Cabling (105)

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Access Control Course Fall 2019 - Last Chance

Register Now - Fall 2019 Access Control Course. Thursday, October 17th is the last day to register. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 days ago

Altronix Claims Tango 'Eliminates Electricians'

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Power supply provider Altronix claims its new Tango power supply 'eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs'. In this report, we examine their claims and Altronix feedback, including: What Is Altronix Tango? Wh...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 days ago

Last Chance - Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Last Chance - Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. The course starts next week. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really expl...

By John Scanlan - 9 days ago

ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand

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ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG), Advanced Cabling, and Access Systems Integration as it moves to a unified 'ADT Commercial'. In this...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

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Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected against such attacks and can be done with relatively low-cost means. Inside this guide, IPVM explai...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Riser vs Plenum Cabling Explained

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You could be spending twice as much for cable as you need. The difference between 'plenum' rated cable and 'riser' rated cable is subtle, but the cost difference is big. What is the proper use for each type, and how can you avoid costly mistake...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Cable Firestopping Installation Guide

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Installing cables through firewalls is a critical installation issue. Failing to properly seal a penetration can cause smoke and fire to spread, which can be deadly in an emergency. Understanding the parts and methods used to firestop properly ca...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool Invent...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Cable Trenching for Surveillance

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Trenching cable for surveillance is surprisingly complex. While using shovels, picks, and hoes is not advanced technology, the proper planning, construction, and execution of trenched cable runs is underestimated. In this note, we look at the b...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Access Control Cabling Tutorial

Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every system. In this note, we look at the types of cables used by these systems, including 22/4, 18/6, 22/2,...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Cable Strapping For IP Camera Networks

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Many say using zip-ties 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) Hoo...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

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Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

IP Camera Cable Labeling Guide

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Labeling cables can save a lot of money and headaches. While it is easy to overlook, taking time to label runs during installation significantly speeds up troubleshooting and maintenance. In this guide, we examine this practice and the ways tha...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

IP Camera Cable Termination Guide

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Terminating cables properly is critical to network performance, but it can be a tricky task with multiple steps. Fortunately, this task is easy to manage and get right when the proper tools, connectors, and methods are understood. In this guide...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial

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An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers and controllers, ensuring proper cable performance. We examine the drain wire, the role it plays, a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

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IPVM is preparing the industry's first Video Surveillance Installation book and our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course. We have already released installation training on: Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide Installing Box Camer...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial

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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, ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

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Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

Cabling Best Practices Guide

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Surveillance cabling can be a major problem. Poorly installed and maintained networks are often costly, lengthy, frustrating ordeals to manage. While keeping cables organized is not an advanced topic to understand and practice, in this note we ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

STP vs UTP for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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For many video system designers, deciding which ethernet cabling to use is a quick decision: go with the cheapest.  However, this overlooks the possibility cable, and the video it carries, needs extra protection against common electromagnetic inte...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Average IP Camera Cable Run Distance

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Estimating cable lengths can be tricky, seemingly either all guess work or requiring each and every run to be measured, a time consuming task.  To find out what real world installs average, we asked 145 integrators: What is the average distanc...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

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