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Security Aspects of Structured Cabling – Part 1

11 Jul 2017
 

structured Cable Management/ BlogCabling system designed for the purpose of security have hardly changed the last decade and a half. Delivering video images and access control data to a control room utilizing standard transmission technology is basic and familiar. What has recently changed is the transition to IP-based security products and the rapid increase in business applications, resulting in end-users expecting a greater video, audio, and data integration. All of these items require delivery over one standardized structured cable system.


As opposed to traditional video and access control systems, voice and data communications cabling systems have had numerous transformations. Functioning on structured cable systems, data networks have shifted from the pioneering 1980s proprietary cabling to standards-based cabling using optical fiber and balanced twisted pair. This has resulted in greater transmission speeds and significantly increased network bandwidth. These two elements allow a security installer to achieve integration that is demanded by clients for CCTV, access control, and other applications. Through the adoption of standardized structured cabling, installers will be able to access new streams of revenue and provide tangible benefits to users by unifying all of their systems within one cabling infrastructure.


This change in the utilization and deployment of structured cabling systems was recognized by ANSI/TIA-862-B “Structured Cabling Infrastructure Standard for Intelligent Building Systems”, which was developed by the TIA TR-42.1 Commercial Building Cabling Subcommittee and released February 2016. This standard features the requirements of several standard and developing systems that are able to use the existing cabling of buildings. It also includes Distributed Building Services that do not utilize a building’s infrastructure cabling because of application, connector, historic, and topographic limitations.


A company’s network infrastructure is crucial in the distribution of information using electronic media, including CCTV, access control, data, and voice. Functioning over a structured cabling system, this distribution network is developed for the perpetual flow of data, featuring redundancy at the heart.  Installed with centralized topology, this enabled the most facile sharing of resources achievable, along with the greatest flexibility and expandability possible.


Part 2 will cover Structured Cabling Benefits for Security Systems.



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Choosing Plenum Cables for Plenum Space

5 Sep 2014

Office Cabling Network Cabling, New York City The plenum space is described as that section of the building that makes possible air movement for HVAC systems. It also provides the space for conduits of heated, conditioned and return air circulation. The distance between the structural ceiling and dropped ceiling tiles is regarded as the plenum space.


The plenum space houses communication cables for telephone and computer networks. However, increasing neglect of cables in plenum areas create a major risk in case of fire.

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Cable Testing And Certification

12 May 2014

cable testing, Network Cabling ,Data Cabling Cable testing and certification are obviously complicated terminologies that may be difficult for laypeople to understand. Nonetheless, it is important to become familiar with these functions since they have become common fixtures in your homes. It does not matter whether you are simply making repairs or installing new cables, testing always plays an essential role. Testing offers a degree of assurance that the links provide the necessary transmission capacity that supports data communications.


Cable testing implements have been designed with multiple features for a variety of tasks. However, these differ in terms of costs, performance and applications. Testing can be classified into certification and verification. Certification is vital because it ensures conformity of the cabling system to industry benchmarks. Certification instruments decide whether a particular connection complies with ISO or TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) guidelines. In fact, it is the final step completed by structured cable manufacturers before granting warranties for new installations.


In this technology domain, certification is acknowledged as proof of professional status. The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) oversees adherence to certification requirements and authorizes schools to grant training that meets its standards. FOA programs are created and maintained by experts in the fiber optic enterprise.


Certification indicates that you have accomplished specific performance criteria established by the certifying organization. It includes knowledge, skills and abilities either through training or through experience acquired over the years.
Certification is not simply an ordinary license; it is official consent to do business within a particular jurisdiction. The majority of states in the country require licensing for service providers installing communications cabling. Be sure to check your local area and find out the requirements for licensing. Testing and Certification are the foremost steps in the cable installation process, and it is imperative that all components are tested carefully.


It is not enough to plug in the network equipment set-up and find out if it works properly. Certification is needed to prevent unnecessary and costly improvements or refurbishment in the future. Network examination and certification of all new installations as well as existing networks are provided for the whole infrastructure.


Incidentally, you also need to learn that in communications cabling, standards delineate the kinds of cabling, yardsticks that define cabling, connections, cabling architecture, and testing prerequisites. These standards can minimize downtime and installation costs. At the same time, standards capitalize on system availability and prolong the life span of cabling systems. Lastly, paradigms allow manufacturers to create systems that will accommodate current technologies and equipment without difficulty. The bottom line is to find the company that can do these things for you efficiently.