BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 19, 2015

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

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Labeling

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