The SmarterDVR 150 is a self-powered complete video surveillance system from Smarter Security Systems of Austin, Texas. The system includes a still camera, a video camera, invisible infrared for nighttime security, a flash-based digital video recorder, and a GSM cellular modem that can send alarm alerts via text messages or e-mails with snapshot evidence. The system is powered by a rechargeable battery that can be charged via optional solar panel for perpetual use. It provides redundant evidence storage; photos are stored remotely and accessible via a secure Web site while video files are stored locally on flash memory. Its ability to power itself makes it ideal for outdoor surveillance at remote sites such as utilities and construction areas.