Energy Costs and Video Surveillance

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 07, 2012

Should you be concerned about the energy costs from your surveillance systems? Are these a hidden killer or can certain products deliver huge savings? In this note, we break down the energy costs for surveillance system, examining the impact of recorders and cameras plus we examine cooling costs as well as conservation initiatives such as LEED and their potential impact.

Energy Cost of Surveillance

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