Tower protects tower

25. February 2024

Camera towers from Video Guard secure wind turbines

The expansion of wind power plants in Germany continues to increase. However, we regularly read about vandalism and acts of sabotage on wind turbines in this context. The latter are often located in rural, undeveloped areas and thus offer perpetrators an unprotected target. Since personal surveillance is not possible, mobile camera towers from Video Guard are often used here. These can be operated completely energy self-sufficiently, cover a large monitoring radius and can be easily repositioned at any time if required.

Germany is consuming more and more electricity from renewable energies – such as wind power. Further turbines are therefore to be built continuously over the next few years: New wind turbines with an output of 10,000 megawatts per year are planned by 2030. However, when new things are created, criminals are often not far behind. It is therefore important to protect wind turbines against sabotage and vandalism both during construction and during operation.

Suitable for extensive terrain
In this context, experts recommend surveillance using mobile camera towers such as those offered by Video Guard. The advantages are obvious: the towers, which are up to six meters high, are equipped with state-of-the-art video technology with up to three high-resolution ultra-lowlight cameras. They can be conveniently positioned anywhere. They are stable even on uneven ground. With their large monitoring radius, they reliably cover even extensive areas around wind turbines. The radius can be selected individually depending on the product category. If the position of the camera tower needs to be changed, for example because construction work has been completed, new wind turbines are added or the monitoring priorities change, the towers can be easily repositioned and realigned. The decisive factors here are the customer’s wishes coupled with Video Guard’s consulting expertise.

Complete self-sufficiency
As there is generally no power supply in remote areas, some Video Guard models operate completely independently. This is made possible by a power supply using state-of-the-art battery technology and photovoltaic modules. In the event of low solar radiation, an environmentally friendly fuel cell provides support. This means that the systems are completely independent of mains power. They also ensure a clear view at night thanks to invisible infrared light. If the cameras actually detect an intruder, the AI-supported video analysis recognizes this immediately. In this case, the Video Guard control center becomes active. Trained employees reliably evaluate the image material around the clock. They can address the perpetrators loudly and clearly at 120 decibels, as the towers have integrated loudspeakers. This is often enough to make the potential perpetrators leave the premises. Otherwise, the local police can be called in. In this way, wind turbines can also be effectively protected without major financial or personnel expenditure.

Video Guard in Bremen's Überseestadt district
Mobile camera towers from Video Guard reliably protect the steadily growing number of wind turbines in Germany against vandalism and sabotage.
Video Guard in Bremen's Überseestadt 2
The camera towers have an eye-catching design, offer a large monitoring radius and also work completely independently of mains power.
Video Guard in Bremen's Überseestadt 2
State-of-the-art battery technology and photovoltaic modules guarantee the power supply.
Video Guard in Bremen's Überseestadt 2
The camera towers can be operated completely energy self-sufficiently and can be easily repositioned at any time if required.