Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 30, 2015

In this 14 page guide, we teach the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks.

Specifically, we examine:

  • Cat 5e vs. Cat 6a vs Cat 7a Basics
  • Why More Than Cat 5e is Often Unnecessary for Video
  • STP vs. UTP Overview
  • When You Should Use STP
  • Solid vs. Stranded vs. CCA
  • Wiremapping
  • Cable Identification
  • Service Detection
  • PoE Detection
  • Cable Labeling
  • Using Cable Trays & Hooks
  • Importance of Cable Jackets
  • Why Drawing Maps Is Vital
  • Avoiding Excessive Service Loops
  • Installation Specifications
  • Crosstalk Defined
  • Propagation Delay
  • Cable Verifiers
  • Cable Qualifiers
  • Cable Certifiers
  • Choosing Between Verifiers, Qualifiers and Certifiers

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***** **** *** ******** ***************, ***** *** * ****** ** other ********** ***** ***** ****** *** ****** ***, **** ** crosstalk (************ ******* **********), *********** (****** **** *** ** ********), and ****** **** (**** ** ****** ***** *** ** ********* signal). *** ** *** *** ** **** *** ****** *** performance ********** *** ** ** ***, *********** *** ****** ************ rejection. ***** *******, ******** **** ********* *********, *** **** ***** higher-rated ****** ** ******* ******.

Do * **** *** ** ** *** **?

***** ** *** ***** ***********, *** ******** **** ******* ******* surveillance ************ **** **** ***** *********** ******** ** *** ** or *** **? **. ** ******* ** *** **** ******* Ethernet ***********, *** *** ** ** **** **** ****** *** connecting ******* ** ********.

** *** ***** ****, **** ** ************* **** ************ ** Cat6a *** ***** ****** **************, **** *** ****** ******** *** for ******* **** ************. **** ** ** ******* ** *** require *** ***** ************ ** *** **, **** *************** *** require *** ***** ************ ******* ** *** ***** ** ****.

***** *** ** ** *** ** **** **** *********, *******, is ** ********* ***** *** ** **** ********* ************. ***** include "*****" ********** **** * *** ** ** ** *************** interference, ***** *** ****** ************ ******. **** ************ **** ********** impact ***** ***********, ** ********** ********* ** *********** *********. *******, if * ***** ****** (***+) ** ****** *** ** ********* in *** **** ****, **** ** * ***** ****, ****** coupling *** *****.

*** ** *** *** **'* ******** *********** ****** **** ** reject ************ **** ***** ******* ******* ****** **** *** **. Additionally, **** ****** ***** *** **** ******** *** ** ********* bandwidth. **** ***** **** ***** *** *********** *** ** ********** due ** *** ** *** ***** *******, ** *** * better ****** ** *********** * ****** ***** ** *********** ***** Cat ** ***** ***. ************* ********* *********** *** **** ** blocking *** ******** ** *****, ** **** ***** ***** ****.

STP **. *** ********

* ***** ******** ********** ******* *** *** ***, ** '********** twisted ****' ******* ******* *** ******* ***********. *** ***** ****** the ********** ******** ********* *********** **** ***** ** ***:

'*********' ****** *** ** ******** **** '***** *********' ***** * single ***** ** ******** **** ** **** ****** *** ****** bundle ** *****. ***** *** ******** ** ************ **** ***** versus ***** **** *** ****** ****** ****** **** ** *** same ********, **** *** *** ********** ** *** ***** *** result ** ********* ***********.

*** ****** ************ *** ******** ******* **** *****, '***', ** sometimes ***** ** '*/***' ** '**********/****-******** ******* ****'. ** ******* standards ******* *** *** ******* **** ****, ******* ******** ******* to ****-*** **** ****** ************ **** ****** ******* ** *** nomenclature. *******, *** **** ************ ***** ************ '***' ** **** widely ****.

Electrical ************: ***** ******

** *** ***** ************ *****, *** ******** ** ***** ** cameras *** ****, **** ****** ********* ** *** ******* ** between. **** ***** ******* ******** *****, ** *** ** * frustrating ******** ** **** ****** *** ***** ********, **** ** discover ******** *** ***** *******. *******, ****** * **** **** at ******* *** ******* ********* ******. **** *** ******* ** the ***** *****:

********** ************ ** *** ******* ****** ***** **** **** ** problem. *** **** **** *** ***** ******** ******** **** *******, but ** **** *** ******* *** ******** ********* '*****'. * jacketed ***** *** ***** ** ** '**-*** *******' ***** ********* why ***** ********* ** ********* ********.

