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How Proactive Surge Protection Keeps Your Business Running

Michael Molinari

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On June 20th In Power
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Preventative measures help people protect themselves from future harm in many ways. Doctors can provide vaccinations against future illness, for example, and auto mechanics can perform regular maintenance to ensure that your car does not suffer a major breakdown. We recognize that spending a modest amount of time and money to perform preventative procedures can […]

How Surge Protection Keeps Businesses Running

Michael Molinari

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On April 25th In Power
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No matter the industry, electrical and electronic equipment plays a major role in the everyday ins and outs of maintaining business operations. Without power, security systems, refrigeration equipment, access control, point of sale, lighting systems, and other systems, simply can’t function. Expensive and essential equipment across every vertical market, from healthcare, to warehousing and sports […]

What You Need To Know About Harsh Climates and Surge Protection Devices

Michael Molinari

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On February 20th In Power,Video Surveillance
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Surge protection starts with protecting your outdoor devices from damaging surges. When most people think about which devices need surge protection, they imagine a lightning strike hitting their security camera or light fixture and destroying it, perhaps even sending a massive surge along the network and damaging or destroying other essential devices. Though lightning strikes […]

Are You Protected? Are You Sure?

Michael Molinari

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On December 14th In Power,Wire and Cable
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  The protection provided by a surge protector on your system and its devices is essential, as surge events are unpredictable and can damage or even destroy equipment essential to your system’s operation. However, there are several common problems that may occur during the installation of a surge protection device (SPD) that will prevent it […]

Protecting Your IP Surveillance Cameras

Michael Molinari

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On October 24th In IP Surveillance Video,Power,Video Surveillance
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  As intelligent, networked IP cameras become the industry standard, protecting them from damage and downtime has become a crucial part of any security system. IP cameras can deliver constant analytic information, such as the routes customers take through a store, in addition to providing the round-the-clock surveillance necessary for protecting your business. Should an […]

Surge Protectors May Not Be Enough

Kavita Boodram

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On August 20th In Networking,Power
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Network equipment such as PCs, servers, and network switches can have their performance disrupted by AC power outages along with fluctuations in the current being provided to the devices. Common AC problems include “surges” where the voltage increases and then drops back to normal. Sag, sometimes called a “brownout,” is an event where the voltage […]

Are Your Installations Being Protected Properly?

Stu Tisdale

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On June 18th In Fire,Power
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Do you know if your surge protector is still providing protection for your Fire Alarm Control Panel? Or did it do its job and sacrifice itself to protect your equipment? These are critical questions, and most of the time, will be met with a puzzled look. Most surge protectors do NOT remove AC power load […]

High Power PoE Applications

Joe Loucks

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On October 24th In Power
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One of the attractive features of using IP devices for physical security systems is the ability to provide the power to a remote device over the same Cat5e/Cat6 UTP, coax, or twisted copper pair cabling that is used for the Ethernet signaling. By using devices that are compliant with the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards, […]

Security Begins – and Potentially Ends – with Power

Stu Tisdale

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On April 8th In Intrusion,Power
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What Can Go Wrong with Power? Outright power failure is often what comes to mind first when power problems are discussed, but a host of other, less discussed problems such as brownouts (small dips in power), spikes (large increases in voltage), and surges (sustained over voltages) can also spell disaster for a security system. Moreover, […]

PoE Calculations and Switch/Injector Limitations – Part One

Kavita Boodram

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On December 4th In IP Solutions,Power 1 Comment
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One of the great advantages of using IP-enabled physical security devices is the common availability of PoE or Power over Ethernet. This technology can provide all the power necessary to operate IP cameras, intercoms, access control panels, video encoders, and other device types that can be connected to a local network. The power for the […]