Power Grids

Switchgear camera systems for power grids.

Switchgear Camera Systems

Visual Monitoring for Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), Hybrid Switchgear, Generator Circuit Breaker (GCB) and Generator.

All Substations GIS Hybrid Switchgear GCB Generator

For all substations GIS, Hybrid Switchgear, GCB, Generator, available network-dependent (digital) as well as network-independent (analog)

Safe solutions with specialized camera systems. Minimizing risk to  human operators is key! Our clients need to install appropriate cameras, fitted with adapters and LEDs, at all viewports in order to fully visualize the isolation gap. In every case, the foundation of Kappa’s solutions is an extremely compact robust camera, in a housing developed especially for adaptation to viewports, with client-defined mechanical interfaces and extremely shock and EMC resistant design as well as high temperature resistance. 


Minimizing risk to human operators

Minimizing risk to human operators is key.

Our specialized rugged cameras for safe monitoring provide visual assurance of positions and thus contribute to minimizing risks to personnel. With the field-proven camera systems for all substation viewports, medium- and high-voltage, in gas- and air-insulated. Kappa is your most experienced partner.


Your benefits at a glance: Extremely rugged design ♦ Maximum safety (e.g. IEC 61850) ♦ High integration capability ♦ Complete systems for your requirements ♦ Long-term availability & functional warranty over the life cycle of the higher level system

Switchgear Camera System

Camera fits into narrow spaces and obviates the need for personnel to access hard-to-reach spaces for a direct visual view.

Switchgear Software, viewer

Software (alienated) for switchgears

One centralized system | Software adapted to client’s needs | Matching and pre-installation ex works

Safe & Field-Proven

Rugged High-End Easy-to-Use
Cameras fit all viewports in gas- and air-insulated substations, for switches and breakers High quality standards Easy installation and operation: system configuration with preset cameras and installation plans
One for all client’s needs, for new substations and upgrading Proven in high voltage and medium-voltage use Optimally matched configuration on the basis of the individual substation´s specifications
Outstanding reliability Extremely resistant to shock and vibration  Software adapted to substation client´s needs
Precondition for insurance coverage in numerous countries CMOS sensor Labeled cameras matched with software mimic of the real system
Safety for the staff on site GigE Vision or analog Proven QA procedures, complete system set-up is thoroughly tested ex works
Verified live view with live image indicator Integrated high power white LEDs with low glare illuminate switches and breakers Easy operation, no room for user errors
Prevention of eye damage Reflection-free optic with variable field of view  
Accident prevention: no need for climbing on ladders  Indoor/outdoor, protection IP 65/NEMA 4X  
Safe installation, all is preset and matched Pluggable connector cable for very easy refit, no bending or twisting, minimum maintenance effort  
  Cable for long distance, single connector (PoE 300 ft or XLR 150 ft)  

Scalable for All Substations

Field-proven camera systems fit all substation viewports, on medium- and high-voltage, gas- and air-insulated switchgear, hybrid switchgear, GCB, and transformers. These state-of-the-art cameras are designed for network-dependent or network-independent solutions. Both solutions could be used for greenfield projects, retrofits or upgrades to maximize safety.

Switchgear camera systems for power grids: Portable video unit, digital GIS cam, analog camera

Switchgear camera systems

Network-independent solution | ANALOG CAMERA & PORTALBLE VIDEO UNIT

If a camera will be directly connected to a monitor without a network solution, we provide analog cameras for fixed and mobile use. The fixed camera installations are available with either a Portable Video Unit (PVU) with built-in battery and monitor, or an installed monitor affixed to your equipment. The mobile version is a ‘plug and play‘, on-demand solution (e.g. for technicians). For this purpose, we provide a PVU that includes up to three cameras and corresponding adapter/s for your application.

Interface: Video FBAS

"Camera for all gas- and air-insulated substations, but network-independent > Product Analog GIS Cam"

"Digital Camera for all gas- and air-insulated substations > Product GIS Cam"
"Portable unit for analog cameras > Portable Video Unit"


Network-dependent solution | DIGITAL CAMERA | Digital GIS Cam


Digital cameras can be networked to provide views from multiple switches or breakers in a substation so that an observer at a central location can select any view. Our digital cameras are available as an IP67 rated fixed installation of the camera or as a quick ‘plug and play‘ camera for on-demand viewing (e.g. for technicians). Fixed camera installations of 2 to 400+ cameras are available in user-programmable configurations, from stand-alone, to 24-port or 8-port switch applications.

Interface: Fast Ethernet, GigE Vision

"DIGITAL CAMERA for all gas- and air-insulated substations | Digital GIS Cam"

Your Expert

Sotirios Leventis

Sotirios Leventis

Tel.: +49.5508.974.124


Your Expert

Maurice Knapp

Kappa - The Americas

Tel.: +1.626.256.4343