Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial

Author: IPVM Team, Published on May 15, 2018

There is often confusion about plenum ceilings, with misinformation about what is required when running cables through them and mounting cameras into them. Failing to understand plenum requirements can land installers on the wrong side of an AHJ, lead to additional labor and material costs to remedy issues, and even threaten life safety.

In this tutorial, we look at the issues involved in mounting cameras in plenum spaces, including:

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What ** * ******?

******* ******* **** ** * ******** **** *** ******* ** *******/******* systems, **** ***** ** ***** * **** ******* ***** *** return *** (*** ***** ** ******* ******** **** **** ** ** ******/******).

ceiling plenum space

*******, ** **** **********, **** ***** **** ******* *** **** offices, * ****** ***** *** ** **** ******* ** *** drop *******, **** ****** *** (******* *******/******* ******) ******** *** **** *** ***** ******:

raised floor plenum space

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

***** ** ** **** *** **** **** *** ***** ******* may ** *****. **** *** ** ***** ** *********** *** building ****, ** *** ******** ******, *** *** ******, ** designers/installers ****** ****** **** * ******* ** *** **** *** air ****** ****** ******* ** *** ** ***** *******.

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How ** * **** ** * ******* ******** ****** *********?

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When ** *****: ****** ******

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"Plenum" *******

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

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Plenum ********

**** *** ** **** ***** *** ****** ************ ** * plenum ** **** ** ***** ** ******** ****** ******, *** recessed ****** ********* **** ** ***** ******** ** *** ********** points *** *******, *** **** ** * ******** ***** ** suitable *** *** ******, ********* *****, *** ********* * ***** plastic.

***** ******** *** ********* *** ******** **** ******* *** **** be ********* **********. ****** ******** ***** ****** ** *****, **** ~$70 ** ~$***, ********* ** *** **** ** *** ****** and ********* ** *** *******.

Integrated ********

****** **** ******* ** *** **** **** ****** ********, **** models ******* *********** ******* *****, ********, ** ****** ** ******** plenum ******. *** *******, **** ****** ******** * ****-** ***** which *** ** **** ** ***** *********** **** **** ** a ****** *******:

Beware: ******** ****** *** *** ** ****** *****

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************, *** *** ******* ***** *** ******** ******** *** ****** mounting *** ****** *****. *** *******, *********** *********** ****** ** ** ***** ******** ** ******* ******, *** are ******** **** ** *** ****** ** *** *** ** the *******:

Cable ******* (***, ***, **)

**** **** **** ****** ******* ** ****** ****** ******* ******, but ** ******* *******, ** ****. ** *******, ****** ****** (CMP) ****** ***** **** ****** **** ********** **** ******/**** *** removed, ***** ***** (***) *** ***-***** ****** ******** ** **** and ******* **** *****/*****.

** ******* ******* ****** ** *** *********** ** ****** *******, ** **** ** ***** ***** ***** ****** ****** *** should *** ** ****.

Accessories **** ** ******, ***

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