Tracing and Locating Network Cabling Guide

By John Scanlan, Published Jul 15, 2022, 09:03am EDT (Info+)

Tracing and locating network cabling for video surveillance can be a time-consuming and expensive task, especially when compounded by unlabeled, mislabeled, and poorly-labeled cables. The inevitable moves, adds, and changes can also make a mess of a previously clean installation.

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In this report, we provide solutions for toning out and locating network drops for video surveillance networks, including:

  • Analog Tone and Probe
  • Digital Tone and Probe
  • Switch Port Status
  • PoE Consumption
  • Switch Cable Diagnostics
  • Port Blinking
  • Cable Testers - Wire Map Tool, Verifier, Qualifier, Certifier
  • Documentation and Management

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Switch **** ***********

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