IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

By: John Scanlan, Published on Aug 29, 2018

IPVM is preparing the industry's first Video Surveillance Installation book and our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course.

We have already released installation training on:

Now, this guide teaches how to install network cabling for IP cameras, including:

  • Estimating cable run length (with video tutorial)
  • Accounting for vertical length
  • Tracking cable remaining (with video tutorial)
  • Selecting a staging location (with video tutorial)
  • The importance of labeling
  • Basics of using push rods (with video tutorial)
  • Fishing walls/dropping cables (with video tutorial)

Our next installation guide will continue with cable installation, focusing on terminating network cables for IP cameras.

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Staging *****

*** ** *** ******* mistakes **** ****** *** cables *** **** ****** is ******* ** ******** stage ******, ****** ***** more *********, ****** ***** cost *** ********** *** likelihood ** ****** ***** pulled ***** ** *******.

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Label *** ******

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Use ****** **** ** *** ******

*** ** *** **** common ***** *** ******* cables ** ****** **** commonly ****** **** ******, push ****, ** **** sticks. ****** **** **** the ***** **** **** hand ***** ******** **** enable *** ********* ** span ******** **** ~*' and ** ** **** 30' ** * ****.

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Push *** ***********

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Vertical ****

*** ******** ******* ** cable ************ *** **** the ******* ***** ** typically **** ***** * 10' ******* ** *** entire ****, ******* ******* a ***** ** ** down * **** *** easily ** *** **** challenging ****, **** **** like **** *******, *********, various ********** ***** ***** must ** *******.

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*******, ********** **** ********* *********** ********** ****** *** discussed ****, ********* ***** management, ***** ****** ******, floorplan *************, *** ****.

Comments (14)

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