Cabling (108)

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IP Networking Course May 2021 - Save $50 - Last Chance

Register now and save $50 for the only IP networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals, taught live. Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surveillance...

By John Scanlan - 25 days ago

85+ Point Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 85+ point checklist helps end users, integrators, and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Access Control Course April 2021 - Register Now - Last Chance

IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the system, we look at the whole picture - design, operation, maintenance, and how all parts of an access system work...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Network Cable Usage Statistics 2020 (Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a)

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Integrators are split between using Cat 5e, 6, and 6a but 2 of them have gained at expense of the other, in new IPVM statistics. 175+ integrators answered "What category of cable do you install the most (e.g., 5, 5e, 6, 6a, etc.)? Why?"....

By John Scanlan - 8 months ago

Ditek Presents 10 GbE Surge Protection

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Ditek presented its 10 Gigabit Surge Protectors at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Ditek including IPVM Q&A Background on the company and its products Key Positive factors to...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance

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In this guide, we explain the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks. Specifically, we examine: Network Cabling...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Horizontal Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

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There are a few options when it comes to professionally installing horizontal cabling for video surveillance networks. The three options examined here are: 'Direct Attached', where the first terminates the field cabling with an RJ45 modular...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

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Door controllers are at the center of physical access control systems connecting software, readers, and locks. Despite being buried inside enclosures or hidden inside ceilings, they are a complex component that ties everything else together....

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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...

By John Scanlan - almost 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years 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....

By John Scanlan - over 2 years 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...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years 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...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

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This guide teaches how to install network cabling for IP cameras, including: Estimating cable run length (with video tutorial) Accounting for vertical length Tracking cable remaining (with video tutorial) Selecting a staging location (with...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

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