Solar panels in surveillance technology - sustainable and cost-efficient

Solarpanele in der Überwachungstechnik - Nachhaltig und Kosteneffizient

Use of solar panels to charge wireless and battery-powered surveillance technology

Modern surveillance technology has made significant advances in recent years, particularly with the introduction of wireless and battery-powered devices such as the Apollo 2 security camera and the ProV1 video doorbell. These devices offer flexibility and easy installation, but one of the biggest challenges remains power supply. This is where solar panels come in, offering a sustainable and efficient solution. In this blog post, we explain how to charge these devices with solar panels and the benefits of doing so.

Installation and charging with solar panels

1. Choosing the right solar panel

To power a security camera or video doorbell with solar energy, it is important to choose a compatible solar panel. Make sure that the solar panel:

  • Offers the right voltage and power for each device.
  • Weather resistant to ensure long term outdoor use.

(We recommend that you always use the corresponding/suitable solar panel)

2. Placement of the solar panel

Optimal placement of the solar panel is crucial for efficient energy generation. The following points should be considered:

  • Place the solar panel in a location that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.
  • Avoid shadows cast by trees, buildings or other obstructions.
  • Install the solar panel at an angle appropriate to the geographic location and season to ensure maximum sunlight exposure.
3. Connection to the monitoring device

The connection between the solar panel and the monitoring device is usually made via a USB cable or a special connection cable. Make sure that:

  • The cable connection is secure and weatherproof.
  • The solar panel is properly connected to the monitoring device and the charging indicator on the device is checked.
4. Monitoring and maintenance

Regular monitoring and maintenance are important to ensure the efficiency of the solar panel:

  • Clean the solar panel regularly from dust and dirt to avoid affecting the sunlight.
  • Check the cables and connectors for wear or damage and replace them if necessary.

Advantages of using solar panels

1. Sustainability and environmental friendliness

Solar energy is a renewable energy source that produces no harmful emissions. By using solar energy to charge monitoring devices, you help reduce your carbon footprint and support environmental protection.

2. Cost savings

After the initial investment in solar panels and installation, there are no additional energy costs, which can result in significant savings in the long run.

3. Independence from the power grid

With a solar panel, your surveillance devices are independent of the power grid. This is especially beneficial in remote areas or during power outages. Your security equipment remains operational at all times.

4. Easy installation and maintenance

Solar-powered monitoring devices are generally easy to install and maintain. No complex wiring is required, making installation feasible even for laypeople.

5. Reliability

Thanks to continuous charging by solar energy, you don't have to worry about empty batteries. This significantly increases the reliability and efficiency of your surveillance systems.


Charging wireless and battery-powered surveillance devices such as the Apollo 2 Security Camera and ProV1 Video Doorbell with solar panels is a great solution to ensure sustainability, cost-effectiveness and reliability. With proper installation and regular maintenance, you can ensure your security equipment is always ready to go without relying on traditional energy sources. Invest in a good solar panel and enjoy the many benefits this technology has to offer.

The security experts at Weber Protect will be happy to help you analyze your individual security needs. A holistic security concept does not have to be very expensive. You do not need to hire expensive tradesmen for Weber Protect's security products. You can install and configure all products yourself.

Our range of security products offers everything you need to protect your home. Our video surveillance products protect your home from the front door to the garden.

Please visit our website or contact our customer service for individual advice:

Weber Protect Customer Service

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Phone: +49 (0)30 318765100



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