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How To Connect Security Cameras to a Power Box

Every security camera requires power to operate. Security cameras can use coax RG59 siamese wire or CAT5e networking cable to transmit video. The latter is more common these days for IP network cameras. If you are installing a low voltage power box for either a new or existing camera system using coax wiring, it is important to understand how the red and black leads from your coax siamese cable connect to a 12VDC Power Box. DC current is polarized, meaning it has a red wire which is positive, and black wire for negative. We recommend using a power box in a camera system as it allows stable power distribution to many cameras in a system without the need for individual power adapters.

To learn how to correctly connect the black and red wires from your security camera cabling, please watch the video below that demonstrates steps to secure the power leads directly in to a 12VDC Power Box.

 

How to connect 12VDC Security Cameras to a Power Box






Matt Rossi is a Technical Support Manager at CCTV Camera World, a leading CCTV Camera distributor located in Buffalo, NY. He is a technical support expert for everything video surveillance related.

 

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