CCTV System Power Supplies : Keep Your CCTV System Running Like an Olympian
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One of the most important aspects of building a CCTV system is knowing and meeting the product’s power requirements – without a security camera power supply, you basically don’t have a security camera. If you want to keep your camera / system running properly and safely, take note of these basic power supply pointers:
- Make sure your power supply is secure and invisible. If not, a prospective thief or vandal could simply draw an outlet or trim a basic wire, and immediately your device becomes impaired and useless.
- Depending on the video component’s specific requirements, as well as location, there are many power supplies to choose from. They can be installed indoors or outdoors, rack mounts or wall mounts, and feature AC or DC outlets. Make sure to read the specifications of your CCTV product to meet the exact power requirements. Even though an electronic device may work with a slightly different power supply, to improve the product’s longevity and avoid future hassles, it’s important to meet the exact specifications.
- Video surveillance systems typically run all the time putting a high demand on power supplies. They need a clean and consistent source of 12V DC or 24V AC power to assure uninterrupted operation.
- Configuring typically ranges from 1-32 outputs, and some current ratings are as high as 25 amps when powering LED indicators. Other variable things to consider are environmental conditions – remember power supplies will need to withstand the elements.
The correct CCTV power supply will enable your home or business surveillance system to keep running smoothly and efficiently, as well as lasting for a long time. Not using the right power supply is like an Olympic runner wearing the wrong-sized sneaker.