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Security Camera using a Powerline Network to a Light Bulb Socket

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250626D
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

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Security Camera using a Powerline Network to a Light Bulb Socket


Disclosed is a is a plug-and-play system for a security camera that utilizes the existing indoor infrastructure and power line communication methods.

Current security camera systems do not offer options for installation into an existing indoor infrastructure. A system is needed to incorporate a security camera into a building’s infrastructure with minimal work, using adequate wall switches to control both lights and camera(s).

The novel contribution is a plug-and-play system for a security camera. The system is for indoor spaces, enabled with power line communication technology and connected in a simple light bulb socket. The light bulb socket provides the energy that the camera needs to work. The power line technology enables an intranet inside the space where the camera is installed. The intranet can be attached to a modem with an external IP, allowing the user to remotely access the camera through an application or other allowed system.

The following components and functions of the plug-and-play device for the security camera using the power line communication technology help supervise a variety of environments and activities:

·         Power line communication (PLC): a communication method that uses electrical wiring to simultaneously carry both data and alternating current (AC) electric power transmission or electric power distribution

·         Security camera: device used to transmit a signal to a specific...