Battery Backup for Outdoor Cameras

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 26, 2012

Pole-mounting cameras, especially for use in parking lots and municipal surveillance systems, is a growing trend. However, power in these locations may be unreliable, subject to fluctuations and outages. Supplying backup power to cameras and transmission equipment becomes an important consideration, to prevent loss of video, and exposing the facility or municipality to risks or liability.

Typically, three ways exist of providing backup power to these cameras:

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