As property protection awareness keeps increasing, more people are turning to surveillance systems for assistance. Security cameras are one of the trending devices among Americans. They are often used to monitor areas where security is necessary, such as banks, stores, etc. Generally, there are three ways to connect security cameras: wireless, copper wire, and fiber optic cable. Keep reading to learn more about these optical methods.
Utilize Media Converters
The media converter turns the electric signal into a fiber optical signal so the camera’s video can transfer over the fiber optical cable. In addition, two media converters are necessary on both sides to create the fiber link. Also, you’ll need RJ45 and SFP fiber ports. RJ45 is connected to the main network or security cameras.
In contrast, the SFP port produces optical light in the media converter. In addition, choosing fiber optical cable and which connector to utilize depends on the SFP module in the media converter. Plus, you can use the SC and LC to link the converters. The SC connector is ideal for connecting security cameras. It would help to contact FiberPlus to make this connection for you.
Fiber Optic with Copper Wire
The second way to connect security cameras with fiber optical cable is by replacing the front media converter with a fiber PoE extender. The extender can provide the PoE to remote security cameras. Additionally, the converter can manage 12V DC to 48V DC of power. You can also reach DC 48V with the assistance of two copper wires. Overall, all the media converters, extenders, and SFP modules must handle the wide temperature range since the security cameras will be outside.
Fiber PoE Switch & a Media Converter
Furthermore, a fiber PoE switch is ideal if you have multiple security cameras around your area. Plus, one fiber link is sufficient between the fiber PoE switch and the media converter to supply power to all security cameras. As a result, this network design saves you the total cost.
Use a Fiber PoE Ring Network
The ring fiber network links each other by utilizing the fiber optical cable to make a daisy chain. So, this network connects your security cameras altogether. However, you’ll need a particular PoE switch for this network to avoid breaking protocols if one switch fails. If this happens, all of the security cameras within the ring network will become offline.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid-Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.