Category Power

Protecting Your IP Surveillance Cameras

  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… Continue Reading →

Surge Protectors May Not Be Enough

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… Continue Reading →

Are Your Installations Being Protected Properly?

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… Continue Reading →

High Power PoE Applications

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… Continue Reading →

Security Begins – and Potentially Ends – with Power

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… Continue Reading →

PoE Calculations and Switch/Injector Limitations – Part One

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… Continue Reading →

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