When we think about creating a secure campus, we look beyond the walls of buildings to all the other places people need to visit, like parking lots, parking garages, gates, walkways, and more. To enable a security system, your network would need to support technologies installed in these more remote locations. Depending on the system you use, you might plan to install security cameras, blue light emergency phones, wireless access points, and other technologies that help protect everyone who enters your campus.
However, as we discussed in a previous blog post, your network needs some help to extend to remote areas like parking lots, whether the lots serve hospitals, malls, campuses, or other purposes. Leviton's OneReach solution takes data and power to all-new distances, combining fiber for long-distance gigabit data transmission and copper for Power over Ethernet (PoE) in a single composite cable. OneReach enables PoE equipment (up to Type 4, Class 8) to be located more than 328 feet from the switch, making it feasible to install your security system where it's needed. Power over Ethernet, whether PoE, PoE+, or PoE++, is critical for supporting remote security cameras, blue light emergency phones, and other essential technologies in your security system.
Of course, the solution you implement needs to provide a safe and secure environment both now and in the future. OneReach makes that possible, since you can easily scale the modular system to meet application requirements. You can even add remote PoE devices with existing non-PoE network switching gear, expanding the reach of your network. With its centralized infrastructure, OneReach allows for simplified network and device management.
Just because parking lots are located away from the buildings on your campus doesn't mean they have to be left in the dark. Leviton's OneReach solution makes installing security systems in parking lots and other remote locations easy. Contact your local Accu-Tech representative or visit Leviton's page on our website to learn more.