17 Jun 2021, Off Grid Energy

Case study: Mobile security and surveillance trailers

Derek Boggs, Director of Marketing and Demand Generation, LiveView Technologies

“We are thrilled to partner with EFOY so we can provide rapidly deployed surveillance that is truly capable of operating anywhere on earth—no power, no internet, no problem. EFOY removes our sole dependency on solar power, so in areas where solar is not a viable option, we can still provide cutting edge security. This advancement in hardware paired with our unmatched cloud-based remote monitoring platform solidifies our position as the market leader in enterprise surveillance.”

The Application

LiveView Technologies (LVT) provides remote, full security solutions used by the energy industry, law enforcement, retail, construction, housing and other industries.

LVT systems include independent power supply, remote video management system, cameras, lights, sensors and more, all packaged on a trailer and ready for quick and easy deployment.

The Challenge

One of LVT’s key value propositions is the rapid deployability of their security systems to any location – no wires, no internet and no electrical grid needed.

Until recently, the company relied on solar panels backed up by diesel generators to power their off-grid security systems. In locations with poor solar capacity, however, this resulted in high diesel consumption and emissions as well as a less autonomous system, since diesel gensets need to be regularly refilled and serviced.

The Solution

Replace combustion gensets with EFOY Pro 2400 Duo fuel cells as backup power to supplement solar production in the LVT security system trailers. By utilizing the EFOY Pro Hybrid Solution, LVT has the benefit of compact, autonomous, dependable and virtually maintenance-free power for their off-grid security system.

The Benefits

  • Increased runtime and fuel efficiency – EFOY Pro Fuel Cells consume 1 – 2 percent of the volume of fuel vs. fuel gas genset technology. This energy autonomy is key for a security system designed for use anywhere from a busy mall parking lot, to a backwoods roadway, to a remote wellsite.

  • Low maintenance – EFOY Pro Fuel Cells offer reliable and minimal maintenance hybrid power generation for years at a time, significantly reducing annual operating costs.

  • Perfect complement to solar – When a solar array fails to deliver enough power to maintain batteries, the EFOY senses the voltage drop and automatically switches on to replace the solar shortfall. This keeps the battery bank charged, so LVT equipment always has 100 percent reliable power.

  • Easy installation and handling – Drop deployable, pre-packaged EFOY system, boxes and housings make for easy handing on site. The spill-proof 60L and 28L fuel cartridges are easy to transport to any location.

References

As of 2020, more than 50,000 EFOY Pro solutions are deployed around the world to provide primary or back-up power to different applications.

Learn more at efoy-pro.com and sfc-energy.ca