*** ***** ****: "***'** **** ** ****** ** **** ******* link." **** ********* ******* ** ***** ********, ***** *** *********** of *****-***** ******* *** ***** ********* *** ** ****** ** shoddy ******* ******.

Physical ***********

*** ********* **** ********** *** ******** *********** ******* *** *** STP.

  • ******** **** ******:* **** ***** ** ****, ******** ********, ********* **** *****. This ***** ** ***** ****** *** '*****', *** **** ** properly **********. ******* ** ********** ****** *** ***** *** ******* the ******** **** *** ******** ** ********.
  • ******* ******:*** ***** ****** ** **** ******** *** ****** *** ******** to *** ***** ******. ** * ******, * ******* ******* insulating ****** ** ******, ***** **** ********. *******, *** ** heavier *** ******* ******** ** ***, *** *** ** **** difficult ** ******* ** * ******.
  • *****, **** ******, *** ***********:********* ** *** ***** ************ *** ***** ** ***, ***** features *** ** ******* *** ******** ***** ** *** *******. This ******** ******* ******* '****' ******, ******* ** *** ********* the ******, *** ********** ********** ********* *****.

Functional ***********

***** ********** ******** ******** ******* *** **** ********** **** *** does *** *******.

  • *** **********:*** ******* ********* ** ********* ** ********** **** **************************** ************, ** ***. ******* **** **** ** ************ *******, *** ability *** ******* ************ ** ******** *** ***** **** *** cable ** ************* ********* ** **********.
  • ******** **** *****: ************ *** ** * '***-*** ******' ** **** ********** cabling ** * ****** ****** ** ************. ** **** ************, like ********* ******* ******* ** *************, ****** ******** ******* *** be * ************ ******* *** ************. *****, *** ******** ** pair ********* ********* ** ********** **** *******.
  • ****** ************ *****: **** ******* ******* **** *** ********* ** ***** ********* the ********* ************ ** ******** *******. *******, ***** ****** ****** be *** **** **** *******. *** ***** *********** ** ************ rate *** ****** **** ***** ** *** ******* '********' ** cable ***** ****** *********** ****** **** *** ********* ** ***. In *** ****, *** ********** ******** ** ************ ****** **** also ** ********* ** *** *********** **********. ************ ****** *** only ** **** ** ***** ** *** * ************ *** rated, ***** ********* *** ****** ** **** *****.

Cost **********

***** *** **** ******* $** ** $** *** ****** ******** to *** *******, ******** ***** **** ** *** ****, ***** on *** ***** ***** ~**% **** **** *** *** ********* on *** **** ********** ***** ** ****** ******* ** ****** for *** ******, ******* *** **** ***** ***.

Where ****** *** ** ****?

*** ****** ******: ******** ************ ***** ** * *******. ***** that ***** ** ****** ******, **** *** **** ****** ******* of ************ **** ****** ******* *****:

  • ******** ** **** ******* ******:***** ****** *** ********* **** **** ************ **** **** *** parallel ** **** *****. **** ****** *** * ********* ******** apart ****** * ******** ******* *** ** * ****** ** video ************. ***** ** **** ************* ****** *** **** ** use *** ** **** ********* *** *****, **** ********* ** data ********** ****** ****** **** *** **** ******* ******* *** same *******, ********** ** *** ** ** ********* ***** ** *******, **** ** *** ***** *** *****.
  • **** ********* *******:**** ******* *** **** ****** ***************** ******** **** ******** ******, power ************, ******** *****, ** ********* *** ********* *********** ***. These ******* *** ************* ** ***** '*********' **********, ** ***** ******** ** ******** ****** *** *********. Devices **** **** *********, *********** ****, **** ********, ********** **********, and ********** ********* *** ******** ****** ************ ** ******* ***** quality.
  • *** *******/****** *******:****** *** ******* ************* ****** ******* **** ************. ***** * token ******* *** *** ** *********** ****** ** ** * problem, ******** **** **** **** **** ******* ********* ** ************ should ** *** ***** *** ** ********* ********.
  • *********** ***** ********:*** ** *** ******* ******* ** *** *** ***** ****** light ********. ***** *** ****** ********** ** ******** ****** ******* directly ******** ** ***** ******** ** ******** **** ********, ** cabling ****** ** *** ** ****** ***** *****, ** ****** be *** ***** *** *****.

