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How Much Energy Does Your Security Cameras Consume?

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Many people may have heard that IP security cameras slow down home networks, but few have considered the power consumption of security cameras and APC patch cords. You can calculate the energy consumption (Watts) mathematically, multiply the voltage by the current consumption of the CCTV camera, or use special software provided by brand merchants to read power consumption. Generally speaking, the power consumption of security cameras with different functions will be different from that of ordinary cameras with ST patch cords. For example, PoE (power over Ethernet) security cameras need to be equipped with PoE switch / injector, which will increase some power consumption, so you should carefully select PoE cameras and single mode fiber patch cords by estimating the maximum power consumption of each device and the number of PoE cameras.


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Does DVR / NVR Use A Lot of Electricity?


In general, unlike computers and bakers, security cameras with fiber optic cable patch cords, CCTV analog cameras, and Poe IP security cameras work with very little power. Since DVR / NVR is often used longer than CCTV security cameras or PoE security cameras, using DVR / NVR for 24 / 7 monitoring will require more power consumption. On the contrary, security camera systems don't use energy and are not as expensive as you might think, but if you don't take the right steps to maintain them, you may have to pay a higher price.



How to Reduce the Cost of Running CCTV / IP Home Security Camera / System


Although video surveillance cameras don't consume electricity every day, the type and number of security cameras and pigtail patch cords, monitoring time, and operating temperature may lead to higher electricity charges in the long run. Therefore, you need to take some appropriate measures to reduce the energy consumption of security cameras, such as purchasing reliable security cameras, high-quality multimode fiber patch cables, single mode patch cords, and adjusting camera settings to save power.


In order to prevent the camera from working due to power failure, you can choose the battery powered security camera, which is definitely the best solution to "no power". Generally speaking, battery powered security cameras are powered either by batteries or by solar panels. The battery life of a wireless security camera running on a battery lasts a few months, but you can minimize energy consumption by optimizing parameter settings. Also, you can choose battery powered security cameras with power-saving technology, which can support up to six months in standby mode. What's more, some battery powered security camera manufacturers claim battery life can last six months or even two years. In case of an unexpected power failure, the battery/solar powered cellular enabled security cameras and systems can still work normally.


Even if the home safety system and mode conditioning fiber cables only accounts for a small part of household energy consumption, this small part can not only reduce energy consumption but also reduce the carbon footprint in the long run.

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