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Security Structured Cabling Considerations With Berk-Tek

by Nate Johnson on January 2, 2014

Cabling and security integrators face a wide variety of inconsistencies when working to implement multi-vendor solutions. TIA standards from several decades ago simplified the data and voice market to simplify troubleshooting, reduce downtime, costs and provide a standard for future cabling upgrades the way that the security market is now undergoing. Berk-Tek is one such manufacturer who has worked to involve themselves in learning and practicing the specialties of both security as well as data and voice network configurations.


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By raising structured cabling standards that are not mandatory practices yet, installers and end users can realize the ease of use and scalability that is needed for security installations unique needs. Almost every security camera is in a position that is one of a kind – necessary for every facilities protection, but a need that must be individually tailored for pathing, management and termination.


Ensuring that termination standards are up to par for structured copper network cabling, while also securing the location and equipment is an example of where problems can start. Outlets, jacks, patch cords and relays have to be positioned and protected so that anyone with malicious intent cannot simply unplug the security devices. If outside or in harsh environments then additional precautions and safety codes must be adhered to, such as the IP-67 rating. Even a direct attach method is not a straightforward solution, as such runs may fall outside of certain cabling and connectivity warranties.


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To address these cabling and security connectivity needs, Berk-Tek offers a certified security integrators training, certification and warranty through their OASIS program. To learn more about the OASIS integrator program click here, or to learn more about the issues faced by installers today, click here for a Berk-Tek brochure. Berk-Tek is also involved in cabling for the future by planning for IP cameras and technology convergence over traditional analog systems. To learn more about Berk-Tek and the move from an analog mindset, click here for a Network-Centric Security excerpt.


Whatever you security or cabling needs may be, Accu-Tech has local representatives who can customize and scale the right solution for your facility. To find your local Accu-Tech today, look at our contact page.

Topics: Berk-Tek standards Security Structured Cabling

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