Cable Strapping IP Camera Networks

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 12, 2015

Many say using zipties is asking for problems. And BICSI prohibits them. But many video surveillance integrators use them regularly. What should you do?

In this note, we contrast and explain the tradeoffs between:

  • Zipties (often Nylon)
  • Hook and Loop Straps (also called Velcro)
  • Cable Lacing (Typically Waxed String)

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Zipties *** ***: **** ** ****?

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Zipties ********

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Comments (5)

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* ****** **** ******* ****** **/*/*********. *** ******** ** **, ** *** ********** ********* ** zipties. ***** ****** ** ********** *** **** *****, *** ** you ***'* **** ** *** **** ***** ****** ** ******.

**********, * **** ***** * *********** ** ****** *** *******. Velcro ** ****** ** ******* ***** ******, *** ******* ** bundle ** ******** ******. **********, * ***** *** ******** **** zipties. ** **** ******* *****, ******* *** ***** **** ** datacentres ** ****, *** *'** ******* **** ***** * *** state **** **** **** ** ******** **** ****.

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* ****** **** *********** ** ********* **** **** ********* ************** than **** ***** ***** ***** *** ** **** ***** ******* zipties "****** *** *****'* ******** ********"...

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*******, ** ** ***** ******** *** **** ******* ******* ** frequently *** ******** *** **** **** ** *** *** ******* during ***** *****, ****, ** *******.

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

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