Posted October 27, 2015

Solar-Powered, Cellular-Based
Remote Security Camera

The Eye Trax Ranger Series Camera is a wireless, cellular-based surveillance camera for remote security monitoring of construction sites, rental yards and other areas, particularly where access to wi-fi and a power source are limited. The lightweight camera is easy to install, solar-powered, has motion-sensing and night-vision capabilities, can provide time-lapse video and is controlled by a web-based user interface or mobile phone application.

ranger eye trax solar cellularFeatures such as solar power generation and cellular transmission make these cameras an “off-grid” and reliable security solution, says Eye Trax President Jerry McSorley. Using the available cellular network to transmit pictures eliminates the need for a computer, phone line, internet connection, router and the power required for a traditional wireless camera, he adds.

The motion-activated camera system uses an integrated passive infrared sensor that measures changes in thermal activity in the camera viewing area. A human or a vehicle heat source that the PIR sensor can "see" will immediately trigger the camera to start taking pictures. Events captured are time and location stamped, then immediately sent over the secure cellular network to the Eye Trax cloud-based servers. The server sends notifications of the event via text to any mobile phone, as well as emailed to designated addresses. All acquired images are stored on the servers for future reference.  SMS pictures or email from the Eye Trax Camera can be received 24/7 or set to specific time parameters, such as after operation hours.  

The web-based software lets users manage their remote monitoring system, including viewing multiple cameras from a single screen. With a simple click on any camera preview, users access the User Interface to view all pictures by date and time, request a live image, create and archive time-lapse videos, overlay two pictures for detailed comparison, and place text and draw on pictures.

The Eye Trax camera is powered by a small, lightweight solar panel. A battery located inside the aluminum housing provides ten days operation in the event of inclement weather. The system will send out battery level warning emails to users in the event the voltage levels are low and the solar panel needs adjustment. The camera is optimized to provide a 90-degree field of view and is designed with two lenses: One for daytime color pictures and the other for black and white nighttime pictures. The camera lenses are surrounded by 55 infrared lamps that will illuminate an area up to 100-ft away from the camera face. The unit can operate in a temperature range of -10°F to 140°F.

The mounting bracket for the Eye Trax unit is fully orbital and can be attached to any surface, including the company’s Barrel-Mounting System. The operator can choose from using zip ties to stainless steel screws to mount the unit.

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