Category IP Tech Tips

Be Your Customers’ IT Consultant

It would be safe to say that, smaller companies having fifty or less employees don’t typically have on-site IT personnel to manage their network usage and devices. At the same time employees have broken out of their cubicles using mobile… Continue Reading →

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

  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… Continue Reading →

Wireless Controllers and Roaming: What You Need to Know

Designing a wireless network that cost-effectively delivers seamless roaming can be a real challenge. As a custom installer, it’s important to understand some of the intricacies of Wi-Fi in order to provide the best roaming experience to your customers without… Continue Reading →

Packet Loss and “Fast” Broadband Internet Services

We are currently in the midst of a technological boom the likes of which has yet to be seen in our lifetimes. With the unprecedented growth of IP-enabled devices, smart phones, Netflix, and internet-based services such as Uber, it seems… Continue Reading →

Maximized Wi-Fi to Solve Potential Problems when using Wi-Fi IP Devices and IP Cameras

As most all residential and commercial clients now have Wi-Fi availability, our industry has seen an increase in the demand for, and potential usage of Wi-Fi Enabled Cameras and IP Devices. Wi-Fi availability makes the connection of a camera to… Continue Reading →

PoE Network Switch Power Calculations and Usage

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… Continue Reading →

Use a Light Meter to Upsell CCTV Systems

Many clients will make their purchasing decision based on the quality of the sales presentation they receive from a security company. In today’s technical world, a salesperson who justs throws a number at a prospective customer is not taking advantage… Continue Reading →

RAID Drive Setups

Because of the reality of hard drive failures, security dealers as well as IT personnel must plan and install redundant data recording capability in NVRs and video management PCs. Backup recording can be performed either manually or automatically. The manual… Continue Reading →

Fiber Optic Cleaving – Key to Quality Connectors and Splices

To prepare a fiber end for a connector or splice, the end of the fiber must be cleaved to a 90 degree flat end. This is needed because when a fiber end is inserted into a connector or splice, it… Continue Reading →

ADI 2014-2015 IP Solutions Catalog is Here

It continues to be an exciting time in our industry! With increased focus on IP technologies, the opportunities are endless and ADI is here to provide you with the right solutions so you can profit from this growing market. We… Continue Reading →

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