Why Video Surveillance PowerCubes Will Greatly Simplify Outdoor Video Surveillance Network Deployment

Preface

This article hopes to introduce to you why Video Surveillance Powercube can simplify the deployment of Outdoor CCTV Camera by analyzing the challenges faced by Outdoor outdoor video surveillance network deployment. And will also analyze the Video Surveillance Powercube to adapt to different application scenarios by replacing the network module and energy module

1.Challenges of Outdoor Video Surveillance Deployment

1.1 Challeges Overview

The deployment of an outdoor video surveillance network is a seemingly simple but actually complex scenario. In principle, this scenario is to deploy cameras of different specifications outdoors and transmit their traffic back to the VMS or Cloud. But in fact, the following problems must be faced:

  • Complex environment
  • Power supply problem
  • Power protection and lightning protection
  • Camera power supply
  • Network backhaul equipment

The confluence of this series of issues has forced designers to consider various balances. And there is no Integrated Video Site solution on the market, which makes the installation cost and maintenance cost of the final solution too high.

1.2 Comlex Environment

In fact, once the video surveillance network is deployed outdoors, it has to face a complex environment. First of all, the outdoor environment has to face the rain, sunshine, temperature and other aspects. Please pay special attention to the application scenarios of the Video surveillance system, which requires high availability. However, if the complexity of the outdoor environment is not handled well, the reliability of the system will be greatly reduced.

In desert areas, the sand will greatly affec the system reliablity. However, it can be found that the cctv power supply system for video surveillance is often not rugged, and basically has the protection level of IP55, so it will inevitably be deployed in these areas for a long time. Affecting system reliability, which in turn leads to an increase in the number of site maintenance visits and thus an increase in OPEX.

In rain forests and high humidity areas, there is abundant rain and high humidity. If the anti-corrosion ability of the system itself is not strong, it will easily lead to the failure of the whole machine. These failures are divided into two aspects, one is the original inside the entire system, and the second is the CCTV Power Supply enclosure itself. Edgeware has found in these high humidity areas that customers’ galvanized outdoor cabinets were corroded to the point of holes in the cabinets. In some high salinity areas such as the seaside, the salinity in the air is very high, and it is easy to corrode equipment.

Temperatures vary widely across regions of the world, some are very hot, others are very different, and each of these requires different solutions. Throughout the world, no company provides a one-stop solution.

1.3 Power Supply Problem

Video surveillance power supply will not be a very complicated problem indoors, but when it comes to outdoor environments, this problem will become more complicated. There are two scenarios:

(1) Powergrid Scenario

Mains will face many challenges in outdoor scenarios. First of all, the power grids of many developing countries are very unstable and face the problem of frequent power outages. So power backup solution is a factor that has to be considered. The second is that the power grids of many countries will have problems such as undervoltage, overvoltage and surge. If they are not handled properly, the equipment will be damaged. The third is that the global power coverage is uneven, and video surveillance sites often do not have easy access to power. In this case, solar energy has to be used.

(2) Solar Scenario

The challenges of the solar scenario can only be more. Solar power is outside. The solar energy resources in different regions are not balanced, how to fully consider the balance between the flexibility of installation and the availability of the system. The more remote the site, the more difficult it is to maintain the solar system.

1.4 Power Protection and Lightning Protection

When the Video surveillance system is deployed outdoors, it has to face the lightning issue. If the whole system does not consider the lightning protection of the whole system, it will increase the probability of system damage. The lightning protection system itself takes up the space of the system and increases the cost budget. The key point is that many network devices used indoors do not have lightning protection functions themselves, but are also used in outdoor scenarios, which brings risks to the stability of the entire system.

1.5 Camera Power Supply

There are all kinds of cameras on the market, some require 802.3aft, some will reach 802.3at, or even 802.3bt. In other scenarios, the camera directly requires AC24V, DC12V and so on. Therefore, each video surveillance project may have its own particularity, and the power supply requirements are very different, which need to be configured according to the needs of the project.

1.6 Network Backhaul Equipment

On the outdoor video surveillance site, the acquisition of backhaul networks is varied. There are fiber-based GPON or Ethernet, as well as wireless-based 4G/5G technology, and P2P wireless bridges may also be used. A single backhaul technology cannot cover the entire solution, thus proxiing more variability to the overall system complexity.

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2. Integrated Video Site-Video Surveillance PowerCube Design Concept

2.1 Why Do We Need Video Surveillance PowerCube This kind of Integrated Video Site?

As we have analyzed before, the challenges of various aspects of the video surveillance scene come together to make this scene seem simple, but in fact every scene is different. So Edgeware designed an integrated video site like video surveillance powercube based on this scene. Integrate the functions in the video surveillance scene, let customers choose the required functional modules according to their functional requirements, and finally be customized and integrated by Edgeware and delivered to customers.

This one-stop integrated video site solution will greatly simplify the end customer’s design of video surveillance network, and leave the overall design work to Edgeware. In the end, Edgeware uses Edgeware outdoor video according to the scene requirements put forward by customers. The basic functional modules of surveillance powercube build the customer’s final product and deliver it to the customer as a standardized product.

2.2 Build Video Sruveillance Power Cube As LEGO

After years of development, Edgeware has most of the basic modules required for video surveillance scenarios, and we can also provide customers with customized development of different modules.