Practical ***

** *** **********, *** **** ******** ** *** ************ ******** cabling *** **** *** ***** ***, *** ** **** ** significant ****** ** ******. ** **** ** *** ******** ***** to ***** *** ******** *** ** ****, *** * *********** majority ***** ***** "******" ** "*****". ***** ********** ******** **** appropriate ****** ** ************ ************ ** ********** *** ********** ****** "**** *********", ** ** **** *********** ** ******* ** ***** ******* design?

When ** ***** *** *********?

******** ***** **** ************** ******** ******** *** ** *** ********* for ******* ******* *** ************ **********:

"*** ************** ** ** ****** ** *** ******* ***** ** demanding ********** ************. ******** ** ********* ****** ************ *** ***** the ******* ***** ** ******* ** ******** **** ********** ***** supply ****** ** ***** ***** ********* ***** **** ** ****** or ********** *** ** ***** ******** ** *** ****** ** its *****.It ** **** ********* to use an STP cable where the camera is used outdoors or where the network cable is routed outdoors."

**** ** * **** ********* ***** ****~**% ** *** ******* *** ********* *******. ********* ****' ************** *** *** ***** * *********** ******** in ******* ******* **** *** ** ** ****** ******** ******** to ****** ******** *****.

******, *** ********** ********* **** *** *********** *********** ** ***. The ******** *** ** *** ** ***** ******** ** *** in *** '**** ****' ***** ********** *****, ** ***** *****-********* switches *** ******** ******* ** *** ********.

Solid **. ******** **. ***

*** ***** ** ******* ******, ********* ** *** ****** *** conductor ** ***********. *** ******** ** *** ********* ****** ** commonly ****** ** ********, **** ******** ********* ** * *******, lighter, *** **** ********** **** ****.

********* ****** ****** *** ****** **********, *** *** ******* *** more ******. ******* ** *** ****, ***** ***** ********** ** often ******** ** '********' *********, ***** ** ******** ** ******** 'threads' ** ****** ***** ******* ******** **** * ****** *********.

*******, *** ****** ***** ******* ** ****** *********** ** **********, with ***** ********** ***** ****** **** ******** *****.

*** *********** ******* ***** ** ******** ** ***** **** ********** when ****** ******* *** ****** *** ** ****** ****** ******** conductor, ****** '***' *****. ***** *** ***** ********* ** *** cabling *******, ** *** ** * *** *********** **********:

  1. *** ********* *** **** ******* *** ***** ** ***** ****** pulling.
  2. *** *** ****** ********** **** ******, ***** ******* ** **** aggressive ******* ***** *** ********* ****, * *********** *** ******* when ***** ***.
  3. *** ******** **** *******, ********* ** ********* ********** *** ******** performance.
  4. *** ********* *** ****** *********** ***** *** ******** ***** ** video *********.

Top * ***** ************ ****

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

*.***** *** ******: *** ** *** **** ****** ********** **** ******* ***** is ********** ******. ** ** ********** ******* ** ******** ******** **** ***************, ** ******* *** * *** ******* ** ***** ** labeling ****** *** **** ********* ** ******* ** *************** **** later. ****** *** ******* ** ******* ********* *** ******** ***** a ****** ** ***** *** ***** ** ** ********* ** a ****** **** ***** **** ** *********** ******* '**** & peck' ********** *******.

*.*** ***** *****/*****/******:***** ******* ***** **** ******** ** ***** ******* **** * way ** ******** ******** ******* ****** **** ****. ********* * ceiling **** **** ****** ** *****, *** ****** *** **** get *********. ** ******* * ***** *****, *** ******** ***** of *** ******* ** *** ** ******* ****** ******* **** simply **** ***** *** ******* ** ** ********. **** ***** substantial ********* *** **-********* ** *****, *** ****** *** ******** with ****** ******* *** ********* ***** ****. *** ****** ***** show ******** ** ***** *** ***** ** ***:

*.****** ***** ** *********:***** * ******** ***** ** ****** ****** ****** ** * certain ****** *** ** *********. ** ******* * *****, **** colors *** **** *** ** * ****** *******. ******* **** a ***** ******, **** **** *** ******** ** ** *********** standard, **** **** ********* '************* *********' ** ******* ******** **** networks ** ***-******* ******* ********.

