HD Time Lapse IP Camera 3g Outdoor For Construction SitesThe iTime Lapse Systems Team
Our most popular HD time lapse IP camera 3g system is the 1080P camera with a high speed 3g router. The 3g hardware is sold as a “system add on”. There are various other solutions on the market that offer embedded 3G, within the time lapse camera. You will find with these options, you are paying for engineering time, to create that specific solution.
You see, when someone offers a built in 3g solution, they are integrating the 3g router into a housing block. Then selling it out as a solution. Which is absolutely fine, there are some fantastic 3g time lapse camera available.
You can end up paying £3000-£5000.
3G Time Lapse Camera @£620 or £3995
The image above is NOT our system. This is though an embedded 3g solution. Your cost = £3995 or rental £550 a month. With our 3G system, the only difference is, you have to mount and house the 3g router. However, if you are prepared to this (very easy) you can make a significant saving.
Even our higher end 5MP time lapse camera with a 3G router, is £1249. Our most cost effective which is the 720P solution is £620. We also have the 1080p solution, which sits in the middle (you can see that at the top of this page).
Here at iTime Lapse systems we pre build the time lapse ip camera into a ip67 housing unit. We DOA test the camera. We IP address the camera and carry out additional pre build services which we will cover in a little more detail below.
When is 3G Time Lapse required and what our System Includes
HD IP Time lapse camera systems are used to record building projects. Usually a new build construction site. The most advanced and popular feature, of an IP based system is this: The ability to access your time lapse ip camera 3g system from anywhere in the world.
IP stands for Internet Protocol. Anything that is IP based, runs on a network. Usually a Local Area Network. A LAN (Local Area Network) is like your router at home. Your switch in your office at work. All your computers ETC run over the LAN. A printer on the network is an IP device. Anything plugged into your switch or router is an IP device.
So, you need a time lapse camera at your construction site. However, there is no internet connection available. You could have line installed by BT. This would not be that cost effective. You could also set up a wireless bridge. The most popular option is to use 3G. We all know about 3G, or should do. Just like when our mobile phones have no internet connection, they use the 3g network.
With our time lapse ip camera 3g bundle for construction sites, the 3G element is a system add on.
The 3g router we supply has been used in 100’s of time lapse projects. Especially at construction sites. Its a tested solution that works like a treat. Remember this is not a solar powered device, you would need to power the 3g router. The outdoor time lapse camera is POE enabled. You would power the camera with the same cat5e Ethernet cable used for connectivity. So, supply power to your 3g router, the router is not POE out. In fact, if you can find a 3g router with POE out, please let us know. You need to supply power to your POE injector.
Plug the POE injector into the 3g router. Plug the camera into the 3g router. You have now quickly deployed a network point at your construction site. You then need to house the router and POE injector.
You could use an external box for the POE injector and house the 3g router in the housing unit. This is a tool from Three for checking 3g signal in your area.
Anyone installing this technology, obviously has a certain set of skills. Why pay £1000’s more for embedded 3G ? The only thing you need to consider ( with our solution ) is where you are housing the accessories. An external pole mount weatherproof box will do the trick. (as pictured above)
3g Time Lapse needs a Fixed SIM – NOT a standard one !
We have calculations on what sort of data package you will need. The good news is: It won’t break bank, you are looking at around £15-£20 per month.
Our pre build Service
- Un-box everything: This may sound a small thing. However, If these parts where to ship to site, you would have a considerable number of boxes to open and dispose of.
- DOA Test the Camera: Using the high end branded HD video manufacturers we do, its unlikely that you would install a camera on site, to find it was dead. This can happen though. We test the camera for power and take an image to show its working ok. This is done through the LED status on the camera.
- Log in and check all is OK & Flip the view: In addition to the DOA test we log into the user interface. We flip the field of view 180 degrees. ( as the camera is housed upside down)
- Attach the HD lens to the camera
- Assemble the HD video camera within the housing: using the sliding camera tray and nuts and bolts. We position the camera at the optimum position for time lapsing.
- Assemble the housing unit: Fit the cable managed wall arm to the main unit.
- Pre terminate external cable up to the camera (PRE BUILD ADD ON). Any gland on an external housing unit (as pictured below) will not be large enough to pull a patch lead through (the crimp end is too big). If you tell us your cable lengths, we will per terminate an external network cable into the back of the camera. You then simply plug the other end into a POE port.
Our goal. The iTime Lapse systems approach is to educate you on HD IP based Time Lapsing. Provide you with powerful and pre built cost effective devices. Bundle our solutions with system add ons. We hope our knowledge and products will help save you time, money and effort.
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