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3 Uses of a Solar-Powered IoT Security System

Fremont, CA–based V5 Systems is seeing a growing interest in its portable security systems.

Brian Buntz

August 19, 2016

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In June, we covered a solar-powered IoT-enabled security camera that could also be used to detect gunshots and gas leaks. The winner of Dell’s “Connect What Matters” Internet of Things Contest, the V5 Systems technology makes use of edge-computing technology. V5’s Portable Edge Computing Unit can analyze data and communicate using Wi-Fi or cellular signals.

The technology is gaining ground for a range of security applications. 

Because V5 Systems’ technology is solar powered, it can be deployed in practically any outdoor location. This capability also opens up an array or applications for niches including government and military, school grounds, the oil and gas industry, and for agricultural applications.

The technology is gaining ground for a for a variety of applications, including everything from video surveillance for law enforcement to industrial monitoring. Here, we highlight a few of the examples of the technology in use in Northern California.

About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on kurzweilai.net, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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