******* '****' *** '****' ******** ****** *** *** **** ****** datacomm ******, *** '***' ** ******** *** **** ****** ************, the **** '******** *****' ****** *** ***** ************ ********* ** most ************ *** ******, *******, *******, *** *******. ******* **** non-standard ***** ******* *** ********* ** ****** ****, *** *** only ******* ** ***** **** **** *** ***** ****.

*.**** * ***: *** **** ** ******* * *** ** ***** **** and ***** ********** ********* *** ************ ***********, ** **** *** be ********** ** ***** ******** **** ***** ******* *******. ** the ******** ** ******* ** *******, ** *** ****** **** seen ** '*** ********' ** **** '*** ** *******'. *******, a *** ** **** *** *** **'* ****** ******** ** a ***** **** ***** ** **** ** ****** *** ******* identifiable ** **** ** * ******** ******. ******** **** *** information ** ******** ** ***** **** ******** ****, *** ***** time **** ** ********* **** ******* *** ******** ** ***** of *******, *** *** **** ** *******.

*** ***** ********** **-***** ** **** ******* ** ******/************ ******* work, ******* ** *** ***** ******** ** ******* ***** **** (see *** '******* *** ************' ******), ** **** *** ****** ** ************ **** ******** print ****. *******, *** ********** *** ********** *** *******, * program **** ***** (*** *** '***** *** ************' ******) ** ****** ** ******** *** ***.

*.***'* *** ********* ******* *****: *** ** *** **** ******, *** ********** *****, ****** of *********** ** ** *** *** ********* ******* ** ***** as '******* *****' ** *** *** ** ***** ****. ******* loops ****** ******* * *** **** ** ***** ******* ** cover *** ********** ****** ***** ** ******* **** ********. *******, coiling ** ****** ** ***** **** ** *** *** ** runs '**** ** ****' ********** ****** **** *** ******* *******.

*** ******* *****, ***** ********* ********* ** ** *** **** and ** ** *** ****** ** ******. **** **** ** says *********. ** ** *********** ***** ***********, *** ********* ***** are ***********.

*** *********** ****** ** **** ************ *** ******** **** ***** encouraged ** ******* ******* ***** *** ****** *** ********* ******* the ***** ***** *** ******* ** *** ******. ***** '**** enough' ***** ******* *** ****** ** ***** ** ************, **** neatly ** ***** ******, *** **** *********.

Installation **************

***** ** '*********' **** ** **** ****** *** ******* *****, BICSI ************ * ****** ** '**** ********' ********* ****** *** ************. **********, **** ************ ************** *** ********* in * *** ** ***** ** ****, * ***** *********** number ** *****. ***** ********* ****** *** ************ **** ** to ** ********,*** ****** *********** ********* *** * **** ***** as **** ** * ******* *******. ***** *** ******** ***** specs ***:

  • ****/***** ***-****, ******** *** ****************** ******* *** ********* ******** *** Installation ******* *** ********** *********
  • ***** ***-****, **** ****** ****** *** ************** **** *********
  • ****/***** ***-****, *********** ********* ******* ****** ******** *** *-** *********** Institutions
  • ****/****/***** ***-****, ******** *** ********** ********** ******** ****************** *******
  • ********** ****** *** ******** ****** ********* ****** (******)
  • ****************** ************ ******* ****** (****)

**** ** ******** ** *** ********** ***** **** **** ******* to *** ** **** ** *** **** ******, ** ** in *** *********'* **** ******** ** **** *** ********** ** heart ** ***** ** **** *** '**********' ** ***.

Cable *******

****** ***** ************ ** *** ** *******-**** ************ *******.

*******, ******* ** ***** ** ************, **** ******** **** ********** when ******* **** ********, ********* ** ********* ***************, ** **** worse, **************. ******, *********** ******* *** *********, ***** *** ****** prevent ***** ****** ******* ****** *********** ******* ****.

