Mike Mosley, owner of Mary’s Tack & Feed had an existing CCTV surveillance solution in place which secured the inside and outside of the company’s retail building, but left a particular area of the perimeter at risk. This area of the parking lot stored hay bales and other feed supplies and opened to a busy access road and sports fields which made it susceptible to threats of theft and vandalism. Mosley wanted to be able to monitor the parking lot area 24x7x365 and looked for a solution that could be installed immediately without the need for trenching to run power or disrupting his business operations. Additionally, the camera would be used to provide traffic surveillance for the busy street thoroughfare which bordered the property.
Mosley chose the MicroPower Technologies (http://www.micropowerapp.com) Rugged-i™ solar-powered IP camera for the company’s lot surveillance because it did not require a power source to operate and was easily affixed to an existing light pole in the parking lot which provided adequate ambient light for nighttime surveillance. The MiniHub™ video hub access point was placed inside the building, transmitting through the building’s window via MicroPower’s proprietary TrustLinx™ wireless air interface. The video was monitored directly utilizing standard VMS software which was passed to Adobe®Flash®
“We had some concerns about parking lot theft, but did not want to make a large investment in construction and conduit in order to place a camera at our lot’s perimeter,” said Mosley. “The MicroPower Rugged-i was a great solution for us because we were able to install it in under an hour without any hassle or mess. With the existing light source, we are able to view lot activity around the clock which has reduced our potential losses and provides an even more secure facility for our customers and employees.”
“Mary’s Tack & Feed is an ideal usage model for the Rugged-i wireless solar video surveillance camera because it extends the reach of existing surveillance systems without the cost and complexity of alternative solutions,” said Randy Brem, vice president of sales and business development, MicroPower Technologies, Inc. “MicroPower was able to provide the customer with a reliable security camera solution which was implemented immediately with very minimal investment or installation time.”
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