery voltage dropped too low to power the camera.
You could get more runtime using a 12V "alarm panel" battery, a 7Ah unit would give you about 17 hours of runtime. You can step up to a small motorcycle battery and get about 30 hours of runtime.
But, you're left tending to the batteries 1-2 times a day minimum. You can see why this wouldn't be considered a desireable enough product to have a lot of market demand, which is why you won't find a fully-self contained battery-powered "CCTV" camera on the market.
If the relatively short-duration runtime isn't a problem, then you'll find many CCTV cameras can be powered by 12VDC, and you can fairly easily build something yourself.
IPVMU Certified | 12/11/14 01:47am
No idea what they are like or if it is suitable but I came across these once before. Have a look at remotecam
Take a look at the SeSys Torch camera. It is a rapid deployable camera system with battery pack, wireless and or cell modem. It might be along the lines of what you are looking for.
You could consider a GOPRO sports camera with an external battery. I believe the GOPRO uses about 2 watts and requires a 3.7V Li-Ion battery. Normally, the camera runs from a small internal battery but can be modified to run from a bigger battery. There are various ways to stream video from a GOPRO.
This method will require integration work bordering on development but starts with an inexpensive, robust and high quality camera.
Please pardon the self promotion but we do have battery operated cameras that may fit your need. Our Camscura line of cameras are all self recording battery operated and can use a standard USB power bank to further extend the battery life as far as you like.
Feel free to ping me with any questions.
What I would like to see is a PoE powered IP camera with SD card and a rechargeable battery continually charged by PoE. If the network connection fails along with the PoE, you are still left with a operational camera that is recording locally. Is anyone aware of a camera like this out on the market?
'Readily deployed' battery powered camera... trailer? They say battery lasts up to a month.
What form factor- dome, bullet, portable? What resolution? How much storage?
This is doable and there could be a camera that does it.. The question remains for how long? 1-~20 hours implies recharging the unit ... One is back to putting a UPS on the PoE switch and have an SD on the cameras... One can even use a 12 VDC power supply to power the cameras and back it up with batteries ... Again off-the-shelf available product/soltuion.I fail to see why I would need a camera with a built-in battery... Unless we are in a spying situation where the camera will have to beleft for some times and be retrieved later ..
Going to the extreme of assuming a 1 watt camera ( I have seen 2 w on some of our Hikvision at times with no SD and simple scene) at 12 VDC one is looking at around 100 mA per hour ... A regular 7 Amp Hour battery which is not an easy to conceal thing will give you 70 hours or roughly 3 days before you have to go remove or recharge it ... Doesn't seem to be a practical solution for long term then again it could be a (very) short term situation... And we have not taken the power conumption when the SD is inuse ...