Frequently Asked Questions About Solar-powered Security Cameras

Recently, solar power CCTV cameras have stood out as a better alternative to regular CCTV options for the many benefits they offer, including cost and flexibility. Drawing power from solar panels, these cameras provide an excellent solution for off-grid locations such as farms, cabins, and construction sites—places where the limitations of traditional wired security cameras just can't reach.

If you are considering purchasing a solar security camera and want to learn more about how it works and what you should consider when purchasing a solar security system, then this guide in the form of questions is for you. Please note that the answers below are for reference only and may vary depending on the specific product you inquire about.

About the Solar CCTV System


Q: How are the cameras powered?
A: The cameras are powered by both battery and solar energy. We highly suggest to verify with the supplier whether the battery is included.

Q: What is the service life of solar-powered security cameras?
A: Solar security cameras typically last 5 to 15 years, but the actual lifespan depends on factors like camera quality, solar panel reliability, battery capacity, and local weather conditions. It is essential to consider these factors when choosing a solar-powered camera system for long-lasting security.

Q: Is it possible to run multiple solar-powered security cameras simultaneously?
A: Yes, just make sure each one is connected to your Wi-Fi network and has its unique IP address.

Q: Can solar-powered security cameras work in low-light conditions?
A: Yes, although these types of cameras require sunlight to operate, modern solar-powered security cameras come with backup batteries that can last several days even in low-light conditions.

Q: What is the difference between the WiFi & 4G models?
A: The WiFi model connects to any 2.4GHz network with the correct access and password. The 4G model uses a 4G SIM card to connect to the internet in areas without WiFi coverage.

Q: Can the 4G model or wifi model connect to both a 4G and WiFi network?
A: No, the 4G model can only connect to a 4G mobile network via a SIM card and the SIM card must be inserted for it to be set or access the camera, and vice versa.

Q: What is the range of a solar-powered security camera's Wi-Fi signal?
A: The range of your Wi-Fi network and camera model will determine how far your security cameras can receive signals. On average, most cameras offer a range of about 300 feet.

Q: How are recordings stored?
A: Recordings are stored in TWO ways: The cloud and micro SD card storage.

About the Solar Panel of the Camera

Q: Can a single solar panel charge multiple cameras?
A: Recently no, a single solar panel can only charge one battery-powered camera. It cannot charge multiple cameras simultaneously.

Q: Is there a way to test the solar panel to make sure it's working?
A: You can remove the batteries from the camera before plugging it in, and test if the camera is working without the batteries.

Q: Do solar panels need to be cleaned?
A: Yes, it is recommended to clean solar panels periodically. This helps them function properly, making sure they’re as efficient as possible.

Q: How much storage does a solar-powered security camera have?
A: A solar-powered security camera's storage capacity depends on its model and the memory card it supports. Most cameras support up to 128GB, providing several days of footage. Some cameras also offer cloud storage.

About the Built-in Battery


Q: How long can the solar security camera battery last?
A: The rechargeable battery in the solar security camera can be used for 1 to 3 years. They can be easily replaced by replacing a watch battery.

Q: Are the batteries replaceable when they pass their usable life?
A: Yes the batteries are replaceable, they can be purchased at most large retail stores.

Are there other questions you’ve come up with when looking for a solar-powered security camera system? Please get in touch with Umoteco at  +86 1 3047566808 or via email

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Post time: Dec-20-2023