Remote CCTV monitoring upgrade: Solar farm perimeter security and detection system

Safeguard Systems were invited by a global solar PV provider to carry out a site assessment on an existing CCTV monitoring system installed within a large solar field in the North Devon area.

The client had been experiencing several issues with the functionality of the CCTV system. This included poor image quality and mains supply issues. Safeguard Systems were asked to conduct a technical audit and provide a detailed report on the general operation and condition of the current CCTV system.

Upon completion of the system assessment, the client was provided with detailed risk assessments, method statements and assured them Safeguard Systems were conforming to all Health and Safety requirements and had all other accreditations in place. A site visit was scheduled to carry out a full technical survey, a report and quotations for any repairs or improvements required.

Technical audit: The recommended solar farm CCTV system

A detailed and comprehensive survey of the system revealed the main issues on site were being caused by lack of cable segregation, low density analogue camera images and poorly designed 240 volt supply systems.

It was recommended a full rewire and upgrade of the system should be undertaken. Clearly defined explanations defining the root cause of the issues were provided to the client in report form and competitive quotations for the work required to repair and improve the current CCTV system were delivered.

Following acceptance of the quotations, Safeguard Systems designed and installed a new HD quality IP CCTV system. This included fully segregated cables eliminating the interference, improved image display,and higher capacity 240-volt cables, which eliminated the mains supply issues.

A new Hikvision Server with integrated intelligent analytic motion detection software was also installed in order to reduce false alarm activations to the alarm receiving centre.

CCTV monitoring system install: The project outcome

Since the upgrade, the system has been producing clear and defined high definition images, no longer has mains supply issues and is functioning efficiently with no further issues.

The end result delivers enhanced security and a fully functioning deterrent to thieves and intruders.

Related services:

Solar Farm Security

Remote CCTV Monitoring

Perimeter Security and Protection

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I needed to upgrade the CCTV system at my premises after a series of attempted break-ins. My site is a rural location with a lot of outbuildings.
After being caught short In the installation of my original system with regards to the standard of install and the cost I carried out a bit of research into what system would be best for my site so I had some kind of idea before contacting professionals for quotes. The end product was far superior to what my original idea of what I wanted was and their installation was low-key and unobtrusive.

Scott Pound

Private Rural Business

I chose Safeguard in Swindon recently to retrofit a Victorian cottage with CCTV - no small job owing to the construction of the building. I was very impressed with the skill with which the techs installed the necessary cable runs, once finished their work was almost invisible! The quite advanced pro-grade camera system has required a certain amount of follow up support to train me how to use it properly and I have found them to be patient and very was necessary.

David S

High-End Residential Property

Chris and the team are fantastic, we had them in at work to upgrade the office security, install CCTV and alarms at a new facility and now they have done my home. The job was done quickly and to an extremely high standard. Would recommend to any and all, and I have.

Matt Wilkinson

Liberty Leasing

We used Safeguard Systems to have a video entry system added to our GP Surgery entrances. They were so helpful from our initial site survey right through to installation and handover. A pleasure to deal with and would highly recommend.

Andrea Thava


We have worked with Safeguard Systems on a range of security projects covering commercial IP CCTV, access control and door entry systems. They are professional, flexible and meet deadlines. Highly recommended!

Alice Moore

PBM Property Management

Steve and the team are a partner we require services from on a regular basis, they are both cost-effective and efficient to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone who requires assistance or support with CCTV or access control requirements.

Alistair Junga

Sand Communications

I couldn't be happier with the team at Safeguard Systems. I've worked with them on several projects before and I wouldn't go anywhere else for a quality security system installation. Our client, a high-end hair salon required a full studio design and fit-out along with a highly effective CCTV system to help protect and watch over their premises.

Guy Richardson

Lakewood Ltd

We are a trustee organisation responsible for a recreational facility and its associated pavilions and buildings. We approached Safeguard systems to upgrade our security CCTV systems. The customer experience has been first class from start to finish - Steve provided expert advice which was supported by a detailed quote delivered ahead of time. The installation and follow up service has been first class, with a special mention to Jordan.

Stuart Anstie

Kintbury Recreation Ground

Safeguard Systems fitted a complete camera and intruder beam system for my storage compound, started the job very quickly and explained what was possible clearly. Really happy with the system because i can access the cameras on my phone from anywhere which is a big help, and I've had no reliability issues either. Steve and Chris were very nice and professional. Will be using them again to extend the compound shortly.

Harry Timbrell

Timbrell Farms

I got in touch with Safeguard Systems to help secure our warehouse unit with an intruder alarm and CCTV system. They were incredibly helpful and came out to conduct a survey on our premises when others just wanted to provide a quote over the phone.

Azim Mohamed

Elite Autos

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