Home and business owners lack the necessary skills and equipment to design and implement effective surveillance systems. Some of the common CCTV problems that property owners face have to do with improper installation of power supply and CCTV cabling. Therefore, consumers should engage reputable CCTV installation companies such as I-Tech Security to help prevent these problems.

Tips for Effective CCTV Installation

1.    Power Supply

The power supply is an important aspect of any CCTV security system. The tips below will ensure that your CCTV equipment operate at their optimal, prevent damage to the equipment,CCTV Installation and avoid the risk of fire.

  • Ensure that the CCTV equipment you buy is of the right voltage and current rating, as the power supply source. Additionally, the power supply should be regulated, with tolerance that doesn't exceed 5% of the required voltage.
  • The installer must observe the polarity when connecting security cameras and other CCTV equipment to the power supply.
  • Each power supply unit should offer spare capacity of at least 40% to prevent voltage loss and over-heating. 
  • Do not operate CCTV equipment on the same power circuitry as large motors, generators, compressors, and elevators.
  • Proper ventilation and cooling should be provided for all power supply units.
2.    CCTV Cabling

Using the wrong cable length, or laying CCTV cables in the wrong way could lead to signal and voltage drops, which ultimately affect the performance. Below are some considerations to eliminate CCTV cabling problems.
  • The CCTV installer must ensure they use suitable cable lengths.
  • Factors such as over-tightening cable ties, cable joins, and sharp bends should be avoided at all costs.
  • Cable runs should be done away from high current AC power lines, if possible. If the power lines cannot be avoided, then the installer must ensure that the video cables do not run parallel, as this creates noise and interference. 
  • Installers must use the appropriate wire-stripping and crimping tools. In addition, the crimped area and bend radius of the wire should be protected using rubber boots.

"¢    All cabling should be clearly marked to avoid confusion after the CCTV installation is complete.


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"We recently commissioned I-tech Security to design and install retina scan access control though out our facility, Garden State Dispensary - A New Jersey's Department of Health licensed alternative treatment centers, specializing in cultivating and dispensing medical cannabis. Given the nature of our high security facility we are extremely pleased with the design and installation of this state of the art technology. I-tech integrated this tech seamlessly into our operation, their installers went above and beyond during the install and the after sales support has been stellar, Pricing was the best quote we received as well, Garden State Dispensary gives I-tech an A+ and we highly recommend them"
- Brandon Gold - Cultivation & Production Manager

“I-Tech’s creative and top-notch efforts keep our project on-time and within budget. The final results were a success and their ongoing support and follow-up have been an added benefit.” 
- Michael Stevens, SMP

“I have been doing business with I-Tech since they opened their doors. They've done work at my home and office and I have always been extremely satisfied. I trust them so much I even sent them over to my in-laws to do some work ;-) You can't go wrong with I-Tech, they stand by their work and always get the job done correctly.”
- Daniel Hunter


I-Tech Security | 1645B Jericho Tpke | New Hyde Park, NY 11040 | E-mail: info@itech-ny.com | Phone: 516-609-5141 | Fax: 516-977-3560
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