Based on the needs of customers’ outdoor video surveillance network, we have modularized the main functional units such as network, structure, environment, power, and OAM, and developed various series of products. Based on customer needs, we can integrate different modules into an all in one video surveillance powercube like Lego blocks.

2.3 One Stop Delviery of Integrated Video Site

Edgeware’s video surveillance powercube solution can make your delivery incredibly easy. From now on the delivery of video surveillance does not require on-site integration, cabling, complex service. We turn your needs into a pre-integrated video surveillance powercube with all features integrated and factory tested. When you receive the product, it will have the following features:

 

(1) Plug and Play

 

When the traditional outdoor video surveillance site is delivered, the power solution is generally based on an outdoor power cabinet, which contains various solar or UPS devices, and is equipped with SDP, battery, network equipment, etc. But every time it is delivered, engineers have to carry out the integrated installation, cabling, commissioning and other work of the cabinet in advance. A lot of time is spent on these tedious tasks, which greatly increases the installation cost. And Edgeware’s video surveillance powercube will be delivered as a standard product, pug and play. This will greatly reduce the cost and time of installation.

 

(2) One Stop Solution

 

Edgeware’s video surveillance powercube is a one-stop delivery solution, customers do not need to integrate various functional modules, we have already helped customers to integrate. In this way, customers no longer have to worry about the large-scale deployment.

 

(3) Easy Installation

 

Because Edgeware’s video surveillance powercube is an integrated solution, the volume and weight are greatly reduced compared to the traditional outdoor power cabinet, which makes the installation very simple.

 

3.Edgeware Video Surveillance PowerCube Product-Edge Span Series

3.1 Edge Span U60 Video Surveillance PowerCube for 1-3 CCTV Cameras UPS Power Supply

Edge Span U60 is an all in one video surveillance powercube specially designed by Edgeware for scenarios with 3 or less CCTV cameras. It mainly integrates UPS, Battery, POE Switch and remote monitoring system into one powercube to realize one-stop deployment. This solution is real pre-integrated video site solution, one box solve all the problems.

Model

 Function

Input

Output

UPS

Battery

Dimension

Ingress Protection

Customization

Edge Span U60 All in One Outdoor UPS

Outdoor UPS with POE Switch, Battery and Monitoring

AC 110V/220V Signal Phase

3GE POE/POE+(Default)

DC48V/DC12

Other Voltage Can be customized

100W with DC48V/DC12V Output

48v4.8AH Lithium Battery

Designed for 2 Hours Autonomy

351mm*355mm*214mm

(W*H*D)

IP65/NEMA4

Available

Typical Application

•Outdoor Power Supply for Security Cameras

•Outdoor Power supply for Security System

•Wireless Access Point Outdoor Power Backup Enclosure

•1-3 Channel CCTV Power Supply

3.2 Edge Span U200 Video Surveillance PowerCube for 4-8 CCTV Cameras UPS Power Supply

Edge Span U60 is an all in one video surveillance powercube specially designed by Edgeware for scenarios with 4-8 CCTV cameras. It is equipped with UPS and battery capacity is higher than Edge Span U60. 

Model

 Function

Input

Output

UPS

Battery

Dimension

Ingress Protection

Customization

Edge Span U200 All in One Outdoor UPS

Outdoor UPS with POE Switch, Battery and Monitoring

AC 110V/220V Signal Phase

6GE POE/POE+(Default)

DC48V/DC12

Other Voltage Can be customized

200W/300W DC-UPS with DC48V/DC12V Output

Option1:48V9.6AH Lithium Battery Designed for 4 Hours Autonomy

Option2:48v4.8AH Lithium Battery

Designed for 2 Hours Autonomy

351mm*355mm*214mm

(W*H*D)

IP65/NEMA4

Available

Typical Application

•Outdoor Power Supply for Security Cameras

•Outdoor Power supply for Security System

•Wireless Access Point Outdoor Power Backup Enclosure

•4-8 Channel CCTV Power Supply

3.3 Edge Span S60 Video Surveillance PowerCube for 1-3 CCTV Cameras Solar Power Supply

Edge Span S60 is a solar power video surveillance powercube specially designed for scenes without mains power. Edgeware creatively integrates network, solar energy, battery, and monitoring system into one powercube, so customers can easily realize one-stop deployment even if there is no utility power.This solution is real pre-integrated solar power video site solution, one box solve all the problems even without power grid.

Model

 Function

Input

Output

Solar

Battery

Dimension

Ingress Protection

Customization

Edge Span S60 All in One Solar Power Video Surveillance PowerCube

Outdoor UPS with POE Switch, Battery and Monitoring

500W Solar Panel Max

3GE POE/POE+(Default)

DC48V/DC12

Other Voltage Can be customized

200W/300W DC-UPS with DC48V/DC12V Output

48V20AH Lithium Battery Designed for 4 Hours Autonomy

351mm*355mm*214mm

(W*H*D)

IP65/NEMA4

Available

Typical Application

•Outdoor Power Supply for Security Cameras

•Outdoor Power supply for Security System

•Wireless Access Point Outdoor Power Backup Enclosure

•1-3 Channel CCTV Solar Power Supply

4.Summary

We believe that the one-stop solution of Video Surveillance PowerCube can greatly reduce the CAPEX and OPEX of video surveillance site and simplify outdoor video surveillance network deployment. Based on the UPS and Solar power solutions provided by Edgeware, it can completely cover customers’ power in video surveillance. , network, OAM, structure and environment requirements. I want to believe that all in one is the future.