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August 30, 2013

The Best Power and Audio Cables Compatible with Your Security System

Behind ever great innovative system, there lie the methods of transmission. So your verdict is in. You know what you want for your surveillance system and what it comprises of, but there may be an important factor that comes into play. An important detail that hasn’t received as much research or discern as the other components:
December 14, 2012

Connectors and Cables found in Security Camera Installations

Siamese Configurations and Paired Wires: I wanted to cover these first since the ideas of Siamese Cable, Siamese Configuration, and Paired Wire are applicable to all kinds, types, and gauges of wires. All these terms essentially mean the exact same thing. They all refer to a single cable that contains more than one wire. Closed Circuit Television (or CCTV) security camera installations typically use a three wire system. This system is commonly referred to as “Siamese Security Cable” or “Siamese Cable” and is simply 1 RG-59 cable and 1 18-2 cable (both explained below).
December 13, 2012

What Cable Should I Use?

When it comes to installing CCTV equipment, there are several things to consider: What type of cameras will work best for me? What type of DVR should I use? Should I go into IP cameras or regular analog cameras? Do I want a standalone system or a PC based system? Do I need infrared cameras or will non infrared cameras work? Do I want wireless or hardwired cameras? These are just a section of the questions that you should ask yourself. On my most recent camera installation, I went with an Ultimate Mini DVR, which is an outstanding standalone unit. I used a compilation of infrared and non infrared cameras. After weighing the pros and cons of wireless vs wired cameras, I chose to go with wired cameras due to their quality and heartiness. I chose to go with siamese cable over my other options. This solution is not going to fit all situations and here are the differences and benefits for all.
July 8, 2011

BNC Connections

Probably the most common cable joiners in the digital video security systems industry are BNC connections. BNC connectors are easy to use and ensure a sound, full contact connection. BNC connections are different than most other single pair wire connectors (such as RCA plugs, for example) plugs, becuase BNC connections are "locked" in place. The following article is about the origin and use (including applications) of BNC Connections.