Rodent Proof Cabling

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 18, 2012

The biggest risk to your surveillance systems can be from the smallest threats. Cabling that connects and powers cameras is quite vulnerable, but often nothing is done to protect it from being damaged by insects and rodents. In this note, we examine the problem of rodent damaged cables, the options for combatting the issue, and how much those options cost.

Problem Overview

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***** *** ******* ******* ***** ******* *** * ******* ** reasons:

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

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Problem *********

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  • ******* ***** *********: ** *********** ** ******, ***** ******** ******** *** ** installed ****** ******** *******.
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Cost **********

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