Winter Ready Mobile Security Trailer

Learn how to have a winter ready Mobile Security Trailer with these tips from ESI Fire & Security. Keep your mobile security trailer up and running in the winter months and ready for peak performance during the coldest days of the year.


Winter brings not only chilly temperatures but also unique challenges for maintaining the effectiveness of security and surveillance systems. As a proud owner of an ESI Fire & Security Mobile Security Trailer, it’s crucial to ensure your investment remains robust even in the harshest winter conditions. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the essential steps to prepare your security trailer for winter, with a focus on maintaining optimal functionality and performance.

1. Inspect and Protect Surveillance Equipment

Winter elements can be harsh on electronic components. Begin by inspecting all cameras, sensors, and communication devices on your security trailer. Look for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage. Clean lenses and covers, and consider applying a protective coating to guard against snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Waterproof casings and lens heaters are also valuable additions to prevent frost and condensation. According to a report by Security Industry Association, surveillance downtime increases by 22% during winter due to weather-related issues.

2. Ensure Power Supply Reliability

Winter storms can lead to power outages, potentially leaving your security trailer vulnerable. Verify the integrity of your power supply system, including batteries, solar panels, and backup generators. 

3. Cold-Weather Lubrication for Moving Parts

Low temperatures can affect the lubrication of moving parts, potentially causing damage or reduced functionality. Apply cold-weather lubricants to hinges, motors, and other moving components. Regularly check and lubricate these parts throughout the winter to prevent freezing and ensure smooth operation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that surveillance system malfunctions account for a 15% increase in property crimes during winter months.

4. Implement Remote Monitoring and Management

Winter weather can make on-site visits challenging. Implement a robust remote monitoring and management system to keep an eye on your security trailer from the comfort of your location. This allows for real-time response to issues, minimizing downtime and enhancing overall security.

5. Keep Solar Panels Clear of Snow

Take a proactive approach by ensuring you clear any snow from the surface of your solar panels. Snow accumulation on solar panels can hinder their ability to capture sunlight effectively. If your panels become buried under a layer of snow, make sure to sweep them off to remove the snow. This not only clears the panels but also enhances their efficiency.

6. Adjust the Angles

Your solar panels may need to be adjusted to capture more light. Contact your representative and have them do a winter check and make adjustments as needed.


By proactively addressing these winterization steps, you ensure that your ESI Fire & Security Mobile Security Trailer operates at peak performance throughout the winter months. Don’t let the cold compromise the security of your assets—stay ahead with these preparations. Remember, a well-maintained security system is not only a deterrent to potential threats but also a reliable guardian, especially when winter challenges arise.

ESI Fire & Security Protection is one of three Honeywell Platinum dealers in Texas and is backed by over 20 years of industry experience. We provide complete security and fire protection services, including Mobile Security Trailers, for businesses, organizations, government buildings, and restaurants throughout Texas and surrounding areas. Contact us today to see how ESI Fire & Security can help secure your organization.

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