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Why don't we have thousands of products in our Security Camera e-store when everyone else does? Answer: Because we know our products and we only sell the good stuff. (Continued...)
- Bullet Vs. Dome Cameras
When purchasing a video surveillance system, the two types of cameras that you will always consider are the bullet and dome cameras. (Continued...)
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Part 7 - Making a CCTV BNC Compression Cable
A 10 Part GeoVision Series by Camera Security Now -- Featuring Josh VanCleaveIn this GeoVision Configuration video Josh explains how to make a CCTV cable using BNC Compression Ends. As you have seen from our previous videos, understanding and even building your own PC based DVR is something that anyone can do. However, building and installing your DVR is just the first step in completing any type of security camera project. Since every video surveillance system needs cameras, and the vast majority of cameras on the market today are still hard wired, the next step in your project might be just that. Wiring the cameras to your DVR.
Of course there are many type of cables that will be compatible for a CCTV camera, as well as many types of BNC ends that you could chose from should you decide to make your own cable wire.
But, when it comes to the next question of how to terminate your RG-59 cable, that too has many possible answers. Our preference is a BNC Compression fitting. Unlike a traditional "crimp on" connector that literally smashes the connector around the cable, a compression fitting applies internal pressure within the fitting to grab the cable in a snug and even manner giving a watertight seal that is suited for outdoor use.
You may or may not have noticed but a compression fitting is the same type of fitting you will see in use by your cable, satellite TV, or internet provider. They know this fitting will be the most reliable and even though the cost per end is slightly higher than the crimp on type, the durability of the compression fitting more than pays for itself which is exactly why we recommend it. This type of compression fitting of course does require a special compression tool as it's physically impossible for a traditional crimping tool to compress the connector in this manner. With that one exception however the other tools necessary to make your own security camera cables are the same basic strippers and equipment that you may already have.
Should you need any of the tools you see in the video please visit our Tech-Army e-store where you can find our preferred compression tool and stripper our preferred BNC Compression Fittings and the bulk RG59U Siamese cable you need to wire up your system.
All "How to Build and Configure Your GeoVision CCTV DVR" Videos
a 10 Part Do-It-Yourself GeoVision Series
Part 7: CCTV Cable Crimping
Part 8: Weatherproof IR Camera Demo
Part 9: Installing a PTZ Camera
Part 10: Audio Interface Adapters
Other CCTV Product Videos
Infrared CCTV Security Camera Information and Demo
Standard Body CCTV Camera Information and Review
Construction Site IP Security Camera Demo
If you have any additional questions, Ask A CCTV Expert!
For a list of common terms and concepts related to DVR systems See our CCTV Terms and Definitions Page. Or for more 'do-it-yourself' demonstrations and information check out our CCTV Learning Center!