LVT Units use smart generators to ensure they stay live no matter what the weather is doing.

Last Updated:
November 27, 2023
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Kailey Boucher
Marketing Writer

When the weather outside is frightful, many people prefer to avoid leaving the house. White-knuckling the steering wheel on an hour-long drive (that usually takes 15 minutes in ideal weather conditions) wondering if you’ll make it to your destination in one piece? 

No thank you. The allure of my cozy couch in my heated home is too strong. 

Unfortunately, criminals aren’t so easily deterred. In fact, studies show that property crimes spike during the winter. Vehicle theft also tends to rise as the temperatures fall. 

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, downtime is not an option for your business’s security. And while solar power is generally pretty reliable even during inclement weather, as the daylight hours grow shorter and storms become more severe during winter, relying solely on solar power to fuel security systems isn’t always ideal. In this blog, we dig into why choosing security solutions with robust backup power sources is a must, and explain why with LVT’s portable surveillance cameras, your security won’t skip a beat. 


In the realm of enterprise security, preparedness is the key to resilience. At LVT, we understand that around-the-clock vigilance is non-negotiable, which is why all of our units are fortified with backup power sources. Here’s why this matters:

  • Protection of assets: Whether you’re guarding high-value inventory or proprietary equipment, backup power ensures that your defenses remain up, even when weather conditions are less than ideal.
  • Safety of staff and customers: Safety isn’t just about preventing loss; it's about fostering a secure environment for all. A surveillance system with reliable backup power solutions minimizes risks and ensures the well-being of everyone on your premises.
  • Minimized downtime: Time is money, and every minute of system downtime can mean financial loss. Backup power keeps the financial implications of power outages at bay.
  • Preservation of reputation: Trust is hard-earned and easily lost. A business that showcases its ability to maintain security measures, come what may, earns confidence from customers and employees alike. LVT’s dependable backup power solidifies this trust and enhances your business’s reputation for reliability and preparedness.


LVT Units are powered by solar energy, which is a huge win for the environment and for your business. The environmental benefits of solar powered security include: 

  • Solar powered surveillance cameras reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Using solar power reduces your reliance on the grid and promotes energy self-sufficiency.
  • Transitioning to solar powered surveillance systems reduces your operational costs. 

And did we mention that solar power is incredibly reliable? Despite common misconceptions, solar panels do not cease to operate in winter. They can work effectively year round, as long as there is sunlight exposure—yes, even during the shorter days and in overcast conditions.


Our eco-friendly solar security systems are built to power through less-than-ideal conditions, but we know the importance of preparing for the unexpected. 

Enter our plan B: smart generators. In areas where sun exposure is limited,  LVT Units are equipped with one, just in case. And while these generators act as backup power, they’re so much more than an afterthought. They offer a variety of benefits, including: 

  • Remote monitoring: When solar energy proves insufficient, LVT's smart generators bridge the gap without a hitch. There’s no manual intervention required, so you don’t have to drive on  icy roads or battle dangerous weather conditions to get to your site when things go awry. 
  • Green fuel cell technology: Our commitment to going green doesn’t stop at solar power. Our smart generators leverage green fuel cell technology, which outperforms traditional diesel-powered models while keeping the environment in mind. 
  • Enhanced fuel efficiency: Our smart generators operate with remarkable fuel efficiency. This means fewer refills, reduced operational costs, and an extended lifetime of service—all essential for long, tough winters.
  • Minimal maintenance: Designed to require less upkeep than conventional generators, our smart generators are incredibly easy to care for and operate. You won’t have to worry about oil changes or faulty mechanical parts, which means less time wasted on maintenance and more time to deal with everything else on your to-do list. 
  • Superior cold weather performance: Our smart generators are engineered to perform exceptionally well in cold weather, which means snow, ice, and low temperatures won't compromise the safety of your staff and customers or the security of your assets and property.

When the weather refuses to cooperate and the sun can’t commit, LVT’s smart generators stand ready, keeping your security systems up and running. 


While a winter wonderland might sound festive and fun, extreme weather can wreak havoc on security and surveillance. But with the right technology on your side, you can minimize the risks and protect your business through the worst Mother Nature has to offer.

Don't let your guard down this winter. It’s time to invest in a solution that has your back come rain, snow, fog, ice, or sunshine. Contact our team today to learn more about our reliable, eco-friendly solar security systems.

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