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Saturday, January 3, 2015

New rack, patch panel switch and NVR

Recently We installed a bunch of CAT5 wiring for a IP camera system.

We used normal CAT5 inserts with a blank patch panel.
If you plan on using a blank panel it is easier if you use high density jacks!

This was a newly renovated building and there was no data infrastructure currently installed at this location, so we also had to build a network rack to install all of the goodies.

A 2U shelf at the top of the rack will house the NVR
Power provided by a 12 outlet rack mounted power strip (6 in front 6 in back)

We decided to use a 2U shelf to mount the NVR, as well as a rack mounted power strip. 

Wiring is neatly strapped around the inside corners of the rack,
making it invisible from viewing from the front.


This location did not have any internet connection (but we pulled 2 wires from the networks location to the back yard of the building where Verizon's Demarc would be installed should they choose to install FiOS (when available) or DSL. 


As the room that this is located in is a locked mechanical room where it is unlikely for anyone to publicly have access to, it was determined that a lockbox was not needed. 


Power routed from under the rack, hiding the excess slack of the power cord,
providing extra outlets for any future updates.

Also, being an NVR, and not an analog DVR, it is less likely for someone to recognize the device on the top shelf as a video recorder.

The beautiful and bare network.

This job was completed in several phases. 

Once the patch cords, switch, router and NVR are installed.

The first phase of the job was the pre-wire while all of the construction was going on and walls were not all built yet. 

2U shelf
12 outlet power strip
blank patch panel (with CAT 5 inserts)

Once the walls were up, we were able to mount the rack and hardware in the locked utility room.

Side view

The final phase of the project was mounting, and installing the IP cameras.


Side view again.

While there currently is no internet at this location, and possibly never will be, a router was still needed to provide DHCP addresses, and a WiFi connection to access the NVR from a wireless laptop.

Fully loaded

As always, the final product looks clean and neat!


NVR on a 2U shelf
12 outlet power strip
router
PoE switch
patch panel. 

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