Published in Jan 2016|Clear Filter

    How to Install Home Alarm Systems

    Today's security systems often do away with the need to run long and ugly data cables by using Wi-Fi networks.

    Today’s security systems often do away with the need to run long and ugly data cables by using Wi-Fi networks.

    You have decided that you want to increase your home’s security by installing a security system. There are so many different options out there. But, the system itself is just one decision you need to make. You also need to consider the different installation methods available.

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    How Cell Phones Changed the Security Industry

    As cell phones have progressed to smart phones, their use in home security has revolutionised the security industry.

    As cell phones have progressed to smart phones, their use in home security has revolutionised the security industry.

    Security systems hit the market decades ago. The safety and protection that they offered was immediately obvious. Having a system in our homes that was remotely monitored for theft, fire, and even medical emergencies greatly increased personal security. But, we all know that technology doesn’t stand still. It changes at an ever increasing pace.

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    POE Powered Switch Instructions

    The 6 port POE Powered Switch that we sell is simple to set up and use.

    6 port powered POE switch

    6 port powered POE switch

    The Switch has a mains power connection on the back, and 6 network ports on the front.

    • The WAN port is used to connect the switch to your modem or router that provides an internet connection.
    • The NVR port is unpowered, and is ideal for connecting your CleverLoop Base Station to.
    • The ports labeled POE 1x, 2x, 3x and 4x are powered data ports (48 Volts DC) and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor CleverLoop cameras, using the appropriate step-down POE kits.

    Note that the kits for indoor cameras (which are 5 V DC) and outdoor cameras (which are 12 V DC) are different.

    The step-down POE kits for outdoor cameras are available from our website here.

    The step-down POE kits for indoor cameras are available here.

    IF you already have an injector/splitter kit for your outdoor cameras, DO NOT use the splitter end at the camera to try and power the camera from a POE switch. This will supply 48 Volts DC to a camera designed for 12 Volts DC and will damage the camera.

     

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