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

*********, ********** *** ********** *** *** * **** **** **** types ** ****** ****:

  • ********** *** *** **** ** *** ***** ** **** ** EIA/TIA568B *********, ***** ******* ************ ******** *** *********** ********** **** performance. **** ******** ** **** ***** ** ~$**,***, * ** 5x ** * ********.
  • ********** ******* * ******** ********* **** *** ** *** *********-*********, aiming ********* ** **** * '**** *****' **** ** * lower ***** **** **********.
  • ********* ******* **** ***** ***** ******* **** ****** ****** **** as *********, ****, *** ****. ***** **** ****** ** **** the ******* ***, ** *** *** ********, ** **** * few ******* *******.

*** **** ** ***** *********** **** ********** ***** ******* *****

Cable *********

***** ********* ******* *** **** ****** ***** ****** ** ****** basic ***** ***********, ****** ***** ******** *** ********* **** ** manufacturer. ********* ******* ** *** ******** **** **** ******, *** one ** **** ****** *****, ******* **** *** *** *** of *** ***** ** ** ******. **** **** ***** ******* of **** ****** *** * *********.

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

  • *******:******* ********** ******* *** ** ********** *********, **** *** ******* pairs ** *** ***** ***** ** *** *********, ********* *****/*** ****/*. **** *** ** ********* ***********, *** **** ** *******. Graphical ******* ** **** ******* ** *** *** *** *************, as ** ******** ******* ***** **** *** *** *****, *** how **** *** *******. ** *** **** ** **** ******, it ****** ***** ******* ***** *** *** ****** ******* ****** and ****** *********.
  • ******/******** ** *****:*** ******** ********** *** ****** ** ***** ** ********** *** be **** *** **** *** ****** ****. **** ******** **** shows *** ******** ** ***** ******, **** ** ****** *** shorts, ** ******* *** ** **** **** ******.
  • ***** **************:**** ****** **** *** * ****** **********, ** **** ***** may ******* ** ******** ****** ** ***** ** ****, *** use *** ******** **** ** ****** ****. **** *** ***** troubleshooting ** ****** *** ******** ** **********, ******* ** ****** to ***** * ****** ***** ** * ****.
  • ******* *********:**** ****** ********* *** ****** *** *** ** ********, ***, or **** ********* ** * *****, *** ***** ***** *** used. ***** **** **** *** ****** ****** *********, ** **** show ******* * ***** ** ******* **** * ****** ** cross-connected ** * ***** ****.

********* ********* ** *** **** *** ***** **** *******, * feature ******** ***** ** ********** *** **********, ****** **** ********** are *********, **** ** *** ********************.

**** ***** ***** ******* *** *** ** * ******* ********.

******* *******

***** ********* ***** ** ***** **** ***** $***-*** ***, **** cost ********* ****** ** ******* **. *** *******, ******* ****, and ****** ** *********.

***** **** ****** **** ** *** ***** *** ** (~$*** ******) ******* * ******* ******* *** ******* ********** ** ******* compared ** *** ********* ******* ** **** ********* ******. **** fully ******** ******* **** ** ******** ************(~$*** ******) *** ************ ******** (~$***), ***** * ****** ********* ******* *******, ** *** ******* to **** **** *******.

**********

********** *** **** ********** *********, *** *** *** ********* ********** and ******* ** *********, ****** **** *** ****** ****** ******* verifiers *** **********.

*** ****** ********* ******* *** *******, ******, ************** *** ******* detection ** *********, *** *** ********* **** **:

  • ******* *******:******* ** ****** ********* ******** ******* ** * *****, ********** runs ****** ***** ** ***** ***** ********* *** ***** ****** and ******** ******* ** **** ******* **/***, ***, ***. ***** tests ********* ******* *********, ****** *** ** *** ***** * certifier *****.
  • *** *******:******* ** ****** ********** **** *** ** *******, ********** ******* measurements **** ** ******* *** ******* *******, ***** *** ******** whether * **** ** ***.*** ** ***.**, *** ************ ****** with ***** ******.
  • ***** **** *******:*** **** ******** ** ********** ****** **** ******* ** **-***** storage, ** ***** *** ** ******* *** ** ****** ** the *** ** * ******* *** *************.
  • **** ******** ********:********** ******* **** ******** ***** *********** **** *********, ******* *** estimated ******** ** *** ***** *****, *** ******* **'* * short ** ********* *****, ***** ****** ** ******* ** ******* (but *** ***) ******.

Product *******

********** *** * ***** ***** ******** **** *********. ******** ************ *** *****$*,*********, **** **** ***** *** ***** ** ***** ******** *****, the ************. ****, **** ** *****'* ********* **** (~$*,*** ******), *** ****** **** ******.

