CCTV security is one of a suite of practical applications developed by Minos Systems UK to maximise existing investment in streetlight stock and easy access to the electricity network.

Powered by the streetlight’s energy, CCTV security can be installed very quickly and monitored remotely in selected areas. The cameras also work when the lights are switched off, maintaining functionality night and day. The units can be moved and adjusted according to requirements. They also have an in-built motion detector function. Images are sent on an Ethernet network through a powerline communication with a 30 MHz frequency. They are then converted to ADSL format for monitoring purposes via the Internet.

By using existing streetlights, local authorities are showing a commitment to maximising their investment made and using the infrastructure to its full potential.