Camera Cable Whip Guide

By John Scanlan, Published Oct 02, 2019, 11:02am EDT (Info+)

Cable whips are one of integrator's least favorite camera features but seem to be unavoidable, now commonplace on dome, turret, and bullet cameras from low end to high.

In this report we look at the four key reasons cable whips are so disliked and how to deal with them, covering:

  • Camera whip variants
  • Whip penetration hole size
  • Excess whip length
  • Backbox requirements
  • Whip genders
  • Whips advantages
  • Manufacturer differences - Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, more
  • Form factor differences

Cable **** ******: **** **. ******* ***

*** ***** ***** ***** * ****** with * ***** **** ******** ** a ****** **** ** ******* ******* card.

Different ***** **** ******

***** *** ***** *********** ****** ** cable ****, ***** **** ********* ** the ************ *** *****. ***** ********* styles **** ******* ***** *** ****** in ************:

  • ****** ******:**** ***** ** **** ***** ***** on *** **** ****** *** ** notably ****** **** ******, ********* ****** wall ************.
  • ***** ******:*** ***** ****** ***** ** ***** on **** *******, **** *** ** mid ***** ** **** ***, ***** with * ***** ** ******* ********* cap. *** ***** ********* ******** ******* wall *********** **** ******, *** ****** than * **** ****.
  • **** ****/****:***** **** **** ***** *** **** common **** ****** **********, *** ******* the ******** ***********. *******, **** **** either ** ******* ** * ****** cable *** ** ******* **** * terminated ****, **** ** ***** *** require **** *********** **** ******* ****** whips.

***** ********* ****** *** ***** ****:

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

* ***** ******** ** ********** **** made * **** *** *****, ** we ***** ** ********* *** ***** edition ** **** ******, *.*.:

*** **** *** ***** ***** **** to * **** ******:

  • ***** **** *******: ******* **** ***** ********* **** significantly **** **** ***** ******* *****.
  • ***** ******* ****:* ******* **** ********** ****** ****.
  • ***** ******* ****: ********** * ******* **** *** take **** **** (~** *******).
  • ********** *** ** *****: *** **** ********** *** **** end *****, *** ********** **** / space **** *** ****** *** ********* issue.

Four *** ********

***** ***** **** **** *** ****** compared ** ********** ******* **** ********** NICs:

  • ***** *********** ***** ********:******* ** *** ***** *********** ******** in *****/********, **** ***** ***** ******* 1"+ ***** ** *** ************* ****, making ********* **** ********* ** ********** chances ** ******** *********.
  • **** *** ***** ********:* **** *** *** ** ********* when ***** ***** ** ******* ***** connections ** ** **** **** ********** on *** ******** ** *********. **** adds ********** *** **** *** *** reduce **********, ******* *** ******* ******* of *** ******.
  • ****** **** ******:********** **** **** * ******** *** extra **** ******* ** ***** ** ceilings, ****** ******* **** ******** ***** on *****/***** **, ***** ***** ****** to ** *** ** ******.
  • **** ****** ******:*******, **** ****** ****** ** ************ and ** **** ***** *****, ***** may ***** ********** ********** *** ** installation ** **** *** **** ** working **** ******* *************' *******.

Cable **** ****** ************

** *** ***** ***** ** ******* the *** ******* ****** ** ********** cameras **** *****: ***** ****** *********** holes *** ***** *********, ******* *** differences *** ****** ** ****. ****, we *********** * ****** **** ********** NIC (** ***** ****) ** **** the *********** ** ************ *** **********.

Problem *: ***** *********** ***** ********

*** ***** *** **** ****** ***** in ***** ***** ** *** **** of ****/******* ************ ******** ** *** connectors *******. *** ** ***** ****** flaws **** ***** **** ***** **** to ** ** ***** ** * 1/4" — * */*", ******** ** the ****** **** ****** *** **** a *** ***** ** **** ******* which ** ******** */*" ** */*".

**** ***** *** ****** **** *********** and *** ****** **** ******* **** connections. *********** *** ****** **** ** that **** ***** *** ****** ****** round **** *** ***** ** * drilled *********** **** **** **** **** to **** *******.

***** *** **** **** ** ******* by *** ******, *** ****** **** increases *** ******* ** ******** ********* through *** ***********, ******* ****** ** finishes.

**** ***** ************ **** *****:

Problem #*: ******* ******** ******

** **** *****, * **** *** is ****** ** ********* **** ***** a ***** **** ** ******* ***** connections **** *** ******** ** **** unintentional ** ********* *************.

**** ********** ****** **** ***** ***** back **** *** ****, ***** *** work ** **** *********, *** **** may ****** ******* ** ***** ******, fasteners, *****, ***., ** *** **** when ********** ** **** *** ***** back *** *** *******.

************, *** ***** ******* ***** ********* reduces ********** ** ** **** ** the ******* ******* ** *** ******, and *** **** ** **** ***** to ****** ** **'* **** ****** gripped *** ** *** ***** ****.

*** ***** ***** ***** *** ********** in ****** *** ********** ******* * camera ***** * **** **** * required ******* *** ******** (****), ****** one ***** ********** *** ********* **** the ****** (*****).

Problem #*: ****** ***** **** ******

***** ***** *** ** *********** ****, 3' ** ****** ** **** *****, which *** **** ******** ****** ***** difficult. **** * ******* **" **** may ******* * **** *** ** be ********* ** ***** ***** ** dress/manage *****, ** ******* ** ******* which *** ****** ********** ** *****, with *** ***** ********* ********.

**** ****** ****** ** **** *****, simply *** ** *** ** *** tile, ***** *****, ***** ** *** best ******** *** *** ** ********** by ********/ **********.

***** **** ****** *** ********* ** average, *** **-** ****** ** ***** fairly ******.

Problem *: **** ****** ******

**** ********** ******* **** *****, ********** should ******* **** ******** ** ****** prior ** ************. ******* **** ****** may ** ****** **** ** ******, techs *** **** ** ***** * variety ** **********, ** ***** **** to ******* **** *** ************ ***** uses ****** ***** *** **** ********** without * ******* ** **** **** installing * ****** **** * **** whip.

Whip *******: ****** ****** ********

***** ***** *** ******* ************* ** cable *****, ***** ** *** *** benefit: ***** * **** ****** ************* to **** ******* ** *** *******, with ** ****-********** ******** ***********, ***** increases *** ********** **** ******* ***** remain ******** ******. **** ******* ******* have ******* ***** ************** ****** ** *****, ***** *** ***** ******** *********** and***** ****** *******.

Form ****** ***********

***** *** **** ***** **** ** outdoor ****** *** **** *******. *******, some ****** ****** *** *** ****, as ****, *** **** ******* *** domes *** *** *** **** ** all.

Manufacturer ***********

************, **** ***** ****** ****** ******* manufacturers. ** *******, **** *** ****** do *** *** ***** *****, **** even **** ******** ******* ***** *****-** connectors ******* ** *****. **** ********** used **** ***** ***** ** ***** original *** ****** ****** (**** *** ******** ********), *** *** ***** ******* **** on*** *** ********* ******.

** ********, *********, *****, *** ****** use ***** ***** ** **** ***** lens *******, **** ** *** ******* dome, ******, *** ****** ****** ***** here:

*******, *********'* ******* ********* ****** ******* a *****-** *** ******* ** *** cable **** (*.*., *****-***********-*******-*********-****).

Comments (1)

For outdoor installations, is it appropriate to use dielectric grease at connection points to keep moisture out?

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