Extending Security Camera System over Fiber Optics

Challenges of Traditional IP Camera Systems

Copper cabling is commonly used in security camera systems, but it often struggles to maintain signal quality over long distances. Here are some common issues:  

  • Limited bandwidth causing delays and poor image quality
  • Vulnerabilities to EMI, hacking and eavesdropping
  • Dropped frames and reduced video clarity over long distances
  • Difficulty in handling high-resolution video streams, e.g. 4K

What’s a Point-to-Point Fiber Optic Network?

A point-to-point (P2P) fiber optic network is a type of network architecture where two endpoints are directly connected by a dedicated fiber optic link. Unlike traditional copper cables, fiber optic cables can support very high data rates and offer low latency, which is crucial for real-time video streaming. Moreover, the P2P fiber optic network is inherently more secure than shared networks as it’s not accessible by other users

Faster Speeds
Greater Distances

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 By leveraging fiber optics, this solution ensures real-time video monitoring without compromising on quality, providing benefits such as:

How to Set Up a Fiber Optic Network for Multiple Cameras?

Start by connecting your existing network using our media converter and SFP module, which converts Ethernet signals to optic signals. Insert a BiDi SFP module into the outdoor PoE switch’s fiber slot, and connect the SFP modules with a pre-terminated fiber optic cable. Finally, connect IP cameras to the outdoor PoE switch and power the system. Your cameras will get up and running in no time.

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Fiber optic cables can support much higher bandwidth which is crucial for 4K video streaming as it requires a large amount of data to be transferred in real time without any lag.

Fiber optic cables have the ability to transmit data over long distances, which is ideal for installing IP cameras in expansive areas, such as parking lots, industrial complexes and large warehouses.

Resistant to EMI, fiber optics maintain uninterrupted video streams in environments with heavy electrical noise, such as factories, substations and labs.

As fiber optics do not conduct electricity, it’s suitable for outdoor camera installations where lighting surges are a concern.

Fiber optic cables are inherently secure as they do not radiate signals that can be intercepted easily. This is important for security-sensitive areas where the data from the IP cameras needs to be transmitted securely, such as banks and stock agencies.

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