BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

By IPVM Team, Published Feb 11, 2020, 10:38am EST

Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your surveillance installation?

In this note we look at this question, key things to know, and other areas they cover. Specifically we explain:

  • The TDMM
  • Standards vs. Codes
  • Modular Plugs
  • Terminating to Patch Panel
  • Testing Cables
  • Cable Labeling
  • Cable Supports
  • Firestops
  • Telecommunications Rooms
  • Grounding / Bonding
  • Power Distribution
  • The RCDD Credential

BICSI ********

***** (******** ******** ********** Service *************) ** * standards-making **** ******* ** IT *** ******* **********, such ** **** ******, security, *****-******, *** ****. They *** **** ***** for ********** *** ******* which *********** ***** ** the ** ***** ********* of *** ******* ********:

***** ********* ***** *******, as ****, ******** ********** safety *** ********, **** centers, ******* **********, *** more, *** **** *** generally *** ******** ** much ** *** *****.

***** ******* *** *** cheap. ***** ***** *** TDMM*** $*** *** ($*** for *******) ******. *** ****** ** less *********, *** *****$*** ($*** *** *******).

Standards, *** *****

**** **** ********** ** ***, ***** ********* *********, not *****. **** ***** that ***** *** ******** they ******* ** ***** viewed ** **** ********, building ********** *** ***** code ********* ** *** require ******* ** ** installed ** *********, *** do *** ***** ***** for ******** *********.

*** **** ****** **** BICSI ********* *** **** is ** ***** ************ projects, ***** *** **** covers **** ********** ** ** *** CSI ****. ***** ******** ** contained ********** **, ****** ********* *** it **** ** ** accordance **** **. ***** projects *** ********* (*** not ******) *** ********, with ******* **** *** part ** * **** larger *******.

******* ** ************, ** departments ** ***** ********** (corporate, ******, **********, ***.) are ********* **** ********* with ***** ********* ** they **** **** **** network ************** ** ******* and ******** **** ******* facilities. ********* ** ********* (especially *******, ********, ********, etc.) ***** ** **** upkeep *** **** ******** and ********* ***** ******. Since ******** *********** *** typical ** ***** **********, installing ******** ******* **** the ****** ** ***** may ******* **** ** confusion ** ** **** cable ** **** *** what, ***** ** ****, etc.

Key *****

****** ********* *** ************ or ****** ******* ********* make ** **** * small ********** ** *** overall *******, *** *** often ***** ********** (** not ** ** ************). However, ************ ************* ****** know ****** ** ******** install ****** ** **** follow *** **** ********* as *** **** ** the ********. **** ** buildings ***** *** ***** is *** ********* **** standards, ********** ****** ******** may ******** ************ *** troubleshooting ****, *** ******* a **** ************ **********.

***** *** **** *** points ******** ** ************ from *** **** *** ITSIMM:

Modular ***** *** **

*** ** *** ******* debates ** *** ***** crowd ** ****** ***** was ******* ********** * cable ** * ****** with * ******* **** (instead ** * **** and ***** ****) *** acceptable. **** ******** *** technically ******* *********, ***** required * ********* **** (the ******* ** ***** installed ** *** *****/******* of * ********) ** terminate ** * **** at **** ****, *** be ********* ** ********* via ***** *****. ****** this *** *** ******* purposes, ** ***** ************* equipment *** ********** ** use **** ***** ***** required ***** ** *********.

*******, ** *** **** 2-3 *****, ****** ** the *** ********, ***** has ******** *** *** of ******* *****, ******** to ** *** "****** attach" ******, ******** * "modified ********* ****", **** the ***** ***** **** terminating ** * ****, but *** ****** *** terminated **** * ****.

******* ******* **** ******** different ******** ** ******* for **** ******. **** that ********** **** ** careful ** *** ******** (5e/6, ***.) ***** *** plugs **** ***** **** method. ***** *********** ** a ******* **** ** acceptable ** *** ****** end, ****** *** ******** to ** ********** ** a ***** ***** ** the **** ***. **** may *** ** ********** with * **** *** connected ******** ** * switch, * ****** ******** in **** ***** ************ deployments.

*** **** ** **** debate, *** ***:********** ******* *** ***** Surveillance******.

Cable *******

** **** *****, ******** integrators ** *** ******* and ******** ***** ***** they *******. *******, ** BICSI *********, **** ** required. * ****** ** each *****'* **** *********** (wiremap, *********, ***.) ** recorded ** *** ****** and **** *** ************, typically **************. ***** **** standards, **** ******* *** also ******* ******** ** cable/component ************ ********.

