Proper security is essential for enhancing safety and protecting important data in a wide variety of industries. However, obstacles such as distance restrictions can limit the ability to connect security equipment, hindering effective security measures. Fortunately, many different types of industrial networking equipment can effectively network devices from control rooms to security access locations. To learn about key technology that provides security from a distance, continue reading.
4K security cameras
Security cameras are a common type of security equipment used to record activities. They can detect and prevent crime to enhance the security of an area. When it comes to improving security from a distance, 4K security cameras are unsurpassed. Offering the highest level of detail and clarity available, 4k security cameras are equipped with specialized long-distance lenses for long-range surveillance. They include larger image sensors than standard HD security cameras, so they can capture more light, which results in improved color, low-light performance, and contrast.
Equipped with innovative H.265 video compression, 4K IP camera systems also have the capability to keep file sizes low without sacrificing video quality. Furthermore, 4K cameras provide advanced zooming capabilities, which allow them to zoom in on a distant object while maintaining good image quality. As such, 4K cameras are invaluable pieces of equipment for improving security from a distance.
PoE bt standard
The innovative PoE bt standard (IEEE 802.3bt) allows a single cable to carry nearly 100 watts of electricity. This drastically increases the amount of power a single PoE cable can transmit. As such, it can provide 90 watts of power for advanced technology cameras to allow for enhanced security capabilities over a greater distance. In addition, the PoE bt standard features a higher data rate of up to 10GBASE-T.
For improved security in nighttime and low-light situations, an IR light source is required. In addition, a motor for pan–tilt–zoom (PTZ) control allows for improved surveillance over a wider region, while a heater/blower system allows the camera to operate in harsh environmental conditions. All of these features require additional power beyond the traditional 30 watts. For this reason Antaira now offers IEEE 802.3bt compliant industrial PoE switches that support these power-hungry IP cameras.
PoE Ethernet extenders
PoE Ethernet extenders provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) to standard-based PoE- and PoE+-compliant devices, such as IP cameras and wireless industrial access points, over extended distances. Using PoE technology, these extenders allow IP video and network installers to extend Ethernet far beyond the general IEEE 802.3af limits of 328 feet (100 meters) that Cat5e and Cat6 Ethernet connections typically provide. Thus, PoE Ethernet extenders can greatly enhance the distance at which security can be provided.
Antaira Technologies offers a wide range of networking equipment that can enhance your long-distance security capabilities—from PoE ethernet extenders to our industrial wireless (IEEE 802.11) series, which provides a long-range, point-to-point, pre-configured wireless bridge for enhanced remote security. For more information regarding our products, contact us today.