New Technical Article Provides Suggestions on Saving Time and Money in Installs.
Kris Nickeson, 3xLOGIC’s Technical Services Manager has written an excellent article detailing methods that will save installers time and money on every install.
The article is only available to our Authorized Partners and can be found in the private forums at: http://www.3xlogic.com/partnerforum/save-time-and-energy-installs.
Here’s a little excerpt from the article:
"So take a minute. Set it up on your demo box at your shop. Test that new IP camera on a simple setup, with a DVR, switch and camera. Remove all the unknown variables from your testing equations by keeping it simple and doing one test at a time, in a controlled environment, with known-good parts and equipment. Realizing you don’t have the proper dipswitch settings on your PTZ a day and a half after you returned the $500/day bucket truck is not how you want to end your install. Some of those cameras installed on the roof that you can’t seem to get working on your network may have been setup in 3 minutes in your shop on a controlled network. Now that they’re unreachable, some very valuable test are extremely time consuming. Is it my cabling, or a bad camera? That’s easy to test on a simple switch/DVR/camera setup with a known-good, prebuilt patch cable. It’s much harder to determine the cause of failure once the camera is 300 feet away on a roof somewhere, in a housing, running through 3 network closets & 4 routers. It happens, believe me."
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