***** ********** ** **** information ****** ***** *** our******* ***** ******* *****.

Labeling

**** ****** ****** ** a *********-********* ************, ******** installers ****** ****** *** labeling ****** ** *****. Typically **** ******** *********** for ***** ****, ****, patch *****, *** **** a ***** ********** **. Labeling ** * *** topic ** ***** ******,**** *** *** *********, *** ***** ******* can ** ****** *******.

*** **** *********** ****** check ***** ****** ***** ******** Guide.

Cable ********

********* ******* **** ****** should ** ********* ***** 48-60 ****** ** ********* in ***** **** ** conduit. ***********, ***** ** to ** ******, **** placed **** ******** (****** onto **** ** **** J-hooks), *** **** ** rarely **** ** ******** as ******* ************ **** it ***********.

Maintain ************

**** ****** ****** ** an ******** (** ***) installation, ***** ****** ** careful ** ****** *** firestopped ******** **** *** have *********, ** ***** firestop ** *** **** created. ******* *** *** our***** ************ ***************** *** **** *********** on *******.

Other ***** *******

***** **** *** ********* areas *****, *** **** covers **** ************** ****** which *** ** ** interest ** ****, *** most ********** *** ********* do *** **** ** know ** ****, *********:

Telecommunications *****

*** **** ******** ** entire ******* ** ********** for *** ****************** ***** (TCs, ****, ****, ***, etc.) ****** ** *******, sized, *** **** ***. This ******* *** ** of ******** ** ******** designers ** ***** *** equipment *** *** ** considered ** *** ******** designer, ******* ** ******** rack *****, **** ** servers ** ****, ** especially ****-******* ****** ******* or ********* ********* ********* or ***** ********.

*********/*******

*** **** ********* *** use ** ********** ****************** *********/******* **************, ********** ** * dedicated ********* ******** *** to **** ****************** ****, terminated ** * ********* busbar (***). ********* *** racks *** **** ********* to **** ****** *** proper ******. ******** ********* requiring * ****** (***** needed ** ****** ******* for ****** *********) ****** connect ** **** ******.

Power ************

*******, ******* ******* ****** power ************, ********* ***** conditioning *** **********, ** well ** *** *******. It **** *** ************ warrant *** *** ** either ********** ** *** systems, *** ***** ********** on ********* *** ******. If ******** ******* *** equipment *** ***** ***** to ** ******** *** or ***** ******, ********* should ******* **** *** owner, *** ** ******* new ********* **** *** overload ******** ******** ** reduce ****** ***** ********.

The **** **********

*** **** ** *****'* design **********, ********* ******* by ***** ******** ***** design *** *********** ** network ************** ** * regular (** *** *****) basis.

******* ** **** *** TDMM ** *** ********* material, ** *** ***** ******** ** **** (over **** *****), **** work ********** ************ *** references ********, *** * closed **** ********* ****.

*** *** **** ******** of ********* ** *** security ********, *** **** is ***********. **** ** the ******** ******* ** general ** ******* *** other ************** *** *** regularly ****.

No ******** **********

***** ********** ******* * security **********, *** (********** Safety *** ********), ***** on * ******** ****** manual. *******, ** *** not ****** ********* ** required *** ** *** retired ** *** *** of ****. **** ******** from *** *** ****** Reference ****** ** ************ ** * ******** standard*** ******** ** * chapter ** *** **** TDMM.

Comments (5)

*******, ****. *** *** the ****.

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*************, ******* ******* ** *** TDMM*** ******** * *** weeks ***. *** *** edition (** ** ******* to ***** ************/******** *******) does *** ************* ******, but ** ******* ******** are *********/******* ** ********** BISCI ********* ***********, ** will ****** ****.

*** *******, ***** ** a *** **** ******* portion ** *** **** we *** *********, *** the **** ******* '******* up' ** ******** ******** rather **** ******* *******.

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*** **** ********** ****** was ** ***** ****** exposure ** ***** *** this ******* *** * great *********. ***** ***!

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****, ** ******** ********* > **** ********* **** can ****** **** ***** way *** ** *** MPOE.

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******* ** ** *** early ******** ***** ** critical ** *** **** to **** **** ******** equipment. ** *** ****** thinks ***** ******** ************.

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