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

**********

********** **** ****** ******/***/*** *********, ******* * **** ******* ** *****, ********* ***** *** by ********* *** ********** (*******, ******), ***** ****** ****** *** running **** ** ***** ********* *******.

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

  • *********:**** **** ******** *** ****** ** ****** ***** ** ****** from*** **** ** * ***** ** *******, ** **** *** cable ** *******. **** ******** *-* ********* ********* ***** (**** ***, *** end, ***** *********, ***.) ********* ** *** ******** ** *** cable ***** ******. ********** ****** **** ***** "*********", ******* *** of ***** ******** ************.
  • *********** *****:**** **** ** ******* ** *******, ********* *** **** ** takes *** ****** ** ***** *** *** *** ** *** cable.
  • ***** ****:**** ***** ******* *** ********** ** ***** ***** *** **** pairs ** *** *****. *********** *********** *** ******** ***** ****** or ******** ******.
  • *********/****** ****:***** *** ************ ** *** ****** **** ****** ** ********** in *** ***** *** (********* ****) ** ** ********* ****** back ** *** **** ***** (****** ****) ********* ****** ** poor ************ ** ***** ******.

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

Product *******

***** ********** *** *** **** ****** **** ***** *******, ********* at ***** $*,***, ****** $**,***+ ** *** ********, **** **** kits ********* ***** ***** ******** ***** ******* *** $**,***. ** addition ** ******* ****, ********** **** ** ******* ************ ************ (every *-* *****), ***** ****** **** * *** ******** ** over * ******** *******.

*** ** *** **** ****** ********** ******** *** ********** ******* such ** *****, **** * ******* ** ************* **** ***** certifiers, **** ******** *********** *********** *** ** *** **** ******.

What ** * ****?

** *******, *********** ****** **** ** ***** * ******** ** hand. ******* *** ****** *** *** *** ******** ***** ****** be ****** ************ *******, ***** ** ******* ***** *********. ** ** ****** for ** ***** *** ** *** ****** ** ** ************ to **** ******* ** ******* *****. ******* ** ****** ******** and/or **-*********** *** ***** ******* ********** *** *******, * ******** may **** ******* **** ** *****.

***** ***** ***-**** ******** **** *** ****** ** ******* ** may **** ** ****** ** * *********. *** ******* ** test ******** *** ******** ******* *** ** **** *** **** for ************ *** ***************, *** ** * **************, ***** **** integrators (********** ***** ****) ** *** ******* ***** ******** ** documentation.

**** ** **** ***** ****** *********** ****** ** * *********, since *** ******** ** ****** ** **** ******** ******** ** low, *** ****-***** ************* ***** *** ***** ********. ** **** instances, ********* ** **** *** ******* * ********* ** ****, and **** ******* ********** ** **** ** *** ******** *******. However, ** **** ** **** * ******** ****, ********** *** available *** **** *** * *** ******* *******, **** ***** their *** ** ****** ****, ** **** ** *** **** of *********** ***** ***********.

Fiber *** *** *******

**** ******** *** ******* **** ***** (***/***/****, ***.), ***** ** what ** **** ******* *****. *** ***** *****, ***:***** ***** ****** *** ************

Comments (2)

Labeling could be a 14-page article all to itself, with every second page just repeating, "LABEL EVERYTHING".

That said, I've had instances where other trades (especially drywallers) will just hack off carefully-marked coils leaving you nothing.

To the rescue: Superior Essex and their "Cable ID" feature, in which the cable jacket includes a unique four-character alphanumeric identifier (in the form "AA11") along with every length marker (I'm sure others do this as well, but we get mainly Essex cable from Noramco).

Where we're doing multiple different bundles from a box, we'll designate each pull with a color, wrapping the bundles at intervals with matching PVC tape, as well as wrapping up the service loops and marking the camera ends of each cable with the color. Colored labels on the patch panel, bearing the ID of that cable, ties it all together nicely.

A floor plan showing camera locations can then show cable routing in multiple colours as well, to indicate the routes of separate bundles; the cable ID is also added to the drawing alongside its camera.

A floor plan showing camera locations can then show cable routing in multiple colours as well, to indicate the routes of separate bundles; the cable ID is also added to the drawing alongside its camera.

Cool.

Now if they could just make the cable read its own jacket...

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