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Intelligent site monitoring powered by solar energy

Redeploying and using solar panels for their video towers helps Smart Surveillance improve its own operational and environmental performance.

Surveillance tower powered by solar panels

Smart Surveillance offers “Security-as-a-Service” to protect assets and prevent business-damaging incidents like theft and vandalism. The business unit proposes a fully service-based business model including mobile surveillance towers operated on solar power.

Business Unit President Jörn Windler explains why integrating the video towers in the service offer makes sense:

“Most of our customers use our monitoring servic­es for temporary sites, such as construction sites or provisional warehouses. They have no interest in aquiring security cameras by buying them, but prefer having access to them only for the exact time needed.”

Redeploying towers to improve performance

Keeping the ownership of the towers also helps Smart Surveillance improve its own operational and environmental performance.

“The towers are continuously being redeployed. When a contract comes to en end, we collect the towers, refurbish them and redistribute them to the next customer. This helps us tighten up our use of resources, improving our environmental impact but also lowering supply chain risks such as lack of components,” says Windler.

So far, not one single tower that Smart Surveillance has acquired since 2016 has been taken out of circulation.

joern windler

Using fuel cells, supported by solar panels, we deliver off-grid power for months without any user intervention.

Joern Windler, President Smart Surveillance, AddSecure

Using solar power

The use of solar power is another example where business rationale meets environmental objectives.

“Using fuel cells, supported by solar panels, we deliver off-grid power for months without any user intervention,” explains Windler. Only small amounts of carbon dioxide and water are pro­duced, making it possible to be used in nature reserves as well as in closed vehicles and rooms.

Remote system monitoring further reduce the need for unnecessary site visits and transport.

“There is no alternative to renewable energies in the long term. But by showing the business rationale we are able to speed up the transition,” concludes Windler.

 

The Smart Surveillance solutions are offered through the VIDEO GUARD brand, which is Part of AddSecure.
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