Camera Install Issues - Plenum, UL and Conduit Connections

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 18, 2011

While image quality and reliability get the lion's share of discussion when talking about IP cameras, there's normally little discussion of installation issues, which can greatly affect system design and technician time in the field. Specifically, UL listing, plenum issues, and connection of conduit to camera housings are rarely discussed, but often a problem. In this update, we'll look at these three separate issues, and how they impact users.

Plenum housings

*** ***** ***** ****** **** ***** **** ** ****** ******* in****** ********, ** **** **** *** **** ** ******* ***** *** ceiling. *** ***** **********, * ****** ** * ***** **** for ******* ** * ********, ********* ******* * **** ******* and *** **** ** *** ***** *****, ** *** ***** below * ****** ***** *** *** ********. *** **** ******** information, ***** *** **** ***** ****** ********* ** ************ ******, ***** ** **** ******** * **** overview ** ****** (** **** ** ** *******) ******.

********* ********, ******** *** ***** ***** ******* **** ****** *** housings ********* ** ***** ****** ** ***** *** *** ** the *****, ******* ******* ************ *** *** ****** ** **** and *****. ** ******* **** **** ****** ***'* ****, ** **** **** ******* ***-***** smoke, ***** ** ******** ********. ** ******** ***** **** *** cables **** ********** **** *** **** ****** ** *******. ************, ** interest *** ****** ************, ********** ****** *** ********* *** ******* in ****** ******. **** ***** ******* ****-******* *********** *** ******** jacks *** ** ****** ******* ** * ******. **** *** be ********* ** * ******-***** *********.

**** *** ** **** ***** *** ****** ************ ** * plenum ** **** ** ***** ** ******** ****** ******, *** recessed ****** ********* **** ** ***** ******** ** *** ********** points *** *******, *** **** ** * ******** ***** ** suitable *** *** ******, ********* *****. **** ******** ******* ****** do *** **** ***** ************, ******* ***** ********* ** ** open ***** ** ***** *** ****** ******. **** ***** ************* produce ****** ********, *** **** ******* **** ****** ** ******** camera *******. ***** ****** ****** ***** **** ******** *** ******-***** where ********.

******** ** ****** (** *** ****) *** ***-****** ****** (** the *****):

Conduit ******** *** ****** *******

******* ********* ** **** **** ***** ** *** **** ** conduit ********* ** ****** **** *******. **** ********** ******* ** an **** ** ***** ******* ** ********, ***** ** * question ** *** ** ********** **** *** ******* ** *** camera. ******* ******** **** ******** ****** **** ** * ******* for **** *** ***** *******. ***** ****** '*******' ***** * rigid, ****-**** **** **** ** ******** ** **** ****, ** cheaper *********** ** "***" ** ***** *********** ******** ** ** "conduit".

*** *******,***** **** ****** ****** **** ** *** *****-*****, *** ** a ******* *********** ** *** ******* *******-***** *******. ***** ********** to ***** *************, *** *** ******* *** ** **** *************** in * ******* ** **********, ********* ****** ***** ****, ********-******** runs, *** **** ******** ***** ****** *** ********* ******* *****, snow, *** ***.

* ***** ****** ** ****** **** ******* ***** **** **** is ********* *** * *******. **** *** ************ (****) ******** a ***** ** *** **** ***** ******* *** ** *********. The **** ****** *** ****** **** ** ** ***** *** dome ****** ** ** ********** ***. ********, ******* *** ******* with ******* ****** ***** ***** *** **** ** ** ******* to *" ****** ** ******-**** *****. **** ****** **** *********** solve *** *******, *** *** ** *********** *** ** *** aesthetics ** *** ******* ********** ***. *************, ***** ** ****** users *** ** ******* ********* *** **** *******, ***** ***** most ************* ***** *** ********. ** * ****** ** *** of *** *****, **** ** ************ ***** *** ******* ***** will ******* ** *******, *******, ****** ********* ******* *** ***** used, ***** **** *******.

 

UL *******

*** ***** ************ *********, *** ******* *** **** ********* ** manage, ** **** ** ** *******. **** ***** **** ** difficult ** **** ******* **** ****** ** ***** ****** ** listing. **** ***** *********** ****** ** ****** ** **********. ****** will ****** *** ******* **** **** *** **** * ** sticker ** **** *********. ** **** **** *** **** ******** of ***** ************. ***** ****** ******* **** ***** ********** ***** to ************ ** *** **** **** ** ********, *** ***** components *** ** *******. **** ***** ************* ******* ** ************ for ***** ********, *** ****** **** ***** *** ***** ** lesser-known *******.

****** ****** **** *********, **** *********** **** **** ****** ******** if **** *** ****** ** ** ********. ** *** *******, using ** **** ****** **** * *****-***** ******* *** *** be *******, ***** *** ******** *** *** ****** ********, ** an ********. **** *** ***** **** ** *** ********** *** individually **-******. *************, ** ***** *****, ***** ** ****** ***** can ** ***** **** ****** **** *** ***** *********'* ******. It ** **** ******** ** *** ** **** *** ******** tested ** ** ** ******* ******* **********, *** **** ** very ********* *** ******** **** ******* ***** ******* *************, ** for **** ***** *************.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Installation

$8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec on Jul 19, 2017
Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Convergint Total Recall CrimeEye Product Profile on Jul 11, 2017
Deploying video surveillance in metropolitan areas often brings challenges, including lack of infrastructure or excessive costs to extend...
US States Security Licensing Guide on May 30, 2017
In the US, many states require integrators to be licensed to install burglar alarms, CCTV, electronic access control, or all three, and...
Alarm Supervision Guide on May 24, 2017
Burglar alarms can constantly monitor the health of attached circuits, sensors, and devices to ensure that they remain operational. This is known...
Amazon Techs Installing IP Cameras Tested on May 18, 2017
In 2015, Amazon started offering video surveillance installation. Now, Amazon has made it a lot easier, with automatic add-on options and...
FLIR Is Giving Away $3,000 Demo Kits on May 17, 2017
Everybody likes free stuff, and FLIR is using that concept to attract dealers by giving them $3,000 worth of demo gear for attending a...
Technician Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide on May 12, 2017
Technicians encounter multiple hazards when running wires and installing security devices. Wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps...
Alarm Circuits Guide on May 09, 2017
Alarm circuits are a fundamental element of wired burglar systems. Designing the alarm circuit greatly affects its performance. In particular,...
Smartphone Controlled Kevo Lock Tested on May 04, 2017
Smartlocks are a growing market, with millions sold. Kwikset's Kevo is one of the most common choices, using the Unikey smart phone access control...
Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017 on May 04, 2017
Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can...

Most Recent Industry Reports

$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone) on Jul 25, 2017
Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically...
Dahua Suffers Second Major Vulnerability, Silent on Jul 25, 2017
Less than 3 months ago, Dahua received DHS ICS-CERT's worst score of 10.0 for their backdoor. Now, Dahua has received another 10.0 score for a new...
Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035) on Jul 24, 2017
Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the...
Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations on Jul 24, 2017
Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands...
Competing Against Convergint on Jul 24, 2017
No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired...
Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...
Competing Against ADT on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Hikvision Launching Deep Learning Recorders on Jul 20, 2017
Hikvision has become a common choice for super low cost NVRs. Now, Hikvision is aiming to move up market, with deep learning NVRs that claim far...
PR Campaign Exploiting Manufacturer Cybersecurity on Jul 20, 2017
Manufacturers increasingly have a bulls-eye on their back. As cyber security solutions providers grow, they realize a great way to get publicity...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact