Installations



Increased Efficiency can Help Sell Home Automation alongside Security Systems

Kate Rose

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On June 29th In Intrusion
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In a crowded marketplace with non-traditional companies and DIY products being pushed into prospective channels, residential security dealers and low-voltage contractors may be questioning how they can differentiate their system offerings and help their businesses stand out in the market. One facet of residential installations that can provide concrete value for end-users is the addition […]

Smartphone Surveillance as a Great Selling Point for IP-Based Security Camera Systems

Garrett Savage

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On June 16th In IP Surveillance Video,Video Surveillance
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With the continued rising popularity of IP-based security camera systems showing no signs of slowing down, the capability to remotely monitor and control these systems from a mobile device has become a major draw for customers. The ability to check on their property with a glance at a smartphone or tablet is playing an increasingly […]

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

Stu Tisdale

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On May 24th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips,Wire and Cable
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  One of the great benefits of using IP-enabled security devices is their compatibility with various types of cables such as Cat5e/6 UTP, copper coax, and fiber optic links.  This provides security installers with a range of options when it comes to the cables that are used for specific devices weather they need to be […]

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

Stu Tisdale

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On April 13th In Uncategorized,Wire and Cable
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Cable and connectivity is the unsung hero or our industry. There are very few products, if any, that do not need to be connected to something else via wire or cable.  That being said, the sale and use of low-grade counterfeit cabling is a growing issue that poses a problem too large to ignore. At […]

Don’t Miss ADI at ISC West 2016

John Sullivan

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On March 23rd In ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Communications,Events,Fire,Intrusion,IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,Networking,Video Surveillance
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Featuring the First Ever ADI Sponsored AV Pavilion If you are going to be at the 2016 ISC West show in Las Vegas you won’t want to miss everything there is to see at the ADI booth #12031. We invite you to come see and test some of the latest technologies in IP Networking, Access […]

Using Unmanaged Network Switches for IP Camera Applications

Garrett Savage

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On March 1st In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video
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  In many installations security integration companies are putting IP cameras onto separate or parallel networks. In these cases, the installing firm would normally supply network switches to provide connectivity for IP cameras, access control devices, and other security equipment.  By putting the security devices on isolated separate cabling and network switches, the security of […]

Electrician’s Scissors – Standard Equipment for Technicians

Stu Tisdale

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On January 26th In Tools,Wire and Cable
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As the trend in our industry continues to move towards the use of IP and Ethernet connectivity for devices, the proper care and termination of cables and connectors is becoming more critical to the development and maintenance of properly functioning systems. One of the handiest tools for cabling is the “Electrician’s Scissors.” This inexpensive tool […]

PoE Network Switch Power Calculations and Usage

Garrett Savage

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On October 27th In IP Tech Tips,Networking
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In most green field installations where new Cat5e/6 UTP cable will be installed to connect remote IP cameras and devices it only makes sense to use the PoE powering option that most major vendors are building into their medium to high-end IP cameras and devices. With PoE only one cable is needed to provide both […]

Maximizing Wi-Fi Functionality

David Motz

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On June 30th In Networking
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To get the best performance from high-performance Wi-Fi Access Points (WAPs), installation companies should take careful consideration of the type of cable and connectors used for network connection, placement of the WAPs in the client’s building, and their potential usage. For cabling, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standards call for a minimum of one Cat6 cable […]